Dandelion Lanterns From Up-cycled Plastic Bottles

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Are you enchanted by those Dandelions? Today we are making some gorgeous lanterns from very humble materials: plastic bottles from your recycle bin, and paper!
We will light them up with LED candles! I made these designs that you can download for free at the end!
Start with clear plastic water bottles from your recycle bin! Those with grooves are fine, they don’t show when lit.
Print and cut the designs- you can use a craft machine but it’s easy enough to cut with an X-acto knife! Gently curl up the cuts to make the patterns dimensional!
Tape the paper to the outside of the plastic bottle. Now light the LED candles or string lights, and drop them into the bottles.
You can download the free design, or check out more details on the best paper to use at the link below! Now, ready to make a wish? =)
APieceofRainbow
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Bunny Kelley Bunny Kelley on Mar 25, 2017
    Where is the link for the paper lantern plastic bottle design? There wasn't one on the Hometalk.com page where I found this idea.

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  • Dani Dani on Sep 21, 2018

    Would be a great idea for the grandkids but using the bigger bottle so you can use a solar light outside. . Cut the design right on the bottle and use outside paint. Thanks for sharing your great idea. .

  • Carol Cole Carol Cole on May 27, 2019

    They ended up so cute I love them

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