Friday, 11 October 2013

DIY: Pet Bottles Lanterns

Hello all you lovely people. Hope you all are doing great! 
Today's post is a continuation to my previous post on recycled pet bottles. This is just another fab way which can be tried to beautify your pet bottle lanterns. A great, simple and inexpensive way to create festive lighting for your home this Diwali.  

Jumping straight to the tutorial, lets start with what you'll need for this project.
·      A Large pet bottle (Either a Mirinda, Coke or Pepsi)
·      Crepe Paper
·      Fevicol/Glue
·      Tea light candles

Take a large pet bottle and cut the upper half & the lower part of the bottle just keeping the
Middle portion. In this case I’ve used a large Mirinda pet bottle. Trim off the extras with a scissor 
to get a neater finish.
The Middle Portion of a Large Mirinda Pet Bottle
For embellishments, I’m going to make use of crepe papers to create a lantern. So take any three different colours of crepe paper. In this case, I’ve used yellow, orange & red. To begin with, cut strips of approximately 5-6cms of each colour. You can get creative by using different textures and colours.
Now take each strip, and make arc-like designs on it. Once you’ve done this, cut out the arc portions keeping it continuous.  Do this for all three crepe papers.
Once we’re done with cutting the arc cutouts, we need to stick them onto the pet bottle cutout in order to create a frilly effect. So now the next step would be to stick each of the crepe cutout by layers. Apply fevicol to the upper part of each frill and stick it to the bottle. So first, start with sticking the first layer beginning at the top of the bottle cutout. Continue the same method and keep sticking each layer one below the other till you reach at the bottom of the bottle.
This is what you're lantern will begin to look like.
You're crepe paper layers will look more like fish scales. Take a look at the picture below:
We're done with the lantern but we need to use it turning it upside down. Like this, it will give a better effect of the scaly layers that we've created. Finally, Just use it with a LED tea light or a normal tea light to light up the lantern. Here's the final product...
Definitely a fab way for putting to use all throw away pet bottles. A very simple idea which can be customised in numerous ways. Do try it out and let me know if you have any suggestions.

Till Then,
Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow.. Thats such an easy thing to do!! I would try it for sure

    1. Thanks Jyostna! Yes, you should definitely try it!

  2. Wow this is awesome, it looks like sunshine :-)

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    1. Hey Priyanjana. Thanks for considering me for the award. Wish you a great year ahead! Karen

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