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Wine Bottle Lamp

By  Lisa Bychowski 

Save a wine bottle shared on a special occasion to create a beautiful and memorable light display. For a different effect, use soft twinkle lights to enhance the lighting.

  • Wine Bottle Lamp
  • Closeup View

Materials

  • Empty wine bottle with cork
  • Clear mini light strand, 20-count
  • Artificial grape bunch
  • Burgundy satin ribbon, 5/8”, 36” length
  • Gold wire, 18-gauge, 36” length

Tools

  • Electrical tape

Basic Supplies

  • scissors
  • 1. Insert lights into clean, dry bottle. Run plug end of cord down bottle neck; tape on back. (Note: Make sure length of cord will reach electrical outlet.)
  • 2. Wrap 18-gauge wire around bottle lip four times. Wrap tape over wire to secure to bottle.
  • 3. Wrap ribbon over taped area. Catch grape stem in ribbon to secure to bottle; knot and trim ends.
  • 4. Wrap remaining wire end around cork four times. Spiral wire off to one side of bottle and bend to create popping cork effect.
  • 5. Plug in lights. (Note: Do not leave wine bottle light unattended.)
  • Tip
  • 1. To create as a centerpiece, use a battery-operated LED light strand (with small battery box) instead of plug-in lights. Conceal battery box underneath grapes.
  • 1. See project "GNI Wine Bottle Lamp Invitation & Recipes" on craftideas.com to go with this project.