How to Turn a Square Bottle Into a DIY Christmas Lantern
Christmas is all about lights and I love finding ways to put those dreamy, warm, fairy lights in every corner of my house. Of course, I love to incorporate them into my DIY crafts too. So here I made a pretty bottle lamp to adorn my living room and shine bright.
Tools and materials:
- Square glass bottle
- Christmas paper napkins
- Mod Podge
- Air-dry clay
- Egg carton
- String lights
I turned a square bottle into a lantern that is made to look like a hut with windows. And you can see a decorated Christmas tree inside.
1. Choose a decoupage design
Take a clean glass bottle. Choose a decoupage paper or any printed Christmas design.
2. Apply Mod Podge to the bottle
Apply Mod Podge on the bottle and stick the paper with the design facing down. Note we are only working on two sides of this rectangular bottle.
Let it dry completely and this is how it looks inside.
3. Apply white paint
Apply white paint on the decoupaged area. This will make the design inside more prominent and clear.
4. Decoupage on the back
Choose another decoupage paper design and glue it on top of the paint. Again, we are doing this only on the same two sides of the bottle. Once it dries, apply a generous coat of Mod Podge again and dry.
5. Make a window design in clay
Using air-dry clay, create a window pattern on the other two sides of the bottle.
Using household items, such as a pen cap, or a toothpick, you can create designs on the clay border. You can be as creative as you want here.
8. Make the roof
Take an egg carton and tear small rectangular pieces out of it.
Paper mache the egg carton pieces on the neck of the bottle to form a hut-shape
Paint the bottom empty spaces in white and green leaves to blend with the rest of the design. Also, paint the top part with brown to give it a strawed/bricked effect.
Paint the window borders in black and highlight the designs with gold.
11. Add lights
Add a string light to the bottle and your Christmas lamp is ready.
DIY Christmas bottle lantern
Isn't that pretty? This can be an inspiration for you to create your own version according to your taste.
For a detailed tutorial, check my youtube channel video.
DIY Christmas Decorations
- Empty Glass bottle (stash)
- Decoupage paper (craft store)
- Decoupage glue (craft store)
- Egg carton (stash)
- Air dry clay (craft store)
- Paints (stash)