Tin Can Candle Holders from Steven Montes

Steven Montes the artist contacted me to let us know about his original artistic candle holders made out of tin food cans.

I previously posted about punching holes into a tin can with a hammer and nail but that looks primitive compared to Steven’s gorgeous tin can candle holders.

If you want to check out more one of a kind pieces of art made out of trash, see Steven Montes Yessy art gallery. According to the site, artists began making tin luminaries during the 1400’s in Spain. They have continued the tradition of creating tin can lanterns but now recycle them from food cans.

If you were wondering how the cuts are made, they now use a small gas torch. Shown here is a tin can vegetable luminaria. I bet the patterns that flicker from the light of the lit candle are beautiful.

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