Did you know you can cut cans with the Big Shot die cutting machine? These adorable candle holders were made by cutting the top and bottom from a soda or beer can and then slitting down the side until you have a flat sheet of very thin aluminum -- just be careful not to cut yourself. Any of the dies with "BIGZ" in their name -- and also the Originals dies -- will cut through the aluminum. (The trick is the die has to be a steel rule die -- so the thicker dies.) Once you cut the metal -- in this case with the Flower Folds die that I've been showcasing lately -- then the edges are sort of rounded and not dangerous.
I got his great idea from Melissa and Gayla's fun blog post that you can see here. Very clever girls! These would be great to make a ton and decorate a patio.