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.
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.