Tips For Using Different Fillers For Your Bottle Lamp.
Most fillers for bottle lamps are used to hide the electrical cord that runs up the bottle from the base to the neck, where the mechanics of the lamp kit are set. The reality of this is that almost anything (within reason) can be used to give your lamp stability or it’s own unique look.
For example, if your bottle is a bit top-heavy then you will want to add a heavy filler like lava rocks or glass marbles. If your bottle lamp is stable on the other hand, with a nice wide base, then you can use a lightweight filler like confetti or strips of foil.
We’ve experimented with everything from marbles in a Mason Jar to coffee beans in a Caribou growler, as you can see in the picture above.
How about a lamp filled with different corks that give it a style all it’s own?
Fill a bottle lamp with odds and ends like screws left lying around the garage floor to give your work bench in the basement it’s own personalized work light. Using strips of tinfoil can give your bottle lights more pizzazz and allows a more reflective glow to come from within.
The crystal fill that we’ve used in our wine bottles have given stability as well as a cooler feel to the lights inside. Vase filler used for floral arrangements have worked great to give a few of our liquor bottles a more ‘realistic’ look.
Remember to keep an open mind when looking for fillers for your bottle lamps.
Whether you’re personalizing a lamp to make a connection to it’s end user or you’re simply experimenting with different items that you think will make the ordinary extraordinary.
What items have you used as bottle filler for your bottle lamp projects? Feel free to leave us a comment below.