How to make a tacky yet super-cool lamp out of an empty bottle! Perfect for a College student on a budget!
If you are a college student like me, you probably have a whole mantle of "Trophys" that once happened to hold booze. Lets make use of those bottles...
Just a note.... I made this off of a whim without searching Instructables first.... I don't mean to steal anyone's thunder who made this before me, just thought I'd show you how I turned a tasty beverage into a lamp :)
Step 1: Gathering Materials
1.) A bottle of booze that is near and dear to your heart (presumably empty, otherwise you would probably be drinking instead of reading this). If you are not 21, you can instead make a night-light out of a Capri-sun or something... I don't know.
2.) A drill
3.) A "Make a Lamp Kit" (or if you are mechanically/electrically inclined you can use a socket and a power cord). The "Kit" is nice because they often include washers and rubber stoppers that make this work perfect for bottles.
4.) Packing tape
6.) Dremel tool and various bits
7.) Glass/tile drill bits
8.) Wood bases
Step 2: Drill Hole Into Glass
First, lay down a layer or two of tape where you will drill. This helps with the whole cracking issue. At this point, there should probably be a warning or two about how broken glass is dangerous and how dumb people ruin things for other (more responsible) people. You have been warned (sort of).
Next pick a spot to drill your hole. I tried to drill the bottom of the bottle but it is a lot thicker glass than it looks and is really hard to do without cracking the whole thing. It is easier to make a hole on the back towards the bottom. Use a small glass drill bit and work your way up to the bigger sizes. Use the Dremel tool to smooth out any sharp edges on the bottle.
Step 3: Paint 'yer Board!!
After the paint is dry, mix the epoxy tubes and carefully smear it on the bottle and press it on the board. Let dry.
Step 4: Light Assembly
Step 5: Running the Cord
Step 6: Almost Done...
Step 7: Done-zo!
Stay Tacky my friends :)