David Glowacki from Columbus First Assembly in Columbus, IN brings us this Light Bright inspiration.
This set was built with water bottles and Christmas lights. They started by building a 10ft x 4ft rectangle from 2×4′s and plywood. They asked their local recycling plant for water bottles. After a bit of puzzling…they held back all the water bottles and donated them to the church. They washed all the bottles, let them dry…then were ready to build.
After they built the frame they drilled 840 holes into it. The holes were spaced so they could use every bit of space on the board. To attach the bottles to the frame they used silicone caulking.
Once all the bottles were glued in place they marked out where the letters for the word “Hope” would be. They used 4 mini Christmas lights in each neck of the bottles they wanted to illuminate. To add some RGB mixing to the bottles they got creative. They ordered sets of red, green, blue, and white lights and stuffed four in each bottle. Then clumped them together and put them on dimmer packs so they could mix the colors however they wanted.
Total materials and costs:
Lumber/hardware – $50
Paint – $15
Bottles – Free
Christmas Lights – Around $600