LET THERE BE LIGHT
Who knew empty yogurt bottles could be so glam? For this chandelier, above left, cut off the bottom part of a large, cylindrical lampshade, leaving only the top metal circle and any attached braces. Clean and remove the labels from 100 small, opaque white bottles (we used Danimals Smoothies containers). On the bottom of each bottle, cut a small X with a box cutter or knife. On a string of 100-count white lights, push each light up into the bottom of each bottle through cut. Use the diagram to string the lights on the lampshade, using white zip ties to secure. (This is much easier if you are able to hang the lampshade at about shoulder level so the bottles can hang as you attach them.) The top strands should loop at the bottom every six lights.
A MEAT CHOPPER CREATED OUR CROW’S-FEET PATTERN, BUT OTHER KITCHEN UTENSILS OR STAMPS WORK TOO.