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40 mins

Light up your home with repurposed soda bottles.
SUGGESTION: Several of these in a cluster look wonderful. Using different color lights also looks great. Experiment with different bulbs always making sure to use a 25 watt bulb!

(Photography by Auxy Espinoza)

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  • Step 1

    Remove the label from the bottle and rub off the glue using the Goof Off. It’s the only think I’ve found that works to get rid of the glue.

    DON’T WORRY: The Goof Off will leave an oily residue, just wash the bottle with soap and water in the sink.

  • Step 2

    Cut the base of the bottle off using your craft knife to start a hole and then using the scissors to cut around it.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Two Liter Sea Creature Lamp - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start cutting up the bottle toward the neck in straight lines creating 1/4 inch strips. Do this all the way around the bottle.

  • Step 4

    Do this to two bottles

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Two Liter Sea Creature Lamp - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stack them on top of each other and thread the socket through the top of the cut bottles.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Two Liter Sea Creature Lamp - Step 6
    Step 6

    Screw in a 25 watt and hang from a hook.

    It’s that easy!

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mew · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects
i wish i knew how to do this already :<
felicia in wonderland
felicia in wonderland · 4 projects
wow ive been wanting to make a chandelier type thing for a while now.. but couldnt think of a centerpiece for it
this is so simple & cute.. what a great idea!
im gonna try this soon
Britta J.
Britta J. · Derby, England, GB · 67 projects
love it! Happy
Niki · Portage, Michigan, US · 14 projects
very awesome (: great way to upcycle

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