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Halloween Prep (Pic Heavy)

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Not quite miniature related, but crafty non the less.

 

My wife wanted luminaries added to the Halloween decorations, but she wasn't really finding ones she like through the normal retail outlets.  So, last year, we bought a bunch of the old standard orange jack-o-lantern treat pails during the day after sale.

 

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And this year a bought a pack of solar power landscape lamps.

 

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I think you may see where this is going.

 

Construction in spoiler

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The lamps come in three parts.

 

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I marked off the pail and cut a hole with a utility knife and X-acto blade.

 

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And hot-glued the ground spike.

 

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The pail wasn't deep enough to accept both the lamp stem and the lamp housing, so modifications were needed.  2.5" were cut off the lamp stem and then hot-glued into the inside of the pail.

 

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In goes the lamp housing.

 

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Imma steal this idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing. 

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6 hours ago, Loim said:

Imma steal this idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing. 

 

One design change that I will be making is to add a couple holes in the bottom for water drainage.  It just rained here and now the pails are half full of water.

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