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What are some crafts you can do with a tin pail?

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Homemade tin hanging lamps and Easter party centerpieces are two craft projects made using tin pails. Make the lamps by cutting a hole in the bottom of the pail to accommodate a hanging light kit, and then decorate as desired. Use the pails for centerpieces by filling them with rocks, cellophane grass, small branches and plastic eggs.

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To make a pendant light from a tin pail, wash and dry the pail before cutting a socket hole in the bottom. Use a saw-tooth hole saw slightly larger than the diameter of the hang light kit's dome to drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the pail. Pull the plug end of the light cord through the hole until the rim of the light kit holds the dome in place. Drill small holes in the pail for light to shine through, if desired. Hang the lamp using two ceiling hooks, the first centered where the lamp will hang, and the other holding back the cord.

A simpler tin pail craft project is Easter party centerpieces. Fill the pails with rocks and shredded cellophane grass. Stick several small branches through the grass and into the rocks, and then hot glue six-inch strands of ribbon to plastic eggs. Tie the eggs from the tops of the branches with small knots when the glue dries.

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