December 6, 2013

DIY Garden Bottle Lanterns - Pretty and on Penny Budget

When autumn days are getting shorter, every little beam of light in the garden is welcome.
A good choice to beautify the veranda, garden paths or a romantic table are handmade bottle-lanterns.  This decoration is safe, its preparation will make us a lot of joy and warm, flickering flames of candles will improve our mood immediately.

To prepare lanterns you will need

-          empty milk or kefir bottles
-          knife for cutting glass
-          sandpaper
-          clear multi-purpose glue
-          colorful autumn leaves
-          tealights

How to

Cut off the bottom of the bottle using knife for cutting glass. Put the bottle in the sink and carefully pour a small amount of boiling water into the bottle - the glass will break and the bottom will fall off. Grind the edges of the bottle with sandpaper. Be sure to wear safety gloves while doing this.
Prepare fresh, colorful autumn leaves. Stick them to the outer side of the bottle. You can mix red and yellow leaves so the final effect will be even more beautiful. Carefully glue the edges of each leaf. Leave for 24 hours to let it dry. Dried glue should create air bubbles!

Space of the tealights, cover them with lanterns and wait for the evening to come. Ta-dah!
It's also a great idea for upcoming Halloween!

Author of this post: Łukasz Skop that is blogging at Bez Ogrodek or see at FB 


Mark and Gaz said...

Thanks for sharing Ewa, I think we'll give it a go!

Our photos said...

Thanks for your lovely idea!