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.
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Step 1: What You Need
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
With the hacksaw cut off bottom of the bottle, and top of the cap
Step 3: Quarters
Make four long cuts with the scissors along the "corners" of the bottle.
Step 4: Petals
Shape the four parts as leaves by cutting off rounded corners.
Step 5: Cap Adjustment
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
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
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
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?
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