Picture of Lantern made from Plastic Water Bottle
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This will show you how to make a garden lantern from a plastic bottle and a battery operated tea light.
It don't take to long to make and the cost if you don't facter in the cost of the water less then a buck.
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Step 1: Gather up all your equiptment?

Not to much needed in the way of tools.
first you need a sharp knife of some sort. I used a box cutter.
A pair of needle nose pliers.
You might need a small drill with a bit. I used a cordless because I can can control the speed better.
parts needed are:
a Bottle
a battery operated tea light. Picked them up at the local buck or two store for 2 for a buck.
a short piece of wire, use sold wire if you can find it, or string if you want.

Step 5: Prepping the top

This step is not necessary if you don't want to hang it.
Take of the top and drill a small hole in it to fit the wire through.

Step 7: Last step for the top

Picture of last step for the top
Screw it back on the bottle.
15zhangfra6 years ago
hey, if u used a tea light that works off fire it would work 2. you just need a second slit a bit higher and smaller , u also need the placing in slit to be higher up. then you could fill the bottom up with water for saftey reasons
Grand-Pa (author)  15zhangfra6 years ago
Trouble with a burning Tea light is it would smoke up the bottle if not maybe melt it. The battery lasts a lot longer then a candle.
o hmmm guess ur right
Grand-Pa (author) 6 years ago
Done Thanks for the input.
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jeff-o6 years ago
Could you turn off the lights and take a photo of it lit indoors?