DIY Wine Bottle Lights: Creative Ideas For Your Empty Wine Bottles
As a wine lover, ending up with dozens of empty bottles is easy. Whether you have thrown a wine and cheese party or just consumed some of the wine received from your wine club, gathering empty bottles is as easy as pie.
Most of the times, these bottles end up straight into the trash bin. But what if you could actually transform them into creative manifestations of your artistic genius?
Recently I have stumbled upon an awesome creative idea: making DIY wine bottle lights that you can use to enhance the beauty of your home. There are countless ways to achieve a spectacular result and I have gathered a few of my favorite projects in an attempt to inspire you.Check out these 3 ways of creating your own DIY wine bottle lights that are fun and easy to make.
1. Candle Wine Bottle Lights
I have to admit when thinking about wine bottle lights using candles wasn’t the first thing that crossed my mind. Yet, I have come across this idea a few weeks ago and I have to say the result is completely awesome. There are various ways to use your empty wine bottles as candle holders, depending on how creative you are.
Probably one of the easiest ways to create a beautiful decorative effect is by using long and slim candles with the diameter almost equal to the neck of the wine bottle. To make the lights, simply clean up the empty bottles and remove the labels. Fix the candles on the bottle’s neck and there you go… your quick and easy DIY wine bottle lights are ready.
For a more sophisticated effect, an awesome idea is to cut the bottles in half and use the upper part to cover a flat candle.
The easiest way to cut the bottle is with a glass cutter then you can use either a flame and iced water or boiling water to separate the two sides.
In the lack of a glass cutter, another method to cut the bottle is with the help of yarn and nail polish remover.For this method, you will need:
To cut the glass:
Regardless of how you cut the glass, it is a good practice to smoothen the edges of the bottle once the bottom part is removed, with a sheet of sand paper.
You can cut as many bottles as you like and use them to cover either flat candles or pillar candles, depending on the cutting height.Candle wine bottle lights are perfect to decorate a rustic or romantic environment, such as a room decorated with Shabby Chic elements or the living area of a countryside home. They could also make splendid decorative elements when trying to impress your better half at a romantic dinner.
2. DIY Wine Bottle Lights: Electric Lamp
If you’re not quite the romantic type yet still love arts and crafts, you can use the empty wine bottles to create beautiful and original lamps.
In this case, there are also several options to choose from.
One I particularly like for its simplicity is that of installing a small light bulb into the cork and use it to create subtle light effects.
The first thing to keep in mind is that you will not be able to use the original corks of the bottles, as they will be too big to fit both the light and the bottle’s neck. For this reason, it is a good idea to invest in some rustic or decorative cork wine stoppers and use them to install your lights on.
Alternatively, you can use cork roll to create your own bottle corks with lights.
In addition to the corks you will need:
To make the wine bottle lights:
Another splendid idea of transforming your wine bottles into creative lamps is by using the upper part of the bottles to create suspended kitchen lamps.
To do this, simply cut the bottles as described above, then fix a regular-size light bulb inside each bottle you want to use. The power cord will pass through the neck of the bottle and you can easily attach these creative lamps to the ceiling.
An idea for the Holiday Season is to use Christmas tree lights and wine bottles to create attractive light effects.
If this idea caught your interest, simply arrange a string of Christmas lights inside the bottle, then place the bottle on the fireplace or on the dinner table to impress your guests.If you want to use this idea for a party, simply replace the intermittent lights instead of the still ones.
3. DIY Wine Bottle Lava Lamps
I love lava lamps. In my opinion, watching the elements floating in these types of lamps is relaxing so when I found out that it is easy to transform the empty wine bottles into amazing lava lamps I was thrilled.Here is how to make it in a few easy steps:
Although it is recommended to use screw cap bottles for safety reasons, unless you have a small child or a restless pet, it is completely safe to use a corked bottle. In this case, you can simply install a small party light into a cork bottle stopper and use it to enhance the beauty of your DIY wine bottle lava lamp.
There are dozens of creative ideas that feature empty wine bottles as protagonists. Creating original wine bottle lights is probably one of the most attractive ways of using them.
Nevertheless, if none of these ideas inspire you, remember that there is always a different way of recycling and creating one-of-a-kind useful objects with elements that many might consider trash. Just give it a go and remember to share your creative ideas with us!