January 23, 2021
bottle lamp wine cork kit

Making A Bottle Lamp Without Drilling

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.

bottle lamp wine cork kit

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.)

Old Crow Reserve Bottle Lamp
Old Crow Reserve – A Custom Made Bottle Lamp

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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7 thoughts on “Making A Bottle Lamp Without Drilling

  1. This is a great find. I’ve always wanted to make a lamp but didn’t know how to do it. My husband passed away a year ago and I’m not very handy. Thank you for sharing this. I’m so glad I found your blog.

    1. Jeanne,

      Thanks for stopping by. Let us know if you have any questions and remember, you can always share your bottle craft project on our DIY Show Off page! :)

  2. This is close to what I want to do, I want to hang bottles on a string light, any idea how to do that? I’ve looked all over the Internet and no luck

      1. Yes, but not with wine bottles, I have different glass bottles I want to use and, I don’t have any way to drill or cut the glass

        1. The glass is cut or drilled so that you have access to the bulb and it allows the heat to escape. I’ve seen the Mason Jar lights that utilize the screw on caps with LED lights (no heat), this will allow you to skip the cutting and drilling (except for the hole in the lid). Hope this helps.

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