Make A Bottle Lamp At Home

How do you make a bottle lamp at home?

Recycling old glass bottles into lamps has never been easier!

Did you know, you can make a bottle lamp at home with today’s bottle lamp kits? There is a kit for everything these days, lamp making is no exception. You can transform your favorite wine glass bottle or spirit container into an amazing and functioning work of art.

When we first started making bottle lamps with lights at home over ten years ago, the biggest obstacle to overcome was the glass drilling process. Armed with a corded electrical drill and a glass drilling bit, I slowly and methodically began the drilling process. There were heat issues, and yes. we lost a few bottles along the way. Once we had the hang of drilling, installing the light fixture was a breeze. This was accomplished by purchasing a standard lamp kit at the hardware store. Crude, but effective, we made some really cool bottle lamps at home, and even created a few keepsakes along the way.

Learn how to make a bottle lamp at home

Fast forward to today’s Bottle Lamp Making.

The bottle lamp crafters have been recognized and the market answered. From lamp kits that offer the option to not drill, to USB chargeable light strings that illuminate glass colored bottles as well. Every angle has been covered and simplified in a way that can be viewed as both good and bad. Learning the technique to drilling was rewarded with a finished art piece.

Today’s lamp kits for bottle lamps have made this whole process less of a hassle (good) and degraded to experience as a whole (bad). Armed with a cordless drill and an arsenal of better equipment, today’s craft maker can emphasize less on the process and more on the overall appearance.

Here’s a list of supplies you will need to make a bottle lamp at home:

  • Lamp Shade
  • LED Light Bulb
  • Bottle Lamp Kit
  • Glass Drilling Drill Bits
  • Rubber Grommet

You can find most of these items at your local hardware store or check out our resources page for more information.

The inside of a chandelier lamp shade

The Lamp Shade listed above is referenced as a ‘chandelier’ lamp shade. The hoops shown in the picture will allow for you to place this particular lamp shade directly on the light bulb for easy assembly. You might be able to find inexpensive lamp shades at your local thrift store as well. It’s fun to add personal touches or funky decorations to a lamp shade as well.

In this article you can learn how to choose the correct lamp shade for making a bottle lamp at home.

All of the bottle lamp making materials listed below may be sold in bulk.

If it is your intent to only create one bottle lamp at home then you will want to make sure the quantities are in line with what you need. There is no need to purchase a pack of ten of anything just to save a few pennies. Making a bottle lamp at home doesn’t have to break your bank account or your piggy bank for that matter.

LED light bulb for bottle lamp making

An LED Light Bulb offers energy efficiency and is a safe way to light any home made bottle lamp. This light bulb will never be warm to the touch so you can add all sorts of decorations to your lamp shade.

A bottle lamp kit for making  a unique bottle lamp at home.

A complete Bottle Lamp Kit for making a bottle lamp at home should include the electrical cord, the light bulb socket, a threaded rod and several tighteners to secure the light to the glass bottle. Learn more about bottle lamp kits in this helpful article.

Glass drilling drill bits in four different sizes .

Glass Drilling Drill Bits like the ones pictured here from Bosch are available as a set on Amazon for around $10. Drill bits come in many different sizes, but you really only need the four pictured above.

Rubber grommet for making a bottle lamp at home

The small Rubber Grommet will protect the electrical cord from the sharp edges of the hole you drilled in the glass bottle. The grommet will also give your homemade bottle lamp a nice finished look and will help to keep any bottle filler from spilling out.

The Tools you will need to make a bottle lamp at home:

  • A screw driver
  • A corded or cordless drill
  • A pair of heavy duty gloves and
  • A pair of safety glasses.

In this easy to follow YouTube video we will show you the bottle lamp making process in detail.

Collecting the necessary parts and having these household tools within reach will open new doors of opportunity to explore your inner creative side. Go forth and create, have fun, and be safe.

Nick Jager

To summarize:

YES, you can make a bottle lamp at home! It is an easy and fairly inexpensive hobby to make bottle lamps, as long as you have the right tools and the proper supplies. You can use an endless variety of empty, clean glass bottles and let your imagination be your guide.

Be sure to check out our DIY Show Off section for inspiration and come back to enter your own bottle lamp creation once it’s completed. Good luck and happy bottle crafting!

The Perfect Handcrafted Gift For Fathers Is A Bottle Lamp

Handcrafted bottle lamp

Are you ready to make a custom bottle lamp?

