Drilling a glass bottle may seem like a daunting task to some crafters.
Not everybody wants to spend money on purchasing a specialty glass drill bit, and not all crafters have a power drill on hand… let alone a drill press. So, if you would like to make a bottle lamp and avoid the task of drilling glass completely then you are in luck. Here is a super easy and inexpensive way to make a bottle lamp without drilling.
The Wine Cork Lamp Kit instantly turns a wine bottle into a working lamp. Simply insert the bulb socket, which is mounted on a cork stopper, into an empty wine bottle. Add your own 40-Watt type A light bulb, select a shade and plug it in with the provided cord. Fits most 750ml wine bottles. Socket and cork, 4-1/2″ x 2-1/8″ x 1-1/2″. Cord, 6′. Plastic and metal. For sale on Amazon for $12.69 – Buy the wine cork lamp kit
Why even bother drilling a glass bottle? To answer this question you really have to look closely at the finished product pictured with this device. What they don’t show you is the cord that runs down the back of the bottle. What you gain by drilling the bottle is the cord coming out near the base of the lamp. With the cord inside the bottle you can even take it a step further and conceal it even more with a filler of your choice (i.e. glass gems, corks, etc.)
The wine cork lamp kit does offer the convience of a drill free bottle lamp and you can still add a filler to the bottle. Your biggest challenge will be pairing the perfect lamp shade.
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