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Make fairy lights: pretty flowers from plastic bottles
Make fairy lights: pretty flowers from plastic bottles

Video: Make fairy lights: pretty flowers from plastic bottles

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Turn old plastic bottles into a brightly colored chain of lights. Our step-by-step instructions show how it's done.

A few plastic bottles, some spray paint and the outside lighting from last Christmas - that's all you need to make your garden shine in a special light.

Summer attracts with warm temperatures and a lot of sun outside - ideal for the barbecue party. A self-made chain of lights guarantees that the evening will be particularly atmospheric.

You need it

  • Mini fairy lights for outdoors
  • Plastic bottles with plastic lids (as many as lamps)
  • scissors
  • sharp knife
  • colorful spray paint
  • Newsprint

1. Cut bottles

Wash out plastic bottles well and remove labels. Depending on how big the flowers are to be, cut liter bottles by a third, half liter bottles by half, with small drinking yoghurt bottles it is enough to remove the bottom. Cut the bottle neck into even, vertical strips just below the lid: this will later become the petals. Tip or round the strips at their ends and bend them outwards like a funnel.

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2. Insert the lid

To be able to put the flowers on the bulbs, stick a cross into the bottle cap with a knife; Slightly press in the slots. The opening should be just large enough for the plastic flowers to sit firmly.

Deckel einstechen
Deckel einstechen

Pierce the lid.

Photo: www.bine-braendle.de

3. Paint flowers

Spray the flowers sparingly on both sides outdoors on a newspaper. If there is too much varnish, unsightly "noses" arise, so it is better to fog the flowers several times from a distance of approx. 20 cm. You can work in one or more colors, let the colors run into each other or (for white bottles) only spray the tips of the leaves.

Blumen lackieren
Blumen lackieren

Paint the flowers.

Photo: www.bine-braendle.de

4. Push on

When the varnish is dry, put the flowers on the bulb holders. If they are too loose, fix them with wire if necessary.

Blumen aufstecken
Blumen aufstecken

Put on the flowers.

Photo: www.bine-braendle.de

Extra tip

Beer garden fairy lights are more suitable as lighting for larger areas (ten meters cost around 25 euros). You can decorate them individually with incandescent lamp varnish (20 milli-liters about three euros). Paint stars, dots or spots as you like.

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