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« on: May 17, 2009 09:38:54 PM »

So my mom and I went to a Signature and Homestyles party the other night, and they had these outdoor lanterns that reminded me of glass bottles. This is the closest thing I could find to what they looked like: http://www.questinteriors.ie/Garden%20Furniture/Candles,%20Candleholders,%20Lanterns%20&%20Lighting/BJ056.jpg
I was wondering if anyone had suggestions about how to go about the bottom. After cutting the bottom off I have no idea what to do without having the metal piece on the bottom. Is there any way to get the same effect without the metal piece? I was hoping to make something similar out of glass coke bottles since weve got a bunch of them laying around now. I also wouldnt be using REAL candles, Id be using the LED ones that run off batteries but they are the same size I think. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 10:12:23 AM »

Someone asked a few months ago (last year maybe?) on what to do with some old starbucks bottles and I explained and drew a picture of a hanging lantern I had seen at a store in Italy.

Basically, the bottom was cut off and sanded a bit while this metal piece was inserted up from the bottom and out the lip. It wouldn't be too hard to get thick craft wire and bend it into shape. They then used a twine-ish/hemp rope to create the net that draped over it and small chips of gems and shells for decoration.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2009 10:14:28 AM by SkyyAngel » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 11:14:38 AM »

Thank you for replying! Thats an awesome idea! Ill probably try that thanks again.
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