would anyone here know how to make some cool looking coloured patio lights for really cheap?

I was thinking of converting a string of clear x-mas lights, and maybe using recycled plastic pop bottles for shades. They make some half sized pop bottles that look like they would work perfectly. I'm not sure how they could be painted/coloured though. Maybe just brushed onto the inside of a clear plastic bottle ? anyone tried this ?

ChrysN8 years ago
You can use sharpies to colour the bottles, or use tissue paper as was used here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Easy_Stained_Glass_Christmas_Holiday_Lights/

Instead of bottles you can use ping pong balls, these look really cool: