Introduction: How to Make a Grand Marnier Lamp

How to make a Lamp using an old Grand Marnier bottle.

Step 1: Choose a Bottle

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Today on Made To Hack, I make a lamp out of a Grand Marnier bottle!
You can choose any bottle you want. I chose this one since I like the colour and shape.

Step 2: Drilling Bottom

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The first step is to drill a hole on the bottom of the bottle for the power cord. You will need either a diamond drill or a ceramic drill like the one I'm using

Step 3: Stability

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I used an empty paper towel tube to keep the bottle firmly positioned. I spray some water to keep the glass dust down. Wear gloves and a dust mask.

I should have used a diamond drill as this is taking forever. And then what I was afraid would happen happened. I broke through the bottom of the bottle. I then glued some foam padding to the bottom so the cable will not be cut by the sharp bottle.

Step 4: Power Switch and Cable

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I started cutting the cable and wiring in a power switch. I then threaded the wire through the bottle and attached the light bulb socket.

Step 5: Epoxy of the Bulb Socket

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I used epoxy to glue the base of the bulb socket to the bottle

Step 6: LED Filament Bulb

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With the socket glued in place I installed an LED filament bulb and tested the light

Step 7: Lamp Shade

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It was then time for the lamp shade. I adjusted the lamp shade so that it fit well over the bottle

Step 8: The Lamp

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And here is the completed project. I like the warm light glow.


made2hack (author)2017-02-20

Hi PeggyB13,

I forgot to mention it, but I added small padded (felt type) legs to the bottom of the bottle. You can see it in the video at minute 5:23. Or you can use the link I added below.



PeggyB13 (author)2017-02-19

how do you have the cord coming from the bottom of the bottle so the lamp doesn't wobble?

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