Monday, February 11, 2013

Create glowing path lights

by Debra Anchors


Add some interest to your garden on a winter’s night with glowing orbs. If desired, these may also be created for use during warmer temperatures, but won’t last as long. The glowing balls are very easy to craft and display.

Acquire a large balloon, fill it with water, and tie it closed.  Place a tennis ball under the water balloon and either place the filled balloon outside during freezing temperatures, or use your freezer to turn the water into ice. Once the water inside the balloon has frozen, cut-away the balloon and remove the tennis ball. If desired, you can rinse your new ice ball with water to give it a more clear effect.


Instead of using candles, as demonstrated in this photograph, place a child’s glow-stick or glow-bracelet under the ball so the ice will not melt against a flame.

Note:  For convenience, I have embedded links into the text that will take you to the products used in this project.

Recycle, upcycle and do-it-yourself? Absolutely! Have you upcycled something unique for your garden from recycled materials? Please share it with me so I can feature your creation here.


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Until next time -
Debra

4 comments:

  1. HAVE DONE THIS WITH COLORED WATER. BEAUTIFUL!

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  2. I don't think this would work with a candle.... it would smother the flame

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    1. Oh, no. I wouldn't use a candle either.

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  3. Yeah I call b.s. on candle

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