DIY Garden Lights from Recycled Plastic

DIY Garden Lights from Recycled Plastic

With the world on lockdown, we are all suffering from a bit of cabin fever. It can be extremely difficult to keep your spirits up in a time of such uncertainty. Trying to settle into a new lifestyle can be exhausting at the best of times, that is why it is so important to look after yourself and set out time to do things that you enjoy. DIY crafts are a great way of passing the time and the best thing about them is you can be as imaginative as want. You don’t need to go shopping for supplies, you can simply recycle or repurpose objects that are lying around your house.

As the evenings are becoming that bit longer, it’s the perfect time to sit out in your garden surrounded by nature as the sun goes down. In this blog, we are going to show you how to make pretty outdoor lights from some recycled plastic so that you can decorate your garden in preparation for the long summer nights ahead.

What You Will Need:

Ready to help the environment AND make your garden pretty? Here is what you will need:

  • A used plastic bag (preferably white)
  • Some string
  • Doubled-sided tape
  • Two clear dome plastic lids
  • LED Tealight
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Scissors
DIY Garden Lights

How to Make Pretty Garden Lights:

Step 1

Make sure your plastic bag and plastic lids are clean and ready to use!

Step 2

Use your scissors to cut the plastic bag into 2X2 inch squares.

DIY Garden Lights
Step 3

Make four small snips in one of your dome lids so that they snap together in the shape of a ball. Cover the outside of your dome lids in double-sided tape.

Step 4

Wrap each plastic square around you pen/pencil and stick it onto to dome lid as shown below. Cover each lid with plastic squares – try not to leave any gaps.

Step 5

Pop your LED tealight into the centre of the dome lids and snap them shut.

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Step 6

Attach a piece of string to the top of your garden light & viola!

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