Propane Bottle Jack O' Lantern

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Introduction: Propane Bottle Jack O' Lantern

The humble Propane/LPG gas bottle not only looks great as a Lego dude, but can also can be brightened-up as an awesome Halloween prop.

Step 1: Paint Your Gas Bottle

I started with a camp stove propane bottle that was already yellow from the factory, but it wasn't quite orange enough to be a pumpkin. I gave it a wipe with turpentine to remove any grease and dirt, and then sprayed it with orange paint.

To protect 
the gas connections from being painted I used the spray can lid to cover them.

To create the face I sourced an off-cut of black adhesive vinyl from a local sign company for $4. 

Step 2: Decorate Your Gas Bottle

Once I'd created my Jack o' Lantern design I printed it out and taped it over the black vinyl and then cut the design out with scissors.  As I didn't have any transfer tape I then had apply each of the vinyl pieces separately onto the bottle.

Step 3: Enjoy Your Jack O' Bottle

I hope the Jack o' Bottle adds some extra fun to your Halloween festivities.

Cheers, Icedvovo

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    Hi everyone. My happy gas bottle eventually ran out of gas so I was finally able to answer the question "Can I refill my painted gas bottle?"

    In Australia at least the answer is YES!

    Here's Happy Gas Bottle being refilled at Ray's Outdoors in Adelaide, South Australia. It really made the day of the guy refilling it.

    Cheers, Icedvovo

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    Does this affect tank returns?

    If you are using a returnable tank, don't do this. You don't own the tank, therefore you might be responsible to any "damages" to the tank.

    Only attempt this ible if you own your tank and possibly are not using it anymore. There are inspection stickers and other such that need to be visible to get them filled by a reputable person. At least that's the way down here in Louisiana.

    I have to laugh we saw the one last week of the mini lego enlarged on a propane tank and my son thought of doing ones for halloween. We are doing them today, the pumkin and the skeleton heads. I have two tanks with bad valves and will use them for halloween.

    Great idea well done ave few of these lying around all
    ray northumberland uk

    Nice!

    plus, it can explode to scare the children!


    Awesome!
    *sarcasm*