Introduction: Lamp From 2 Glass Bottles

About: Innovative Projects, Diy's, Life Hacks

The moment you realize that you like the bottle of a liquor better than what's inside.

In this Instructable, I made a lamp from 2 Glass Bottles.

Almost everything in the lamp was upcycled (apart from the bulb and the bulb socket)

What Was used:

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Step 1:

First I scored a line on 2 bottles.

Then I used candle & Ice technique to split bottle in 2 pieces.

Spin the bottle on top of a candle (so the line is above the flame).

Then cool the line with ice.

Repeat as many times as necessary until the bottle splits in 2 pieces.

Alternatively you can pour hot/cold water on the line or put the bottle in hot water and then in ice bath.

I personally prefer candle and ice, so that's how I did it.

Step 2:

I sanded both bottles with silicon carbide powder.

Put some on a glass sheet and add water.

Use that slurry to sand the bottle.

Alternatively you can use a wet sandpaper.

Step 3:

I used diamond coated drill bits to drill 2 holes in the bottle.

Put the bottle in water and use a CORDLESS drill to make a hole.

I drilled a hole for the cable and a hole for the bolt.

Step 4:

I used a nozzle from a caulk/caulking tube to make a strain relief.

Step 5:

I used a scrap PVC pipe with an end cup.

Cup already had a hole drilled in it, so I made another hole in both pieces to make space for the cable.

Then I slid the pipe onto the cable and attached the light bulb socket.

Step 6:

I glued the pipe to the socket.

Step 7:

I attached the cup to the bottle with a bolt, washer and a nut.

Step 8:

I glued the cable to the nozzle/strain relief

Step 9:

Then I put it all together.

Step 10:

For decorative purpose, I added some perlite.

If you use perlite, make sure it's dry.

If you're not sure, you can dry it in the oven.

Step 11:

The design of this lamp will not let you change the bulb.

Use a bulb that claims to last for many, many years.

Good quality LED suppose to last for 5 years if you burn it 24/7.

Step 12:

Then I glued the other bottle on top.

That's it!