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A very elegant garden light with almost no cost and very easy to make.
Check it out! After you have gathered the materials it takes about 10 minutes....
And you will enjoy it all summer long.

Step 1: What you need

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You will need:
- one plastic bottle in the same shape as shown. Here in the Netherlands they are very common with detergent or fabric softener.
- one old bicycle inner tyre, or at least 6 rings cut from a inner tyre.
- one broomstick, as long as you want.

- a pair of scissors
- a small hacksaw

- a tea light ( small candle in aluminium container)

Step 2: Sawing

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With the hacksaw cut off bottom of the bottle, and top of the cap

Step 3: Quarters

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Make four long cuts with the scissors along the "corners" of the bottle.

Step 4: Petals

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Shape the four parts as leaves by cutting off rounded corners.

Step 5: Cap adjustment

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unscrew the cap from the bottle. Remove the inner ring with the hacksaw to make the cap flat on the underside.

Step 6: Big match

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Cut aprox 6 rings out of the bicycle inner tube. Put the six rubber rings on top of each other on the end of the broomstick. Make sure the bottle cap can be squeezed on with some effort.

Step 7: Capology

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The bottle caps often come in cheap plastic colors.
You can paint them. ( I use one layer of acrylic modeling paste, and one layer of artist's acrylic paint).
Or, easy peasy, cover it with two more rings cut from the bicycle tyre 

Step 8: Finito

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Put the bottle on the stick. Insert the broomstick in the ground and insert the tea-light in the bottle. You will find that a tea-light fits beautifully in the neck of the bottle. To light the candle bend one leaf outward and light with a match.
Notice how nice translucent the bottle shines, and how beautiful metal-like the inside reflects! 
How much light-flowers can your garden take? 
Ruud van Koningsbrugge (author) 6 months ago

Made a new one for indoors with led lamp. Works perfect with electrical wire through a metal tube and a socket on top.

dawn.tapper.16 months ago

I think these will look lovely

in the summer

maz27810 months ago
this is awesome love it..
BLR_RAVI1 year ago

beautiful to see when lit

CathyL19761 year ago
Love this, now just have to find some bottles I can use and enough old broomsticks! Lol
Nice! You always do the coolest things!
hauskat2 years ago
great idea, will have to try it
WOW! Just WOW! I think I'll try this with a solar light.
l8nite2 years ago
great upcycling !
juskruzin2 years ago
Good idea, nice and simple.
Looks like it's from a shop. Also the making of it is easy and cheap.
Skopeloscot2 years ago
Nice one Ruud! Will have some at my next BBQ here on Skopelos.
Please send me photo!
NickGriffin2 years ago
Really pretty! I might suggest using an LED flicker candle due to potential fire concerns. Nice looking and simple!
Perfect idea!
gailgates2 years ago
I love it! I am going to share your post with all my friends.
Thank you, please do!
That is so cool! That bottle was made to be that light!
nibteka2 years ago
Excelente, parabéns
breumer2 years ago
Verbazing wekkend jouw creatie`s !!! wauw jij bent lekker creatief zeg!
foobear2 years ago
Very elegant.
Beautiful, thanks for sharing.