Wine Bottle Lamp

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Save a wine bottle shared on a special occasion to create a beautiful and memorable light display. For a different effect, use soft twinkle lights to enhance the lighting.

Materials

  • Empty wine bottle with cork
  • Clear mini light strand, 20-count
  • Artificial grape bunch
  • Burgundy satin ribbon, 5/8”, 36” length
  • Gold wire, 18-gauge, 36” length

Tools

  • Electrical tape

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

STEP 1

Insert lights into clean, dry bottle. Run plug end of cord down bottle neck; tape on back. (Note: Make sure length of cord will reach electrical outlet.)

STEP 2

Wrap 18-gauge wire around bottle lip four times. Wrap tape over wire to secure to bottle.

STEP 3

Wrap ribbon over taped area. Catch grape stem in ribbon to secure to bottle; knot and trim ends.

STEP 4

Wrap remaining wire end around cork four times. Spiral wire off to one side of bottle and bend to create popping cork effect.

STEP 5

Plug in lights. (Note: Do not leave wine bottle light unattended.)

Tip

To create as a centerpiece, use a battery-operated LED light strand (with small battery box) instead of plug-in lights. Conceal battery box underneath grapes.

by Lisa Bychowski

4 thoughts on “Wine Bottle Lamp

  1. I’ve also seen this done with a hole drilled in the lower back of the bottle, so the cord doesn’t have to run down the outside. Insert a rubber grommet (from craft or hardware store) in the hole so there are no sharp edges. The one I saw had a decorative ceramic wine stopper in the neck of the bottle, though the wired cork on this one is adorable. Amber-colored wine bottles work great, too!

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