How to make a lamp from a glass bottle

June 16, 2019

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial for how to make a lamp from a wine bottle. We have used a clear wine bottle, adding sea glass inside the bottle for interest. You can add all sorts to the clear bottle, as long as they fit through the bottleneck! Alternatively, there are some beautiful spirit bottles available (my colleague bought her Dad a bottle of whisky for Father Day, I was very tempted to ask for the blue bottle once he had drunk the contents!)

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Start by thinking about how you are going to hold your bottle in place whilst you drill it. My husband has made a homemade wooden vice, using tension rods for adjustability to hold the wine bottle in place.

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Plus a piece of wood with a predrilled hole to guide the drill.

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Place the bottle securely. Use cold water as you drill the hole, then drill the hole (please bear in mind health and safety and wear safety goggles).

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Your bottle may chip, but once your project is finished this will be barely noticeable.

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Soak your bottle to remove any labels.

Now to look at your lamp kit, this is mine. 

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Follow the instructions for your kit. The first step in mine was to insert the rubber bung into the drilled hole. Next, adjust the larger rubber bung so it fits snuggly in the bottle top and then remove.

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Thread the wire through the bottle and out of the top. Connect up the wires with a screwdriver, as per instructions.

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Follow the instructions until you are fully set up, ready to insert the sea glass.

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Add your sea glass to your bottle.

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We filled ours approximately a third of the way up. Then secure your light fitting into the bottleneck.

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The big decision is will you add a lampshade or have a naked light bulb. To my surprise, I prefer our DIY lamp with a simple lampshade. 

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If your family also collect sea glass then you will like our sea glass bowl and sea glass jewellery.

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One response to “How to make a lamp from a glass bottle”

  1. This is really gorgeous, and I love how the cord goes through the bottle rather than just stickint out from the top. Nice job! 🙂 Lisa

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