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Sunday afternoon crafts from Friday night's bottles
You have spend Friday night polishing off that bottle of booze with your best mates, on Saturday you couldn't even face the mess you have left in the kitchen but wait...before you start throwing away those empty bottles on Sunday, thing about what fabulous things your could make from them!

Posted by Crafta La Vista from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Crafta La Vista's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a bottle lamp. Booze Bottle Lamp - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started by soaking the bottle in hot water until the labels fell off. This also helped to clean out the bottle.

    It's up to you whether you want to do this part as you might prefer the look of your bottle with the label still on. Leave your bottle to dry upside down as you down want to mix electricals with water. and when dry you will be ready to start.

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Booze Bottle Lamp - Step 2
    Step 2

    Get suited up and put your goggles on! You are going to drill glass so make sure you are safe!

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Booze Bottle Lamp - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lie your bottle down on it's front. If you think you might struggle to hold and drill it then ask someone to help you out.

    You will need a ceramic drill piece. i bought mine on ebay

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Booze Bottle Lamp - Step 4
    Step 4

    PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU DO THIS - otherwise this might happen :(

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Booze Bottle Lamp - Step 5
    Step 5

    Do a happy dance when you manage to drill a hole in the bottle without breaking it

    Once you have finished drilling your hole should look like this

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Booze Bottle Lamp - Step 6
    Step 6

    Feed your cable through the hole and up through the opening on your bottle

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Booze Bottle Lamp - Step 7
    Step 7

    BE CAREFUL WHEN WIRING THE LIGHT!
    This part is very dangerous, if you wire the light incorrectly, then you could electrocute yourself so please Google how to do this before you start.

    I took my piece of wire and striped it back as required. I then hooked it up to the light fitting and put a wire cap on the earth wire.

    Note: you only need to connect the earth wire to the fitting if it is metal. My fitting is plastic so I just capped it off - do NOT leave any loose wires hanging without capping them.

    I also tested my light worked before completing the next step

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Booze Bottle Lamp - Step 8
    Step 8

    When the light fitting is in place, put a bit of glue round the top of the bottle to keep it in place...again be very careful not to get any hot glue on the wires or metal connectors in your fitting!

    I also glued a piece of black ribbon around the seal to cover up the glue once finished.

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Booze Bottle Lamp - Step 9
    Step 9

    Turn the light on!!!!

    This works with many different types of bottles so have fun with this and make a really unusual gift for a mate with their favourite tipple

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Barn
Barn · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 33 projects
Nice, but making me thirsty thing about making one
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