I love lights and I always love fun and unique lights. Last summer we placed battery lights into old colanders and it created fun lights. There are so many different types of colanders out there but I thought it would be fun to try and create our own colander. It can be hard to find an old vintage colander especially one with punched stars.





The main supply I will be using are large plastic bowls from the Dollar Tree.

A few other supplies I will be using are:

1. Star cookie cutter

2. Paper and pen

3. Scissors

4. Drill and drill bit (the diameter of drill bit will depend on how bit you want your holes to be

5. Spray paint (I am using antique pewter by Rust-oleum)

6. Puck light or battery operated sting lights

7. Box cutter or knife

8. Hot glue

There are two ways you can do this. You can first spray paint your bowls as I did or you can spray paint them last. Either way is fine and after doing mine I would say spray paint last. You will need to create a pattern for your bowl. This pattern is what you will drill around the entire bowl. I chose a star because I love the old vintage punched star colanders.

You will want to cut your pattern out onto paper because it will be easier to trace onto the bowls. I traced a star cookie cutter onto a sheet of paper and cut it out. I then placed the star onto the bowl and marked dots around the star. The dots are where I will drill my holes.

You can create any pattern on your bowls and cover as much of the bowl that you want.

I did one star on top and continued the stars around the side. The other bowl will be my bottom bowl so I only did the stars around the side of the bowl.

I used a box cutter to cut a hole out of the center of my bottom bowl. This hole is where you will insert your light.

I added hot glue around the rim of the bowl and then glued the two bowls together.

You will place your lights up into the bowl and then you will see the pattern light up.

You will be amazed at how pretty this will look at night. This can be placed outside or in your home. I love how the stars reflect off of the wall at night. This is very easy to make and I hope you will get creative and give it a try.