Liquor Lamp





Introduction: Liquor Lamp

an easy way to turn an empty liquor bottle into a cool lamp.

Step 1: Materials

you will need...

-empty bottle
-glass drill bit
-cord (with switch)
-light socket
-light bulb
-electrical tape

Step 2: Drill the Hole

wash the empty bottle with warm soapy water so mould doesnt grow when the lamp is done.

drill a hole into the side of the bottle near the bottom. this is where the lamp cord will enter.

only use a drill bit that is meant for cutting glass, a typical bit wont work. if you dont have a glass bit you can pick one up at any hardware store for about $5.

Step 3: Clean the Hole

its a good idea to take a file to the edges of the drilled hole. the glass is sharp and could cut the cord which wouldnt be fun.

Step 4: Feed the Wire

feed the wire through the drilled hole and pull it out through the top.

Step 5: Connect the Socket

strip the ends of the wires and connect them to the screws on the socket

Step 6: Electrical Tape

put some electrical tape around the contact points to cover them. you can also keep the tape going and use it to hold the socket tight to the bottle.

Step 7: Screw in the Bulb

once the socket is firmly in place screw in the bulb.

Step 8: Put on the Shade

youre done!



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Great Instructable. I used an old lamp from a 2nd hand store. I'm having a little trouble finding a lampshade though. The best part is emptying the bottle. This is one of those 1.5 liters. I just kept the cork and drilled a whole in it.

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Thanks for using instructables!

Walmart, K-Mart, Meijer, Dollar General, Family Dollar, thrift shops, etc. Lamp shades are not that hard to find. I wouldn't even be surprised if there are some instructables for making your own!

dude seriously everyone knows you can get a lampshade at Ikea!!!!!!!!!!!

The only Ikea in MI is 2 hours away

Oh lol. Than i suggest you get a lamp and use the shade. Or if you find a goo d one on a lamp in a store u an take it. >:v)

such a great idea, should start a business
I was going to, but no time, so im offering my domain 2 whoever
is interested...

I've made about 6 of these (they make great gifts). I suggest filling the bottle with something to weigh it down. Otherwise you run the risk of the lamp being top heavy. You can use marbles, nuts and bolts or coloured beads for the filling...

I got the idea to take my 1.75 Jagermeister and do this project. I assumed I would need all of the parts listed above, but I was trying to figure out how I could instead of a traditional switch, get a rheostat to control the lighting. The big idea is to utilize the cap of the bottle as the rheostat, any suggestions on the best place to find one that small? Radioshack was a dive so far.