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Up Cycled Glass Bottle Lights

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Collection of recycled glass bottles crafted into amazing home decor lighted bottles.
I have a table top drill press in my kitchen (LOL) true. You need a diamond core drill bit, 2 pieces of masking or painters tape to make where the hole will be drilled. Then a make a dam from window glaze to put around where the hole will be drilled and fill it with water to keep the drill bit cool while you drill. Make sure you wear gloves and safety glasses. Just drill slow and easy, will take awhile, don’t add pressure. Once drilled wash out your bottle with very warm water to remove glass dust. I let dry over night. Then insert lights pulling all the way through to the top, then reinsert from the top as you fill with glass gem stones. I use string lights, LED lights, multi colored or clear depending on what effect you want to make. I also take out all the bulbs and rearrange into all the same color together for gradient lighting or blue - green - blue- green then yellow- pink - yellow - pink the all red. Or what ever color combo together that you want.
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Jul 22, 2013

    They are gorgeous! But - how did you do it? I would love to know.

  • Nancy G
    Nancy G West Roxbury, MA
    on Jul 22, 2013

    beautiful! But agree, how did you do it?

  • Melody Drinkwater Wagner
    Melody Drinkwater Wagner Erie, PA
    on Jul 22, 2013

    Love the pink with clear lights! I'm thinking bathroom shelf as a night light. Thanks for posting.

  • Mary Insana
    Mary Insana Pittsburgh, PA
    on Jul 22, 2013

    Inquiring minds want to know how you did this :)

  • Victoria
    Victoria Lockhart, TX
    on Jul 22, 2013

    Me too, me too.... what kind of lights? I have done it with string lights and drilling a hole, is that it?

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