If you have an amazing dad like I do, then Father’s Day should be every day. To me, nothing says “You’re The Best” like a handcrafted gift from the heart. You can make a commemorative gift that comes from the heart and will bring joy for years to come. 

Do you have a dad, grandfather, brother, husband or male friend who have all the latest gadget, tools and toys? I bet he doesn’t have a hand crafted Bottle Lamp made from his favorite liquor or non-alcoholic glass bottle. This year, surprise your Dad, or your favorite male relative, with his favorite bottle of wine or liquor minus the unhealthy contents. You can find all the supplies you will need right here. 

Learn how to create a one of a kind bottle lamp that is

masculine, functional and a conversation starter. 

A Bottle Lamp is the perfect Handcrafted Gift For Fathers

Impress your Dad with an awesome bottle lamp gift!

Create a bottle lamp in 5 simple steps:

  • Buy a bottle of your Dad’s favorite wine , liquor or non-alcoholic beverage, it must be in a glass bottle.
  • Empty the contents by having a drink fest or just pour it into a separate container. 
  • Drill a hole in the back of the bottle, see instructional video. 
  • Clean the bottle carefully, be sure to remove all glass residue and to to keep the label intact, if applicable.
  • Attach the lamp kit and find a matching lamp shade. 

The many ways to turn your perfect handcrafted gift into a unique bottle lamp.  

Fill The Bottle 

Start by picking a glass bottle that looks masculine or has some kind of meaning for the person you gift it to! It could be a wine bottle with a unique label or a funky shaped liquor bottle.  After you drill the hole in the bottle and insert the lamp kit, you can add your own touches by filling the bottle with your favorite filler

A bottle lamp filler could be anything that isn’t flammable. For instance, glass rocks or beads make great fillers and add stability to the bottle. We have also used lava rocks, used bullet shells and numerous other fillers. Let your imagination guide you! 

You don’t have to add a heavy filler to your Perfect Handcrafted Gift unless you want to. 

Decorative Lamp Shade

Another way to make your perfect handcrafted gift for fathers a one of kind, is to decorate the lamp shape. You can buy a lamp shade online that is already the perfect shape, size and color for your bottle lamp. We offer some good lamp shade ideas and tips in this article. 

You can also make your own lamp shade from scratch. It’s a little bit harder and a lot more time consuming, but the end result will be a bottle lamp that truly can never be replaced. Check out this step by step guide on how to make a lamp shade. 

Decorate the Bottle

The third and final way to make your handgrafted gift unique is by decorating the bottle itself. You can attach decorations to the neck of the bottle like nuts and bolts or find a cool bottle stopper.

Of course you could also decorate the glass bottle by spray painting it with chalk paint or frosted paint. You will then be able to create a custom personalized message for a dad that wants nothing from his loved ones.

Do you have a bottle lamp making question or suggestion? Be sure to leave us a comment below.

Smirnoff Black Vodka Pendant Lamp

DIY pendant lamp

It is always a nice surprise to hear from our readers and receive DIY Projects to share. Our good friend from India, Vijay, has taken on a new bottle crafting project that is a guaranteed conversation piece. Check out how he turned an empty Black Smirnoff Vodka bottle into a very unique pendant lamp using imagination and a silver necklace chain.

Dear Mr.Nick 

After a very long time I am writing to you! Guess you are keeping fine. 
Whenever I think of bottle cutting , making bottle lamp I remember you everytime. I value guidance and encouragement always.
Today I completed this bottle lamp and will be too happy to share the picture with you. In my opinion this is the best bottle lamp I have done so far !! 
But for your encouragement, this work would not have been possible.

Thank you once again.

Regards, Vijayram

Here are the photos that accompanied the above e-mail:

Smirnoff Black Lamp
Lighted bottle pendant lamp
Smirnoff Bottle Pendant Lamp
DIY Smirnoff Black lamp
DIY pendant bottle with a light

We would like to thank Vijayaram for sharing his bottle craft projects with us.

Vijay’s other projects include: A Pulley Pendant Light, Black Dog, Jagermeister and Maker’s Mark Bottle Lamps. He also contributed a helpful tip for ‘Saving Ice And Cold Water During Your Glass Separation Process’. Be sure to check out his other projects below in the ‘Related’ articles section as well.

