How to make a Lamp using an old Grand Marnier bottle.
Step 1: Choose a Bottle
Today on Made To Hack, I make a lamp out of a Grand Marnier bottle!
You can choose any bottle you want. I chose this one since I like the colour and shape.
Step 2: Drilling Bottom
The first step is to drill a hole on the bottom of the bottle for the power cord. You will need either a diamond drill or a ceramic drill like the one I'm using
Step 3: Stability
I used an empty paper towel tube to keep the bottle firmly positioned. I spray some water to keep the glass dust down. Wear gloves and a dust mask.
I should have used a diamond drill as this is taking forever. And then what I was afraid would happen happened. I broke through the bottom of the bottle. I then glued some foam padding to the bottom so the cable will not be cut by the sharp bottle.
Step 4: Power Switch and Cable
I started cutting the cable and wiring in a power switch. I then threaded the wire through the bottle and attached the light bulb socket.
Step 5: Epoxy of the Bulb Socket
I used epoxy to glue the base of the bulb socket to the bottle
Step 6: LED Filament Bulb
With the socket glued in place I installed an LED filament bulb and tested the light
Step 7: Lamp Shade
It was then time for the lamp shade. I adjusted the lamp shade so that it fit well over the bottle
Step 8: The Lamp
And here is the completed project. I like the warm light glow.