Many years ago, we had good friends who all collected wine - we got a 1977 Port from one such friend (for some nice occasion). We drank it finally in 2011 at a choir party. We didn't want to throw the bottle away so we kept it. Jacob (note: my brother) adopted the bottle and decided he wanted it made into a lamp. And thus, this post was born.
To much such a lamp, we first googled how to do so and found the delighful Lil at Lavender Clouds. She detailed perfectly how to make a wine bottle lamp. We followed her directions, found here.
What you'll need:
bottle of choice (or jug)
drill and bit for tile and glass
bottle lamp kit (in lamp repair area of Home Depot)
lamp shade of choice
helpful: someone else to help
What you'll do:
1) Get a towel, safety goggles, and glass of water. You will drill a hole into the bottom of the bottle (the back) - you'll want the water for cooling the drill bit as you go. You'll lay the bottle down and put it on a towel (to hold it better). You'll drill vertically into the bottle near the base, creating a hole for your cord.
And, ta-da, here is the finished product! Don't you love the green glass illuminated?
My mother reports that this craft was easy and fun - it took my parents 45 minutes to complete. They used the directions combined from the back of the package and Lavender Clouds with success, so reference both when you do your lamp.
So - go craft this!