This simple tutorial on making a homemade lantern would be an excellent idea for an outside wedding being planned on a low budget.
Wire or Twine (Handle)
Paint if desired
STEP 1: Clean your tin can thoroughly.
STEP 2: If you choose to paint your can, like I did, be sure to do that now. Otherwise you will be painting over your holes.
STEP 3: Drill out tiny holes all around your can. If you want to do a pattern, take a sharpie and draw the pattern dots before drilling. Leave 1 inch of undrilled space around the bottom section of the can.
STEP 4: Create a handle with wire or twine. You can use the holes you drilled in the previous step to pull your wire/twine through.
STEP 5: Place a small amount of sand in the bottom if your can. Place candle on top of sand and light when ready to use.
CAUTION: THESE LANTERNS MAY CREATE A FIRE HAZARD. USE ONLY WITH DIRECT SUPERVISION. DO NOT HANG OUTSIDE ON A WINDY DAY WHILE CANDLES ARE BURNING.