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Drink? Enjoy bottles? Like fire? Do this project!
It looks better in real life! I love it though. It fits in my room quite well :D

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  • How to make a decorative light. Homemade Oil Lamp! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by gathering your stuff.

  • How to make a decorative light. Homemade Oil Lamp! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now decorate!! I painted the bottle with clear sparkly nail polish. then over where the label was I mixed some red nailpolishes and painted it on. I took a few studs off a belt I have that was too big and glued em on. Also I grabbed the tab off the soda I was drinking and glued it on. I found a bottle cap and filled it with nail polish. Then I microwaved a cd for 4 seconds and it made it all crackly, I cut them into pieces and glued them on. Last I glued on a guitar pic and a flower sequin. All the glueing done after the nail polish dried of course

  • Step 3

    No pic for this but pretty simple:
    Poke a hole in the center of your bottle cap. Big enough to pull the wick through but not too big.

  • Step 4

    Get your wick ready! Cut a piece of 100% cotton in a long thin strip longer than the height of your bottle. First put it in a bowl of salt water and microwave 2 minutes. After that dump out the water and put the wick in the micro for another 1-2 minutes till its dry and stiff. Now pull it through the cap leaving about an inch popping out of the top

  • Step 5

    Pour you oil into the glass bottle. If you don't have enough oil just top off the glass with water. Twist the cap with wick on and let it sit at least an hour. So the wick will absorb the oil. THEN LIGHT AND ENJOY!

  • Step 6

    Cautions:
    -Flammable so keep in a spot it won't get knocked over
    -When you blow out the candle it smells. With canola oil it kind of smells like cooked steak. haha. not as good though.

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Kirky
Kirky · Sparta, Tennessee, US · 16 projects
That's really spiffy! I always sorta wanted to make an oil lamp, but was too lazy to figure out how to XD
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Chelsea
Chelsea · 1 project
If anyone wants another idea to do with a bottle I just realized instead of using them as an oil lamp, skip the wick part and oil and instead add defuser oil and put some reeds in and BAM homemade reed diffuser.
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