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Make your own highlighter bottles that will glow in blacklight!
Very simple and easy project to make.

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  • How to make a bottle lamp. Glowing Highlighter Bottles - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you're going to need a Yellow highlighter,(only yellow will work,atleast from what I've tried). I don't recommend the one with liquid because that can be messy, but I've never tried it so I can't say.

    Get gloves and take out the back or bottom of the highlighter, it might be a little hard to pull out, I just use my teeth :p

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Glowing Highlighter Bottles - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next you need to get the ink out, so turn the highlighter upside and shake it a bit and it should come out. If you can't get it out I guess you could use tweezers or something else to pull it out. It will look like this except yellow. Then take it to the sink, and put one end in the bottle and one where water is pouring through it, and squeeze it so the ink will go into the bottle. I recommend using the whole highlighter, or you can use half for a small bottle. Do this until it is white so you know you got all of the ink.

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Glowing Highlighter Bottles - Step 3
    Step 3

    For the wine bottle it is best to use a "cloudy" one, vs a clear one, which you can see in the pic. it is clear as well it just has like a coating that makes it look like that, (it's yellow in the pic because of the highlighter in it.) To me the cloudy wine bottle just looks best.

  • How to make a bottle lamp. Glowing Highlighter Bottles - Step 4
    Step 4

    So after you've put all the ink in the bottle, fill it up with water, put on a top, and turn on a black light and it will glow. Enjoy <3

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CO + K User

it depends on how big the bottle is, and how much you put into it. mine have lasted for years because I put a whole highlighter into it. and they shine just as bright. and you dont have to shake it at all (=
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aranumenwen
aranumenwen · Aurora, Illinois, US · 117 projects
I like it! Very intuitive. Ha ha, now if only I had a black light. Do they stay that bright forever? Or maybe you got give 'em a good shakin'? Seems too good to be true that they would last for very long.
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