If you’re part of The Shabby Tree then you know that I love creating items that light up and I love to use recycled items.

We seem to have a lot of recycled water bottles which gave me an idea. I thought it would be fun to use a few water bottles to create a strand of light up flowers.

The supplies that I’ll be using are listed down below.

1. Twenty recycled water bottles

2. One 20 count strand of lights from our website

3. Wood burning tool

4. X-acto knife

5. Scissors

6. Rust-oleum spray paint ( Heirloom White, Apple Red, Midnight Blue)

The first step is to cut off the bottom section of each water bottle. You can see how I cut along the bottom line of the water bottle.

You’ll do this to all 20 water bottles.

The next step is to create petals for the flowers. You’ll be forming 4 petals for each one.

You’ll want to use the hear burning tool to create a hole in the center of each flower.

You’ll want to make sure that the hole is big enough to slide the light through.

You can color these flowers any color that you want. I decided to make mine red, white and blue for the summer. I colored 7 of them Apple Red, 7 of them Heirloom White and the last 6 I colored Midnight Blue.

I spray painted both sides of each flower.

Once the paint is dry you’ll then add the lights to the flowers.

These flowers are so easy to make and I hope you’ll give them a try. These will be fun to add to lights on a tree.