The moment you realize that you like the bottle of a liquor better than what's inside.

In this Instructable, I made a lamp from 2 Glass Bottles.

Almost everything in the lamp was upcycled (apart from the bulb and the bulb socket)

What Was used:

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Step 1:

First I scored a line on 2 bottles.

Then I used candle & Ice technique to split bottle in 2 pieces.

Spin the bottle on top of a candle (so the line is above the flame).

Then cool the line with ice.

Repeat as many times as necessary until the bottle splits in 2 pieces.

Alternatively you can pour hot/cold water on the line or put the bottle in hot water and then in ice bath.

I personally prefer candle and ice, so that's how I did it.

<p>What kind of clamp is that you used in Step 6?</p>
<p>Something like this:</p><p><a href="https://goo.gl/tNRsFc">https://goo.gl/tNRsFc</a></p><p>Not sure what size clamp I own.</p>
<p>Thank You!</p>
<p>An excellent Instructable that I will make if I can find the time. The steps are clear and concise, plus you gave different ways to do the same thing which is great when you have limited resources. The lamp itself is attractive, but I do have to admit that not being able to change the bulb is a bit of a weak point. While LED bulbs are great for longevity you don't have the same numbers of options with them yet (size, lumens, shape) that you have with incandescent. A minor point, but perhaps worth a mention. One thing you didn't mention is the possibility of using different colors of bottles provided they have the same diameter at a convenient place. </p>
<p>Yes, you are right. Maybe the fact that you can't change the bulb was not a good idea.</p><p>Cheers!</p>
<p>I have found problems with having light bulbs in an airtight container like that. The bulbs burn out quite rapidly due to the excessive heat build up. I made this kind of thing with mason jars and the bulbs only lasted 1/4 of the time they should have. After experimenting with different bulbs and wattages. I found that if i drilled several holes in the glass the bulbs lasted a long time. Even cutting the top off completely solves the problem too. </p>
<p>Good to know.</p><p>Thanks for sharing your experience!</p>
<p>How did you scored the line?</p>
<p>I used a bottle cutter.</p>
<p>i would try these </p>

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