it's more like how to make a Coaster Lamp.

Using coasters and a led push button lite, you could easily make a Vodka bottle or any other object that is translucent like a glass into a lamp!

This instructable is very easy and requires no soldering, no knowledge of electronics, heavy drinking and a lot of friends (optional for the drinking part).

I thought of this because I couldn't cut off the bottoms of bottles without slicing off my own hand and i don't know how to solder and make LEDs work . I'll promise to learn how to solder. No really, shoon, after finishiing thish bottle. hic~

Step 1: Gathering your materials: the bottle

this is my favorite step of this instructable:

Decide what kind of bottle you'll have as your lamp. I chose the Absolut bottles because they are rather iconic and come in frosted versions which i find work best (and delicious in flavors too).

Gather all your friends for a party but make should you stay sober enough to pocket the empty bottles later on. Of course you could put a full, brand new Vodka bottle on your coaster lamp but that's a shame isin't it? and sharing is caring, heh.
<p>Very nice idea!<br>Instead of cardboard coasters I used some from cork as they look a bit better.</p><p>I also cracked open the lights, desoldered the LEDs and resistor to switch them out for colored ones.</p>
Awesome I'ble I have 2 green bottles in the shape of Buddha and have been looking for a cheap simple way to light them up. I managed to make this in 5 mins. I don't have any coasters lying around so made my own boxes for them but they work really well. When i next go to my local drinking hole I'll grab some coasters and upgrade my stand's
such a great idea, should start a business boozelamps.com. <br>I was going to, but no time, so im offering my domain 2 whoever <br>is interested...
thanks, this is awesome i have saved two bottles to do something special with and this is it! Woohoo!
Thats awsome!
Cool thanks for the idea I put some coloured water in them but have not yet made a base, I just balance them carefully on the light lol
nice and clever....maybe we can use some dead CDs also instead of the coasters...
Fab idea! I'm looking for ways to recycle my husband's beer bottles, but I don't have access to glass cutting tools (nor do I plan to). I'm afraid of losing fingers or a hand. Kudos for including pictures of your inebriated buddies.
thats amazing im sure my mom will love to see alcohol bottles in my room lol good job
thanks! but u don't have to do the drinking tho and u could use any bottle not just alcoholic ones but i reckon u have to get a really pretty one.
im looking for an instructable to modify my SoBe energy drink bottle. i like the lizards :P
got the idea..what one requires is a hollow holder base for the LED thick enough and able to place the bottle on it...of course the coasters which would be thrown off find a use...reuse,recycle....good groggy idea!!Will surely modify on ur idea..keep it up and cheers!!!
thank you :D
Oh I love this! You're so smart. I'm going to have to go have some drinks after work just to get some coasters!
/blush thank you! oh, and don't forget step 1 lololololl
you can split a bottle by soaking a string in gasoline and wrapping around the place where you want to cut, after this light the string on fire and let the string resolves completely.after this gently hit the bottle with something heavy on the unwanted half, the bottle should break cleanly right where the string burned.
thanks! i'll try that when i repeat more of step 1 lolololol
I like it! I almost threw out me dot-it yesterday...
thank you! nuuuu don't throw stuff away, just put under your bed
But the under-bed are is full....
i like the effect you have achieved here, and the steps are easy to follow. if you wanted to remove the bottom of the bottle you could add about an inch of water to the bottom and drop in a pound coin ((in the uk)but any small seratted edge coin should work) if you swirl the coin round inside the bottle for 10 minutes or so reasonably fast (around 1or 2 revs/sec) the bottom should drop clean off, this does leave a very sharp edge so handle with care.
If you cut the bottom off, what will press the switch?
I was sharing information regarding huirubs 4th paragraph on the intro page... "I thought of this because I couldn't cut off the bottoms of bottles without slicing off my own hand" , and also as extra information for KNT who stated... "Good for people who haven't acces to glass cutting devices." If the edge of the cut bottle were placed on the switch i think it would still be pressed and activate the light, and the glass could be 'edge lit' doing it this way providing an alternative effect.
that would be cool too but first to figure out how to cut glass safely lol.. thanks!
the "dot-it" light itself is a button. so u kinda have to remove the bottle and press the led part first to switch it on. in this way it doesn't really matter what you put on top of the coaster lamp.
omg how does that work? but the absolut bottle is really thick and "sharp edge handle with care" gives me great fear gaargh but i'll give it a good if there's a youtube video i can watch on it? thank you
Very cool! I am actually in the middle of making a similar project, but not with LEDs. I will throw a link on here when I am done with it. I like the creativeness that you have used to make it. Great use of tools and materials. Good Job!
thanks! yes pls link me when u're ready. the lamp is cheap because i'm poor lololololol
Good for people who haven't acces to glass cutting devices.
or people like me who would chop off their own thumbs accidently lol
nice one :)
thank you!

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