Here is your complete list of tools to convert your old glass bottles into something artistically functional. Remember that the best laid plans are nothing without planning.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: The empty bottle. You’ve seen the pictures and now you want to create a bottle lamp for yourself. If you have a special bottle set aside then let’s move on. No bottle yet? Try bars and restaurants that may just throw their empties away. You might have to do some dumpster diving but consider this as part of your adventure.
The tools that you will need. A screw driver, safety glasses, gloves, drill. This is a pretty generalized list but it will all come in handy for your project. The safety equipment should really be emphasized here. Why let a weekend project ruin your fun or dramatically alter the quality of your life? Wear the glasses and gloves while your drilling the bottle. Your eyes and hands will thank you later.
The parts to purchase. The bottle lamp kit, and the glass drilling drill bits. Your lamp shade can be purchased or if your feeling really adventurous, you could make one as well. I said adventurous from my own personal perspective. Some people accept this as a challenge and others not so much. We’ll leave that choice up to you.
You are ready to begin! If you would like detailed instructions on the bottle lamp making process then you might want to check out “How To Make A Bottle Lamp DIY Tutorial“. This article also has a link to our video as well.