Have extra glass bottles laying around?
Want to recycle?
This Instructable will show you how to make your very own glass bottle lamp for around 5 dollars.
Step 1: What You Need
Recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Particulate mask/ Respirator
Denatured alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
Small cup or bowl
Bucket/container for water
Cut glass bottle
Small Phillips head screwdriver
Hammer (Not Pictured)
Hot glue gun (optional)
Step 2: Cutting the Bottle
NOTE: You may want to perform the following steps in a well ventilated or outdoor area as rubbing alcohol produces harmful fumes.
Step 3: Set Up
Fill the container or bucket about 3/4 full of cold water.
NOTE: Overfilling the container will result in water spilling over the side when the bottle is submerged.
Step 4: String
After the length of the string is cut, wrap it around the bottle and tie both ends together.
Cut off any extra string from the knot.
Step 5: Soaking the String
Soak the string in rubbing alcohol for 5 to 10 seconds.
NOTE: Rubber or Latex gloves may be used to keep chemicals off of skin.
Slide the loop back on the bottle.
NOTE: the location of the string will determine the placement of the cut.