Smart Idea: Create a Tube Light

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CONCEPT Annemarie Meintjes PHOTO Marijke Willems

If you’re planning a celebration and don’t want balloon numbers, a slick tube light will say it in style.

Ever wondered what to do with an empty cardboard poster tube once you’ve framed your print? To make a hanging tube light fit for a celebration, you need a cardboard tube with lids on both ends, and an LED on an electric cable that’s long enough to plug into a socket.

Use a Stanley knife to cut out a number, shape or message. Spray-paint the tube, insert a sheet of paper in the colour of your choice behind the cutout, and make a hole in the top lid to lace the cable through.

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