At one point Jonathan mounted wine bottles along the patio fence with fuel and wicks. They looked great lit but really took too much maintenance. Rain would fill the bottles and during the winter the bottle would freeze and crack. We finally took them down.
This year Jonathan became inspired and rigged them with solar lights. Success! He ended up mounting wine bottle lanterns all down the length of the yard and they really are charming.
He simply ordered kits and they worked great. The only thing we had to do was scrape labels off wine bottles and the rest was simple. They come on at dusk so it’s nice to eat dinner outside and watch them slowly come on.
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