Please leave a comment below to let him know what you think.

Do you have a DIY project you would like to show off?

Send us an email with your picture(s), your name and a description and/or any tips you would like to share with us and our readers. If you have a blog you can also include the web address and we will link back to you.

How To Make The Bottle Lamp Kit Adapter Fit My Bottle

How to make your adapter fit your bottle opening

The bottle lamp kits that come complete with all your accessories might need to be modified.

One of the most recurring questions that we get for the bottle lamp kits are the ones concerning the rubber adapters that should fit the neck of the bottle. Most kits come with three varying sized adapters that should cover all the different bottle necks sizes quite nicely. Unfortunately, they all seem to fall short or are way too big.

Stoppers for your bottle lamp

The fix is really simple and only requires a small amount of everyone’s favorite go to fix it, ‘Duct Tape‘. Yep, that’s right, that universal essential tool, all-purpose duct tape that can be found in everyone’s tool box. Versatile and never out of fashion a couple little strips of the duct tape will have you up and running in no time.

By ripping off a strip of duct tape the width of the adapter and adding a few layers to it, you will then have a more snug fit for your bottle’s neck. Having the duct tape the width of the adapter will also make it easier to conceal the adapter. You really don’t want the duct tape to show so this makes it easier to hide.

The corresponding video on how to make the bottle lamp kit adapter will give you a better visual idea of what to do.

Hopefully this will make it easier for you to complete your bottle lamp project.

Leave me a comment if you have any questions!

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How To Make Bottle Lamps At Home

bottle lamp psychology

The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, creating something with our own hands.

I have put together several articles and numerous videos explaining the bottle lamp making process. If you are looking for those instructions then you can visit our post titled; Turn a Jack Daniels Bottle into a Lamp. Today I wanted to delve into why you benefit from making a bottle lamp at home.

Stoppers for your bottle lamp

What really makes creating something at home more rewarding as opposed to simply purchasing an item is the sense of accomplishment that you get when the project is completed. Whether you’re re-painting a room or decorating you always have the satisfaction of knowing that you were able to see the endeavor through to the end. I get the same satisfaction from mowing the lawn. Simple, easy to do but sitting up on the deck and looking at this small accomplishment is almost the equivalent of getting an ‘atta boy‘ from a colleague. “You did it“, “You made it“, job well done.

If you really want to get the most enjoyment out of making a bottle lamp at home then you should try including someone else in your artwork. If it’s your kids, spouse, or friend, having something tangible to show at the end of your collaboration will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding things you will have. It isn’t too hard to imagine a conversation that starts out; “Hey remember that time we made that bottle lamp together . . . . .

fun DIY projects for your home

That moment is never lost or forgotten. You will remember it with more clarity than purchased gifts exchanged at a party. In the end which one holds the most value will easily be determined.

Now that you have your sense of accomplishment and a memorable moment in check let’s look a little deeper at what’s happening on a more subconscious level.

Accomplishments and know-how can’t be handed out or downloaded into someone’s brain like they are for the characters in The Matrix. They must be earned through individual effort. It is the endeavor that generates a sense of pride and inward esteem.

Courtesy of Richard E. Cytowic, M.D., M.F.A., Psychology Today

Building on your ‘sense of accomplishment’ as now laid out the foundation for a new level of things that you can achieve. Those hungry little endorphin are always looking for more of that feel good that you have just accomplished and will likely open up the idea that you will feel empowered to move onto something bigger or more elaborate.

It was that small building block that moved us toward larger goals and achievements. Just because I’ve wired a bottle lamp doesn’t mean I’m going to rewire our house anytime soon. My ambitions are always geared up but will remain in check.

If you can relate then please leave a comment below. Share your experience or moment with our readers.

DIY Bottle Lamp Ideas

DIY Bottle Lamp Ideas, Tips & Inspirations

A collection of 11 DIY Bottle Lamp Ideas to inspire and guide you!

You never know when inspiration will strike. Let us help you along with your DIY bottle projects with these fun recycled bottle lamp ideas. We have put together a collection of bottle lamps that will inspire and guide you through your bottle lamp crafting process. By using recycled glass bottles and through the use of different bottle fillers, a combination of shades for the lamps and a variety of lamp kits, you will be able to create your very own unique style of lamp.

