Using Bottle Fillers for a Diamond Like Look
We love hearing from our bottle-lamp website readers.
Besides sending in the awesome pictures you see on the DIY Show Off page, we also receive questions from our newsletter readers and video watchers on a regular basis.
We always try to answer these questions promptly and honestly within 24 hours. Unfortunately every once in a while an email will slip through. Nick will think I’ve taken care of it and I’ll think he went ahead and answered the email, when in actuality neither of us did. Well, this was the case with the following email. It took over a week before I finally noticed the email in our Inbox and realized the question hasn’t been addressed and Rajeev is still waiting for a response.
Here is his question:
“Hi: Can you please guide me how I can put a diamond like coating inside a bottle. See image attached. Thanks Rajeev”
Dear Rajeev, let me take this opportunity to once again apologize for our delayed response.
To answer your question, looking at the attached picture we can’t tell if the inside was actually painted or coated with anything. What we have done in the past is use a bottle filler called ‘crystal or diamond fill’ that gives a very similar effect. Crystal fill are small acrylic chips that reflect the light and give the bottle a nice glowing effect or diamond like look.
Acrylic chips or sand are mainly used in flower arrangements to hold everything in place. When added to your lighted bottle it will add extra weight for stability and hide the cords of your bottle lamp kit and string of lights as well.
Has anyone used a diamond like spray to cover the inside of a bottle?
We would be very interested in finding out if this was possible. Please leave us a comment below.