LET THERE BE LIGHT

Do It Yourself - - MAKE IT -

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.

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