The different bottle shapes and sizes will really influence your lamps shade size and style. The square bottles are usually paired with the rectangular shaped lamp shades while the regular round bottles are easily matched with a wider variety of round shades. The different types of fillers that we have used inspired a whole blog post on “What’s In Your Bottle Lamp?

Jack Pine Brewery Bottle Lamp

Jack Pine Beer Growler Table Lamp

The Jack Pine Brewery Lamp was the culmination of micro brewery obsession and wanting to transcend the beer growlers that are unique to each brewery. This cool growler came all the way from Brainerd, Minnesota, and has a feel that I always associate with ‘Home’.

If there’s a beer growler collecting dust in your house, why not give it a second life and make that keepsake a mainstay.

Turn a Jack Daniels Bottle into a Lamp

Jack Daniel's Bottle Lamp

You really can’t go wrong with the distinctive style of the Jack Daniel’s bottle. Turning this whiskey decanter into a bottle lamp was a snap given that you have a nice flat surface to drill into. The trick with this lamp is finding the right shade to pair with it. Silke simply added a little extra decor to the bottom of the Black & White lampshade you see in the photograph above. Voila!

Bottle Lamp For A Mission Trip

Mapped Bottle Lamp For Fundraiser

Our daughter wanted to go on a Mission Trip to Mexico so making a little keepsake was inspired by her desire to explore her world. This bottle really got its direction once I ‘Mod Podged‘ the map onto the bottle. Perfect for the travel lover in your family.

You could also try a newspaper page, the funny pages, or any type of printed material, to create a unique lamp for that book lover who likes to stay up late reading.

Fabulous 5 Bottle Lamp Projects

Classy Wine Bottle Lamp

This article about five bottle lamp projects was put together in a nice little package. It showcases the different labels and lamp shade combinations that were used. Sometimes it’s more that just a color scheme.

You can accentuate the labels themselves with styles that draw your eye to the bottle itself. Your imagination is your only limitation! Be sure to click the link above to check out our list of five fabulous recycled bottle lamps.

Caribou Coffee Growler Bottle Lamp

Caribou Coffee Growler Lamp

I mentioned the micro brewery obsession earlier in this article, the same can be said with coffee growlers.

Who doesn’t love a good ‘Cup of Joe’? The Caribou Coffee Clear Glass Growler I saw in the coffee shop was practically screaming at me to help it along to it’s new re-purposed life. Using actual coffee beans as a filler, I was able to literally make the printed glass label come to life! The matching coffee colored lamp shade was the icing on the cake.

Pink Floyd Wine Bottle Lamp

Recycled Wine Bottle Lamp

How can you not like Pink Floyd? Sure… the wine distributor had other bands on their labels, but we loved this one and it was easy to work with. Once again Silke added that extra bling, glass beads that look like diamonds, to the bottom of the lamp shade.

Adding extra dimensions really helps to set any wine bottle lamp apart. Plus I added some glow in the dark stars on the top of the lampshade that continue to illuminate the room long after we shut the lamp off. “Shine on you crazy diamonds!”

Captain Morgan Table Lamp

Captain Morgan Table Lamp

If you’ve seen one liquor lamp you’ve pretty much seen them all. Not so. Each bottle’s shape and label style creates a new palette for you to work with.

Matching the marble filler to the original contents of the bottle, spiced rum, and pairing the correct style lamp shade with this Captain Morgan decanter made it the perfect bounty for any pirate. Aaaarrrrgggghhhh, my mateys!

Chalk Board Bottle Lamp

Chalk Board Bottle Lamp With LED Lights

Long before people started painting their whole rooms with chalk board paint we set out to make a bottle lamp.  The chalk board bottle lamp in the picture above conveys the message that was on our mind at the moment.

From clever sayings to simply offering well wishes, this lighted bottle is easy to make and it’s perfect for anyone that is convalescent or in need of a little enlightenment.

How To Make A Bottle Lamp DIY Tutorial

Learn How To Make A Bottle Lamp How-To Video

A simple break down of the bottle lamp making process. One of the things that set this particular bottle lamp apart was the filler that was used. We spent an afternoon collecting lava rocks at the beach in Hawai’i (it is staying on the island as a gift to our landlady) and each one rock was sized up to make sure it would actually fit in the neck of the bottle.

