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Tiki-On-A-Budget
Biotron2000
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Joined: Apr 13, 2002
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From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2015-06-11 1:20 pm   Permalink

Just read through the entire thread and I find myself wanting to see more! I love low budget ideas, especially since I've been going a little crazy lately on my Tiki stuff.
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2015-09-21 07:45 am   Permalink

It's that time of year again folks. All kinds of Halloween junk all over the place. I found these cool little battery operated strobe lights the other day for $3.99. The have LED lights and are fairly bright. They also have a small swing out stand and a dial to control the flashing from slow to fast. This summer I found an awesome antique ships port light and was going to light it up with a cord and a bulb. Instead I put the strobe in the lantern and set it for the slowest flash setting. I got the red strobe and the slow glowing flash through the old grimy red lens looks perfect. Lots of cheap lighting effects out there right now. I thought I would post a few pics and let's folks know that they come in a variety of colors as well.







The big lantern on the right is the one I put the strobe in. It looks great in the low lighting of the bar but it's hard to tell in the photo.

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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-09-21 10:32 am   Permalink

Nice

 
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Comicbookhero
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Joined: Aug 20, 2015
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From: Chicago, IL
Posted: 2015-09-22 07:10 am   Permalink

I saw a display of different lights like that at the Halloween store. I really had to pull myself away before buying a bunch of them.

My wife and I have been using
Ikea's Dioder lights for lighting my Tiki collectible shelves.

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Kraken007
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Joined: Nov 18, 2015
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-12-31 9:28 pm   Permalink

I purchased this to get a cool water light look. Multiple colors and speeds. Works well!



$22

JS LIGHTING®9-watt 7colors Led Laser Stage Light Portable Ocean Moving Waves Effect Projector Lighting

LINK:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015GPDCVC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00
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Tiki Roa
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Joined: Mar 12, 2016
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From: Hawaiki
Posted: 2016-04-09 2:33 pm   Permalink

I have been making these with cardboard scraps and sharpie just freeforming it
Some come out better than others but it gets the tiki creative energy flowing without having to power up the chainsaw





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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2016-04-09 5:11 pm   Permalink

Nice, I can see giant ones of these like 4 or 5 feel long.

 
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
Posts: 40
From: NEPA
Posted: 13 days ago; 03:39 am   Permalink

Just finished this "float" lamp last night, with almost no budget to work on. The most expensive part was the rope - the other parts include a re-purposed and painted globe shade from a ceiling fan (free), the cord & socket from a yard-sale table lamp ($1), and an LED candelabra bulb ($3).



 
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Polly_Nesia
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Joined: Jul 21, 2008
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From: California
Posted: 2 days ago; 4:34 pm   Permalink

Bought this real bamboo sign from Oriental Trading. Chalkboard, decent size. I contemplated making one but ended up going this route instead as I wasn't set up to cut bamboo, notch it, nor have the blackboard materials. So for me probably cheaper to buy. Depending on how I use this sign, may either buy a taller and wider bamboo pole to use as a staked ground pole and just insert this inside the top of the larger pole, or I figure I could stick the sign in a pale of sand. Thought it would be a nice "welcome" to my outdoor tiki land or a sign for "pour a drink" or something like that. I'll probably add some hibiscus blooms or such to it but otherwise pretty ready to use as is.




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Polly_Nesia
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Joined: Jul 21, 2008
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From: California
Posted: 2 days ago; 5:22 pm   Permalink

Also picked up Oriental Trading's tiki luminary wraps. As you can see from photo they are translucent. Will probably use some for around candles but want to take a few and make into a light by enclosing in those shadow box frames with a light source behind it or perhaps a lit tiki sign of some sort. Not sure yet. Don't know if I'll get to this before OT sells out of their tiki summer items, so wanted to mention these items for tiki budget minded ones before they're gone.



 
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