Monday, July 28, 2014

Try It Tuesday: Two Re-Purposed Light Ideas




I recently was asked to review RTGS Micro LED 60 Warm White Color Indoor/Outdoor String Lights and new this was the perfect opportunity to try out a couple of crafts using re-purposed items. The top picture shows a coffee can turned in to a Star Light. I will go through the steps on how to make this below.

As you can see I started out with an empty coffee can, the LED battery operated string lights, spray paint (you might remember I did a bathroom fixture update with this same spray paint, I am getting a lot of mileage out of this one can!) and some batteries.


To start out with I drilled random holes all over the coffee can and the lid. Then, I spray painted both pieces (pictured below.)


I got a head start on another craft project that I was spray painting while I had the old bed sheet spread out and spray paint going.


What is great about LED lights is that they don't give off heat so you don't have to worry about a fire hazard so you can put them in either a metal or cardboard can.

 A feature that is really awesome about the  RTGS Micro LED 60 Warm White Color Indoor/Outdoor String Lights is that the strand part can be full immersed in water and so I was able to take this empty bottle and fill it with blue colored water and stuff the light strand inside (the battery pack is behind it) and make this cool light feature for the dining room.

My husband thinks it would be really cool to attach to his line when he goes ice fishing this winter. We'll see if I let him use it or not, but because it is battery operated he could easily take it along with him. Also, the strand is actually 20 feet long (the wire is super thin) and he thinks it would be fun to put on the boat if we take it out at night. There are so many possibilities on where we can use this strand of lights. I am going to have to buy more.


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 RTGS Micro LED 60 Warm White Color Indoor/Outdoor String Lights:

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10 comments:

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love doing crafts and these lights are amazing. I am going to be doing them with the kids because I know they will get a kick out of it. Thanks for sharing.

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

So cool! I have a string of light I have no idea what to do with (the lights are green). I will have to give this a try :)

Annemarie Leblanc said...

What an amazing idea, I need to try this!

A GAL NEEDS said...

Awesome craft idea and great for the kids to do it with you!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

This is brilliant! You're so creative.

MikiHope said...

Those lights would also be great to somehow outline bikes. Riding at twilight is so dangerous! I am not craft (nor do I ride a bike) but someone should try to figure it out!

kewkew said...

Such creative ideas with a strand of lights. Thanks for sharing.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

What a great way to upcycle those empty cans. The lights look amazing!

Maria Constanza Oller said...

What wonderful way to offer a second chance to a everyday items like a coffee can I love those light and it will look wonderful as a nursery nightlight

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

What an awesome idea, I never thought to do this. My teen girls want me to get these string lights for their room.