DIY Garden Lights


| 10/4/2013 3:30:00 PM


Tags: DIY, garden light, reuse plastic bottles, Instructables,
Final garden light. Photo by Ruud van Koningsbrugge

This article was originally posted in Instructables and is reposted with permission from Ruud van Koningsbrugge.

Reuse plastic bottles to make these easy, elegant DIY garden lights that cost almost nothing. 

After you've gathered the materials and tools, it takes only about 10 minutes to put together this garden light for your property.

Step 1: What You Need

Materials and tools you'll need to make one DIY garden light: 

  • One plastic bottle (A translucent bottle works well; you can reuse plastic bottles that originally held laundry detergent or fabric softener.)
  • One old bicycle inner tube, or at least 6 rings cut from an inner tube
  • One broomstick, as long as you prefer 
  • Pair of scissors
  • Small hacksaw
  • Tea light (small candle in an aluminum container)

Step 2: Sawing

Use the hacksaw to cut off the bottom of the plastic bottle as well as a thin slice off the top of the cap.

Step 3: Quarters

Make four long cuts with the scissors along the corners of the plastic bottle.




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