Friday, January 14, 2011

How to Make a Wine Bottle Lamp-Photo Tutorial

Okay, so I've showed you all how to reuse your wine corks to make adorable ornaments, now I want to share how to put that bottle to further use. This is a fairly easy project and shouldn't take more than an hour. You can pick up a bottle lamp kit from Home Depot along with a glass drill bit if you don't already have one. Yes, you'll be drilling into the glass. Don't be scared, if I can do it you can too! Also, make sure to get a lamp shade that is designed like the one in the picture. You can find them at Walmart or Ross. Finally, if you want to decorate the shade, you can get some decorative fabric tasseled ribbon. I got mine from the fabric department at Walmart.
Safety First!!
Some safety rules before you start. Wear goggles, and good thick gloves while drilling. Cool your drill bit by dipping the tip into cool water every minute or so. Finally, when working on the electrical part of the lamp, always make sure it is unplugged! Place your bottle on a thick towel and gently but firmly hold the bottle steady and apply slight pressure when drilling. You must apply some pressure.
 













Clean dust and glass from bottle. This next photo is a series of four pictures showing how to put the pieces of the kit together. This is just quick sequence info, scroll down for the detailed instructions.

Detailed photo tutorial begins here:






Now we are back to this photo, as a recap:
Now put your lightbulb in to test. Plug in the lamp and turn it on. If it doesn't work, unplug and then go back and make sure your wires are securely fastened to the screws and the screws are tight.

Now, you can decorate your lampshade at this point if you want. Simply measure, cut, and hot glue your tassel ribbon.


















Good luck and feel free to contact me should you have any questions. And yes, you will have some pieces left over from your kit.
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6 comments:

Katie P said...

Thanks for the kind words!

Feel free to share my wine label collage with your readers -- just make sure to share the link with them please!

Katie P

Not Just Another Mother Blogger! said...

Following you from the Sunday hop! Loved your post! You explained everything clearly, and the pictures were very helpful.

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Branson said...

Saw your comment on FTLOB, and thought I would stop by! I loooove this project. Hmm... perhaps an excuse to empty MY bottle of Vox? hehe. Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

WOW! This is so cute!! You are super creative!

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