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Trash to treasure 3, push back the dark

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I find a lot of amazing things when I'm out curb mining http://www.instructables.com/id/Mining-for-suburban-gold/  just because I find a usable item however doesn't mean I'm going to use it as it was intended
 
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Step 1: Materials and tools

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I found several solar lights that only needed a little cleaning and the batteries charged. The aluminum drink container didn't look like it had ever been used, but I wasn't going to use it for drinks! At first it was going into the aluminum scrap pile but then I looked at the lights and the container and said WAIT.
 I filled the container about half way with play sand, you could use marbles, rocks or something else to give it some weight, then I grabbed my trusty glue gun

Step 2: Rocket science part

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I put a couple dabs of glue on the bottom of the lamp "globe" and positioned it on the container mouth and then ran a smooth bead of glue around the base of the "globe" to fully attach it and hopefully seal it from weather.

Step 3: Push back the dark

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With a fully charged battery this little lamp gives off an amazing amount of light, place it in your garden or on a patio table where it can get lots of sunlight during the day and you're ready to push back a small patch of the dark
rimar20002 years ago
Recycling is the real future, congratulations.

A hug!
l8nite (author)  rimar20002 years ago
recycling and re-purposing is also lots of fun and mentally stimulating. thank you for commenting