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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Make A Patio Light In Less Than 5 Minutes!-A Rusty Stuff Project

You probably have all 3 of the things you'll need for this and be able to make it before dark tonight!

I took an old rusty bed spring, and an equally rusty cottage cheese mold and slipped the bed spring through one of the holes in the bottom of the mold. Mine stayed upright and secure all by itself, but you might need to bend things around with a pair of pliers. Pop in a battery operated votive, or a votive candle in a glass container, and there you go :D Easy peasy.

Here's a close-up of the top of the bed spring inserted in a hole in the mold. The candle light fits inside just right! If you wanted to use a glass holder and a votive candle, maybe use some wire across the back of the mold to keep it secure.

Ta-da! Maybe it only took 2 minutes....

and here it is inside so I could take a photo of it lit up. Don't you love the star pattern? Wouldn't these make nice decorations for the 4th of July?
You could hang the molds from a string of lights, that would be pretty,too, or hang the molds from wire around the roof of the porch, or on the ground along your walkway.
Go make some!


CiNdEe said...

That is really cute! I wish I had a mold like that(-: Great idea!!!

Kudzu said...

thanks Cindee :D i have quite a few of these floating around the house..

misselaineous said...

Okay the the 5 where did I put that cottage cheese mold???!!! Actually, I don't think I have to be one of the only things that isn't hidden away here st MissE's!!! Happy Sunday! *elaine*

The Japanese Redneck said...

Good idea Cherry.

Hey misselaineous, how bout an old coffee can?