Inspired by bumpus' Light Bulb Lamp, I decided to set out and make a lamp out of a wine bottle, perfect for a fancy candle-lit dinner.

(Did I mention that it only cost me $1.74 to make?)

*I should note that I started writing this instructable nearly a year ago, and am only finally publishing it now. If anyone would like to make their own Wine Bottle Lamp and submit pictures of it alight for me to use in the last step, that would be delightful.

Step 1: Materials

You will need the following ingredients and tools:
  • Wine Bottle (and cork!)
  • Lamp wick
  • Fuel - I used torch fuel; kerosene and citronella oil should be fine too
  • Toothpick
  • Drill and 1/4" bit
  • Dremel
<p>I didn't think I uploaded 3 photos. But here's my bottle! I used clear lamp oil so that it can be used inside...but I'm curious how long the cork will hold up if it's burning as well. Anyone know?</p>
nice job i prefer olive oil<br/><br/><em>=)</em><br/>
Does olive oil work in lamps? I would prefer to use that if possible.
<p>Is it normal for the cork to burn?</p>
<p>Ty for sharing this! :)</p><p>I have an olive oil bottle that I wish to make a lamp from....this helps me a bunch TY! :)</p><p>I read somewhere that fibreglass wicks are better than cotton....not sure how true this is, so any input from you and/or the other readers would be appreciated.</p>
Awesome. I don't recommend the water thing. <br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7JzJlgNuU8&feature=related">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7JzJlgNuU8&amp;feature=related</a><br/>I think it would end you romantic night.<br/>
Forgot to say if it fell over
That's boiling oil, the oil in a lamp barly gets warm, it would pop the cork if it ever got that hot.
I think it still wouldn't cause any harm.. Unless the glass breaks it could do something like that. <br /> <br /> But I'm sure gonna use the water in it because it's brilliant :D<br />
I can't see it burning... (pic please?) L
I made this a year ago and just published it - I don't have any pictures of it lit :-/ Hopefully someone might post a picture of a lit lamp that I could use?
I might be able to do this with meths, but you don't really see the flame. I've got some 2-stroke mix in the shed, but that would be too sooty. :( L

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