Our latest DIY Project is this pendant light made with a recycled Baileys bottle.
After purchasing a Pendant Fitter kit for around $11 we brought it home to make our own pendant light. We wanted to use a fairly heavy Baileys bottle for this project, so we ended up not using the light fixture that came with the kit.
This was our very first pendant light project and we used the kit as a guide to help us assemble the light.
Nick took apart the base lamp so he could feed the wires through the bottle. The next step was to drill a hole in the bottle cap and the Baileys bottle itself.
After feeding the wires through the cap and the bottle, Nick attempted to attach the original light fixture. Soldering the wires didn’t work and we didn’t want the bottle to rest on the ceramic base so we ended up doing away with the fixture all together.
Luckily we also purchased a separate light fixture that we used instead. We were able to secure the wires using standard screws. On the top we secured the fixture itself to the pendant cord. This gave us additional support for the weight of the bottle.
We put a bulb in the fixture and attached a plug in cord to test out our new pendant lamp. The result was quite spectacular. Not only did the bottle hold upright, but the light is shining through perfectly to illuminate the valley scene on the bottle label.
Watch our ‘How to make a Pendant Light’ step by step video for more instructions:
Stay tuned, we will be making another pendant light in the near future. Maybe a three string pendant light using a variation of flavored vodka bottles.
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