Introduction: UV Glowing Liquor Bottle Display

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Learn how to create a impressive light up liquor bottle display out of household items. easy to do and fun to make.

Step 1: Gathering Supplies...

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Household items under $20

Step 2: Ink Tubues

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Remove Ink tubes from the Markers.. Be sure to test which highlighters glow under the blacklight.

Step 3: Ink

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Squeeze the Ink from the tubes into your bottles. (be sure to wear gloves!)

Step 4: Fill

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Fill your bottles with water .

Step 5: Turn on the BlackLight!

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and watch the bottles glow!


inthefade425 (author)2010-03-10

how long do they glow for?

schumi23 (author)inthefade4252011-12-09

as long as there is power going through the UV light. They aren't actually glowing, its just that UV is not visible to the human eye, but on certain stuff, is... i don't really know why, but i think that will explain it.

Shaji47 (author)2011-04-17

any way, the stuff was quite wonderful...... I'm gonna do it at home

a-jaxx (author)2010-11-15

in one of the bottles. Laundry detergent glows under UV light because phosphors are added so that when the clothes are in sunlight they appear brighter. A pretty clever/sneaky (depends on how you look at it) trick by the detergent companies.

gregod43 (author)2009-08-04

where do you use the laundry detergent? and what is it supposed to do?!

missxombie (author)gregod432009-10-16

 i was asking myself the same thing... O.o

Sandisk1duo (author)2008-09-23

that's cool!

Learndy (author)2008-06-01

I am thinking of variations.

What about UV-LEDs? Mount them under the bottle or wrap them and put them into the liquid. Maybe add a little milk.

Oh, did I say milk? There is a saying that Hitchcock had dropped a flashlight into a glass of milk in a movie to enlighten it...

There is also an indicator color called flourescein shining in a bright green. Unfortunately it is excited by blue light. But if you just but a little bit of it into water and add some KaOH or NaOH you can place the bottle into a dark corner of your room and it will look pretty nice. No need for black light.

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Ora (author)Learndy2008-08-15

You could buy some of those LED ice cubes, open them up, and replace the LEDs with UV-LEDs.

Learndy (author)Ora2008-08-15

Getting UV-LEDs is not the problem. The point is that they radiate at the wrong wavelength to bring flourescein to light up. I looked it up and it seems that blue LEDs are required.

This kills the special effect of glasses / bottles containing liquid shining in the dark...

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Ora (author)Learndy2008-08-15

Oh, that's unfortunate.

thinker (author)2008-04-15

you should get banned for stuff like this .
its so annoyingly pointless its untrue

numbpain (author)2008-04-09

whats the liquid detergent for?

bastardblaster (author)2008-01-12

You can find good black lights at Home Depot as well. i got a 60" one that makes my whole room and then some glow, and its not much more than the little ones you find at head shops.

Shifrin (author)2008-01-03

This is a Great Instructable! good Pictures and everything!

joejoerowley (author)2007-09-21

Cool. I like it. I can I use a "party bulb" from walgreens. I think it is just a light bulb covered in dark plastic but i dont know.

EviLNinJa (author)joejoerowley2007-09-21

yeathose party bulbs work but not quite as good as a flurecent blacklight.. check out spencers gifts. the have blacklights for like $9.99

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