Friday, 7 October 2011

Ryan's Garden Loves: Beer Bottle Tea Lights


Garden lighting can often be quite dull and boring but I absolutely love these gorgeous little recycled tea light holders which add a sense of fun and youth to the garden.

I came across this product when contacted on twitter by the websites owner asking me to do a review of a victorian garden but I couldn't resist posting about these tea light holders too as I think they're great.  The holder itself is made from a recycled beer bottle that has served its original purpose and I quite like the idea of turning waste in to quite a funky little garden accessory.  In fact, I think that I'm slowly becoming a recycled beer bottle collector as I also have the matching Corona wine glasses, which I picked up at the Eden Project after the Amy Winehouse debacle, but that’s a conversation for another day.
The tea lights are really simple to use and after adjoining the bottle to the metal ground spike and inserting the tea light holder they’re ready for their position in the garden.  I think that they'd be at their best plunged in to summer and autumn borders or on the entrance to the garden but they would also be great to use to line a path or in to containers, either in the garden or at entrances to the home.

If you like the look of these tea light holders then you should check out the main website where you can also find other lighting products, garden lamp posts and beautiful gazebos.

9 comments:

  1. What kind of beer comes in red bottles? Or magenta, or blue, or teal, or yellow? :P

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  2. That is so interesting and beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. These are a cool find, and not too expensive. Being glass you know that they are going to withstand the British weather which is always nice.

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  4. Love that sort of re-purposing...now I just have to find a place for them ;-)

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  5. Sooo colorful ! Looks like it was a fun project.
    We can always use garden lights and they can be very romantic.

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  6. What a great idea! Quite unusual too, I love pretty, colourful things :D

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  7. what s the best method to get bottom off the bottle?

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    1. I'm sorry but I can't help you there Jo. These tealight holders come ready made. You could always try asking a local glazier?

      Ryan

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    2. You can buy a bottle cutter! Its a bit temperamental and a slightly lengthy process. My better half makes tumblers and wine glasses (you can glue a neck to a base)
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Generation-Green-g2-Bottle-Cutter/dp/B004ZRV3AU

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