This is also entered in the "DIY 2007 Halloween Contest" and the "Mash It Contest".
The idea of this light came from marc_alain and his Small-eco-footprint-living-room-light . In particular it was how soft the light was in his pictures that gave me the idea.
It was my thought "The Bottle-abra Accent Light" would create an Old Italian restaurant style atmosphere and I think it does. The videos just don't capture it as well as seen in person. The flicker flame bulb turned out great. There are many versatile uses for this lamp. You can create a spooky atmosphere, and old world Italian or Spanish restaurant look, a pirate ship look, a romantic interlude, or many other styles.
The video below is a condensed version of the steps take to make and assemble the Bottleabra.
Step 1: Materials and Tools List
Safety glasses or goggles
Roll of tape
200 Grit sandpaper
80 grit sandpaper
Wood stain (Golden Oak)
1 frosted wine bottle (Arbor Mist) $3.47 @ Wal-Mart
1 flicker bulb
Some wood you can cut in to respective sizes
Wire and light receptacle
Total cost for this project about $10 I only had to buy the wine, the light bulb, and wire and receptacle. I had everything else on hand.