Oil lamps are a great outdoor lighting solution and way keep you busy in this next DIY recycling project.
That’s right! Why buy oils lamps when you can make them, save the planet and save money all at the same time? If you’re sold on these benefits, here’s how you go about this particular DIY recycling project….from We Upcycle, of course!
For this DIY outdoor lighting recycling project, you’re going to need jars and bottles as well as their screw lids, a drill, cotton rope and oil. The oil can be any oil…from kerosene to paraffin or coconut to olive (for a great scent while burning). We Upcycle suggests sourcing different coloured and shaped bottle to add visual interest to the outdoor area your oil lamps will be lighting up.
Now, this We Upcycle outdoor lighting recycling project is very simple, for the DIY-er, and functional, for outdoor lighting needs. Here’s what you need to do…drill a hole into the centre of each of the screw lids and set them aside. Cut each cotton rope ensuring each is long enough to touch the bottom of the jar or bottle when hanging from the lid. Do this by pulling the rope through each screw lid and closing to see how much needs to be snipped off.
Next, pour your oil of choice into the jars and bottles filing to one-third the way up, dip the cotton rope that is now attached to the screw lid into the oil. Close the screw lid and voila! Your We Upcycle outdoor lighting recycling project is complete. Do this to all your bottles and jars for an assortment of DIY oil lamps.