August 7, 2020

Decorated Bottle Light with Copper and Beads

Our latest DIY recycled bottle project is this decorated Bottle Light.

I have been toying with the idea of learning how to bead for a while now, but wasn’t sure how to attach the beads to the bottles.

On a road trip to St. Cloud, MN last weekend we stopped by the Home Depot (and a craft store of course) and found a coil of copper wire at a very reasonable price. Nick actually thinks it was miss-marked, so I’m not telling you how much we paid for it. LOL, I love finding bargains.

Once we got home I couldn’t wait to try out  decorating a bottle with the copper, wire and beads. Nick had drilled a hole in a regular wine bottle for me the day before. The label was a little marred so it was perfect for trial and error. I filled the bottle with a string of 35 mini multi-colored lights.

It took me about 45 minutes to coil the wire and make the little bead hangers, the one in front has a little silver heart at the end. It turned out alright, but the label on the bottle didn’t match with the decorations at all. So we took off the copper, removed the label and replaced the decorations. It still didn’t look right to me so I hot glued several gold colored glass gems in various sizes to the bottle as well.

Here is the finished Bottle Light with copper, beads & glass gem decorations:

lighted bottle with decorations


Please let me know what you think of this decorated bottle by leaving a comment below.

I will make a few more bottles similar to this one in the near future and promise to take step by step pictures so you can learn how to do this as well.

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