I love a garden as much at night as I do during the day. When temperatures are extreme in the day, I prefer to be out in the garden at dusk. Taking some empty wine bottles and white Christmas lights, I made a new twinkling addition to my garden. This project also got me thinking how easy it would to make an outdoor chandelier with the same materials….ideas for a few more wine bottles down the road.
- wine bottles, cleaned and labels removed (goo gone works great)
- string or two of white Christmas lights
- bamboo sticks (to stake in the garden)
- wire (if you want to hang them, just word of caution about water collecting in the bottle if it’s mouth is open to the sky)
Excellent idea! So simple yet so lovely. Thank you for sharing!
How do you run the power to the lights?
I luckily have a power outlet in the back yard. If you don’t happen to have one, there are plenty of options for solar powered xmas lights. They may be a little more expensive, but probably worth it!
How did you get the lights from one bottle to the other? I am trying this. The lights go in good on the first bottle and then I leave some hidden in the ground to go the other bottle but I can’t get them in the 2nd bottle.
It is a bit tricky. I used a plant stake to help push them into the bottle.
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