Monday, January 9, 2012

diy: wine bottle lamp

I was never much of a wine drinker before. But now, quite often. Often enough to have a few empty bottles lying around. I've come across the idea on Pinterest in the past and thought it might be fun to try.

Yesterday I took down our Christmas tree. I packed up everything and had it all ready to be stored away when I realized I hadn't packed two strings of lights. Instead of opening the boxes back up and packing them away, I started furiously stripping labels from wine bottles.

I fed the lights through the top of the bottle and doctored up the back. There are other ways of doing it for a cleaner look. Battery powered lights in the bottles, drilling holes or cutting the bottoms out, etc. I took the lazy crafter's way, and I'm still happy with it.

If you're interested in more information about wine bottle lamps, here are a few links: one & two

1 comment:

Jessi said...

I never fail to forget at least one thing when packing up Christmas stuff!