Create soft lighting for an outdoor entertainment area with these tea-light torches that are easy to make yourself.
Use dowels and sharpen one end to make them easier to drive into the ground. Drill 3mm pilot holes in the middle of the unsharpened ends, and in the plastic containers that you will be using as candleholders.
Lightly dab paint onto the outside of the containers, using a sponge to ensure that they will still let through plenty of candlelight. Paint the dowels to match the containers. Remove the tea-light candles from their aluminium holders, place the holders in the plastic containers and screw them in place, using the pilot holes as a guide.
Replace the candles and drive the torches into the ground before lighting them. You can simply replace the tea-light candles when they burn down.
Mosaic tea-light candle holders