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You will save 85 plastic bottles from your backyard / landfill and create a stunning floor and hanging lamp. You will store all the left overs from ma...
84 plastic bottles (go for the bottles with the same size head) 1 big water bottle (Kentwood) coat hanger, 2 zip ties, 1 lamp cord, 1 lamp socket, 1 C...
Take the top off.
Mark a hole for the light bulb to fit through, Unless you can get it through the top of the water bottle.
PUT THE SAFTY GOGGLES ON! Use the dremel with the cut of wheel and make the hole.
Mark two spots for the hanging hook near the top of the opening. Drill to holes.
Use the coat hanger and snip.
Bend wire a little so it will not fall out of the hole.
Place the hook inside the top of the bottle and thread through the holes. (bend the top of the wire around a little also for extra strength.)
Take a strip of masking tape from the top to the bottom of the bottle and stick it straight.
Place the mouth end of a bottle against the tape and see how they look on the tape and mark around the cap. (Try to keep it straight so that the b...
Find the center of the hole marks and mark.
Use a small drill bit to drill the center of the holes.
Place the tape on the other side of the bottle, opposite the last row and use a marker to mark the drill hole. ( you have a hole in the tape now, no n...
Use a 1 flat wood bit and drill. Do the 2 rows and stop.
Use 2 bottles side by side to find out the space required for the next row and stick the tape in place. Mark the holes and do the same all over, make ...
If you wont to! As this is going to be a lamp I'm going to sand the outside of the bottle with sand paper and/or a grill wire scraper , just to defues...
Take the label of the bottle and roll up. Use a bucket to save the water from the bottles.
Insert label into bottle. Drop bottle cap into hole for the light bulb, this will help to defuse the lightbulb.
screw bottles into holes.
Connect the neutral (ribbed pattern wire to the outer/ silver looking screw, ) and the live to the inner part of the socket .
Place some hot glue over the screws so you don't get shocked!
Place lamp socket in the bottle opening, screw CFL bulb in (use hole near opening) Secure lamp wire to hook with the zip ties.
You can also use it as a floor or table lamp.Enjoy!
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