The second thing that sets this bottle lamp apart is the fact that we deviated from using the rubber neck holders that come with the bottle lamp kit. Instead, we opted to use the original bottle cap that came with the bottle. Once the hole was drilled through the lid, we were able to place the lamp post through it and wire the lamp together. The outcome was the perfect addition to the bedroom nightstand!

How To Frost A Bottle Lamp

How To Frost A Bottle Video

In this fun video we show you how to frost a glass bottle. We put together a cleaned, clear bottle with lights for the Christmas season, but the same concept applies to the bottle lamp making process as well. Simply add a bottle lamp kit to your recycled bottle. With the right gel stickers and some imagination you to can decorate any bottle for any occasion.

Old Crow Reserve Bottle Lamp

Old Crow Bottle Table Lamp

Our last DIY bottle lamp idea was put together as a gift for a family member. I really liked the way the lamp turned out, simple and masculine. It didn’t take long before I had the perfect place to ‘stage’ the photos that I took of it. It was easy to envision the intended user quietly sitting by the glow of this recycled bottle lamp while he enjoyed his favorite book.

These DIY Bottle Lamp Ideas are just a few of the many recycled bottle projects Silke and I have put together over the years.

Are you hungry for more? Be sure to check out our DIY Show Off pages for more inspirational bottle crafts. With so many different lamp shades and fillers to choose from, you just might find yourself making different variations of the same bottle.

Have we inspired you to make your own bottle lamp? Leave us a comment below. 

Happy Crafting!

Nick and Silke

Bottle Lamp DIY Show Off By Amy

Blue recycled bottle turned into a cool lamp

This blue Bottle Lamp offers a nice square base filled with aqua blue colored glass beads.

We received this picture of a recycled Herradura tequila bottle lamp from Amy who has been busy putting her craft talents to work with her growing lamp collection. Check out Amy’s Silver Patron Bottle Lamp, she gave it to a friend for his new apartment. How sweet is that?

Blue Bottle Lamp for DIY Show Off

We have never seen this particular bottle before so Nick did a little research on it: According to Wikipedia, Herradura Tequila is an ultra premium, 100% agave tequila, crafted using only the most mature blue agave, traditional production methods and fermented naturally with wild yeast. Produced by Casa Herradura, one of Mexico’s most historic and renowned tequila producers, on the premises of a 19th century Hacienda in Amatitán, Jalisco. Voted as one of the best 18 Tequilas in the world by Men’s Journal Magazine, this unique bottle definitely stands out. We might just have to give it a try some time.

We would like to thank Amy for sending us her DIY Show Off project.

Do you use a color filler in your bottle lamps? Leave us a comment below.

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Recycled Bottle Lamps – Instructions, Project Ideas And Inspirations

Recycled Bottle Lamp Book - New & Updated

The Recycled Bottle Lamps book is perfect if you are looking to start the year off with a new hobby then look no further.

Imagine crafting uniquely designed pieces that not only make great conversation pieces put also help save the planet! If this sounds too good to be true then let me introduce you to the Bottle-Lamp Community’s DIY book: Recycled Bottle Lamps. Seventy pages of helpful instructions and tips combined with a colorful inspirational section that will have you up and running in a very short time.

Book for Crafters
Recycled Bottle Lamp Book – Pages 22 & 23

We are working on the book as we speak and will include new & updated material.

The new 2016 version of our craft book will include bottle cutting tips for making pendant lights, more step by step instructions and lots of additional tips and resources.

About the authors: Nicholas and Silke Jager have established themselves as the bottle crafting experts. Their top ranked website has been the starting point for many bottle crafters. From tools of the trade reviews to new and innovative techniques, they have shared this enlightening hobby with others for several years now.

Nick and Silke
Nick and Silke

There is something for everyone – Whether you want to make a unique gift for someone or you want to open your own store and sell your crafts, you will find helpful and valuable information.

Recycled Bottle Lamps Book

Recycled Bottle Lamps – Instructions, Project Ideas and Inspirations has something that will help you turn those empty bottles into original works of art.

Product Update as of January 22, 2016

We have been working on updating and adding to the Recycled Bottle Lamps book and we are happy to announce that we have completed the 3rd Edition. This new version contains a section on pendant lamps and glass cutting.

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Your feedbackWould you please leave us a review? It is so huge for people to share their opinions on a published work. Having feedback allows us to get a better feel for what you, the reader, would like to see changed or what you have enjoyed. We value your feedback! It was our readers response that led us to make version 3.0 in the first place.

