So, this instructable (my first ever) is about cutting and drilling glass bottles, wiring a fluorescent bulb into them and sealing them back up again to have a standalone light.
There are circular LED coasters designed for lighting up a bottle- but I really wanted to turn these into something a bit more solid and incorporated than simply sticking some bulky plasticky thing with LEDs onto the base.
Glass cutters can be found quite cheaply online, as can ceramic drill bits - there are no other specialist items needed for this
Note: despite what some tutorials say, glass cutting in this fashion will work with almost all glass bottles - however, glass cutting can be very tricky at first.
As will be explained later, practice on some unimportant bottles is definitely a good idea if you don't want to ruin that cool bottle you might have in mind for this!
(cutting the bottle)
Ceramic/tile drill bits
Cordless power drill
Kettle (you will need some boiling water)
Bucket (or large saucepan etc)
(wiring the light)
Dual core wire
Standard florescent bayonet fitting bulb