Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Patio Party Lights


It's that time of year again, and I'm ready to move my wicker loveseat and chairs to the patio, pour a glass of light wine, and dine with my friends. But I need a pretty little light to bring a bit of ambience to the party.

This patio party light was much easier than it looks. I found the cup and saucer at the thrift store. I had the flat glass stones and the wired beads. And the copper pipe and cap came from the hardware store. Love it!

Here's the project instructions to print out and make yours:

Patio Party Light Supplies:

  • Ceramic or glass cups and saucers
  • Copper pipe, 3 feet long
  • Copper cap
  • 2-part Epoxy
  • Adhesive gel
  • Flat glass stones
  • Buttons
  • Figurine
  • Beaded wire
  • Alcohol
  • Paper towel
  • Paper plate
  • Craft stick

Steps:

  1. Clean cup and saucers with alcohol and paper towel.
  2. Glue the cup to the saucer with adhesive gel. Embellish with buttons, stones, and figurine with adhesive gel. Let set according to the glue label.
  3. Mix the 2-part epoxy on paper plate with craft stick, according to the label.
  4. Turn the cup and saucer over and apply the epoxy in the center of the saucer bottom. Apply epoxy to the copper cap. Press the cap onto the saucer. Let set according to the epoxy label.
  5. When the glue is set, position the copper cap to the end of the copper pipe.
  6. Wind beaded wire through the cup handle and down the length of the pipe.
  7. Push the pipe into the ground, and add tea lights, bird seed or fresh water.

2 comments:

Lisa West said...

This is a great project. I always admire wire and bead projects for a whimsical effect. Thanks, Lisa

Lisa West said...

I had to come back and tell you I just read about your mannequin and the gluestick gun holster, you are soo funny!! Love it. I haven't checked in for a while but I will make a point more often. I'm not that great at keeping up with the blogging relations. I truely enjoy your projects.