Many thanks in advance,

Nick and Silke

Hanging Pendant Light Kit By Lightingsky

Lightingsky Pendant Kit

The convenience of finding Hanging Pendent Light Parts in one place can definitely have its advantages.

Making a pendant light – Imagine spending your one day off a week roaming the isles of your local big chain hardware store. You’re looking for all the items you need to put your lighting project together. Running from one of the store to the other and back.

If you are with me so far this is where the scenario will split… You either enjoy the local shopping ‘rigmaroe’ because it adds to the experience of making something or you are the complete opposite, like me. The mere thought of spending my time and energy on merely collecting the components for an upcoming project is draining my energy.

Here is a much better Pendant Light alternative:

Lightingsky Pendant Light

Lightingsky has your next pendant light cord already put together. All the electrical components are here:

  • 3 foot silicone, braided wire
  • Suitable for: 1-100W LED bulb, energy saving bulb, and vintage bulbs
  • Compatible voltage: AC 110V-240V
  • Ceiling mounting hardware

Lightingsky Pendant Kit

Incorporating a glass bottle – Now that you have your pendant light kit, you can outfit it with your favorite glass bottle.

Awhile back I made a Bailey’s Pendant light by drilling out the bottom of the bottle. With a glass bottle cutter you can simply cut off the bottom of your favorite bottle and have a pendant light that shows your own personal taste.

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Lightingsky Light

The Lightingsky colorful silicone ceiling lamp holder comes in 10 different colors that will help accent any room in your house.

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Cyan
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Sky
  • White
  • Yellow

You will be able to find the perfect color for every one of your hanging light projects!

If you’ve made a pendant light before, we would love to see pictures and share them with our readers.

Send an email to with your picture(s), your name and a description and or any tips you would like to share with us and our readers. If you have a blog you can also include the web address and we will link back to you.

Do you have questions on how to make a pendant light or cut a bottle? Leave me a comment below.

How To Make A Lamp From A Bottle

Make a Lamp from a recycled wine bottle

If you have a favorite decanter that you just can’t seem to part with then its time you put it to use.

Whether you collect empties or bottles just have a sentimental value to them, glass bottles can have a second life. It’s easy, fun, and an inexpensive way to repurpose your recyclable materials. Here is a step by step process that doesn’t require glass drilling. You can follow along to get your bottle re-purposed in no time.

Items needed:

  • empty bottle
  • wine cork lamp kit
  • light bulb (sold separately from lamp kit)
  • lamp shade
  • glass filler

Kinky, Beer and Captain Morgan bottle lamps
Three different lighted glass bottles

Step One: Take your chosen bottle and clean it throughly with warm soap and water. This can be done by simply filling your bottle half way and holding your finger over the end to swish around the contents making sure you’ve cleaned the entire surface area. You really don’t want to make a lamp out of something that will start to smell later on. Don’t submerse if you intent to keep the label, Getting it a little wet is alright. Let it air dry and it will still remain intact.

Chalk Board Bottle Lamp
Chalk Board Bottle Lamp with LED lights

Step Two: Fill your bottle with glass filler. This can be either flat marbles or crystal filler. By adding either of these glass fillers you will be giving your bottle lamp some stability so that it doesn’t become ‘top heavy‘ after you have put the lamp kit on it.




Clear Diamond Ice Bottle Filler
Clear Diamond Ice Filler

Step Three: Insert your wine cork lamp kit into the top of the bottle. Make sure that it sits firmly into the neck of the bottle. If it seem loose or ‘wobbly‘ then you might want to add a duct tape strip to the cork to give it a more secure or ‘snug‘ fit.

bottle lamp wine cork kit
Wine Cork Bottle Lamp Kit

Step Four: Place your lamp shade on top of the light fixture and secure with your light bulb. You will want a lamp shade that is proportional to the size and shape of your bottle. A good rule of thumb is; big enough to cover the mechanics of the light fixture yet small enough so that it doesn’t dwarf the bottle itself.

A finished Captain Morgan Table Lamp
Captain Morgan Table Lamp

Step Five: Find the perfect location for your new DIY creation. It is worthy of a place that see’s regular foot traffic and can be pointed out for when guest arrive. This conversation starter is a sure fire hit and will be cherished for years to come.

If you have any questions thoughts or concerns please let us know by leaving a comment below!