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HOW TO TURN A WINE BOTTLE IN TO A NIGHT LIGHT

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Turning a wine bottle in to a night light is a fun project to do.  It is easy and affordable and can be completed in a short period of time. 
 
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Step 1: ITEMS NEEDED

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Items you will need for this project:

1. Drill
2. Glass drill bit.
3. White vineager or rubbing alcohol.
4. Dust free rag.
5. Acrylic enamel paint.
6. A tool to make polka dots with.
7.  A strand of 20 lights that do not have an extension connection.
8. Lampshade.
9. Oven (optional)

Step 2: DRILL HOLE

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Use your drill and the glass bit to drill a 1/4" hole toward the bottom of the bottle.

Step 3: CLEAN THE BOTTLE

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Use your rubbin alchol or white wine vineager  and dust free rag to clean off your bottle.

Step 4: PLACE PAINT COLORS ON PLATE

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At this time you will need to choose your paint colors.  Place a little of each color on to your glass plate.

Step 5: APPLY POLKA DOTS

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At this time start with your first color.  Dip your tool in to the paint and apply to the glass in a straight pounce method.  Slowly remove the applicator to make sure a complete circle of paint was left behind.

Step 6: CONTINUE APPLYING PAINT

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Continue applying the paint until you have used all of the colors on your plate.

Step 7: BAKE

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Allow your piece to air dry for one hour.  Place the bottle in a cool oven.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Your piece should be allowed to bake for 30 minutes.  Add your preheat time to this.  Allow the bottle to completely cool before removing from the oven.

Step 8: ADD LIGHTS

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Start at the opposite end from the plug.  Place one light bulb at a time through the hole at the bottom of the bottle.  I recommend holding the bottle upside down to encourage the lights to fill the entire bottle including toward the top.  Continue this process until all of the lights have been added.

Step 9: LIGHTS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED

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Once all of the lights have been installed you can either leave the hole open where the cord is coming out, or place a rubber ring around the cord and place in to the opening.  This will stablize the cord. 

Step 10: PLUG IN

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Plug in the lights and give it a try.   
glorybe2 years ago
Using a grommet to protect that power cord is an absolute must. It would be a real risky notion to not make certain that over time the glass edge does not cut into the cord. It might even cause a fire.
eholmes22 years ago
where do you find the cute lampshades?
aressa (author)  eholmes22 years ago
I purchased them at Old Time Pottery....They are pretty cheap too!!

Thanks for viewing!!!

Amy
Warlrosity4 years ago
Nice