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« on: December 03, 2006 07:51:49 PM »

Any ideas? I'd like to turn this into a Christmas present..

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2006 08:17:53 PM »

There should be a way to cut it down to a glass but as to how you'd do that I don't know... I know that info is out there somewhere, though.  Hope that was at least a little bit of help.  Wink

« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006 08:39:21 PM »

I don't know if this will help, but if you have a local craft facility with a kiln, you can flatten it.  On my campus, our craft shop had a special activity where you could bring any glass bottle in and turn it into a flat decoration or even a cutting board!

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2006 08:39:33 PM »

the first thing I thought of was cut the top off and make a vase or cut the bottom off and use it to cover a candle like a hurricane. you can find bottle cutters on ebay (since I just bought one earlier today Wink ) and I think I've seen a link somewhere where you tie string, burn it, dunk it in water and it pops off Huh

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006 12:16:03 AM »

I've always seen and liked those wine bottles that have christmas lights inside them. I've seen them countless times at craft fairs so they can't be too diffcult but you'll need a special tool to drill a hole for the cord out the bottom. I think bright red or plain white lights would look great in your bottle!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006 02:17:34 AM »

You could take the really un-crafty but easy way and fill it with jelly beans or chocolate coffee beans.  You could even make a wine bottle cover to match the dress on the bottle and use it as the wrapping.
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2006 03:10:05 AM »

That bottle just screams lamp foot!!! I'd totally make it into a lamp if I were you (and if I had a drill).
Then I'd go out and find myself a nice red lampshade (or make one) to fit on top of the bottle neck.

It'd look stunning - I'm very envious of your bottle! Wink

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drip candle comes to mind...  I've done it before but not with a bottle that nice... so maybe not...haha  love the bottle though!

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2006 04:57:22 AM »

That bottle just screams lamp foot!!! I'd totally make it into a lamp

This is what I thought too. We bought some electrical accessories to make mason jar lamps - where the cord comes right out of the socket. Rather hard to see in the pic below but there was no drilling was required. Perhaps you could find one to fit into a cork?


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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2006 10:05:11 AM »

So many good ideas and only one bottle..  Shocked

I'm thinking the lamp or Christmas lights inside. I'll ask my roommate if he has a tool that could drill glass. His family has a huge shop they work on Kenworths and Peterbuilts in.. there has to be something in there that can drill glass!

A vase would be cool but I can see myself seriously botching cutting the glass. Has anyone here actually used the burning string method? I found it online - http://www.make-stuff.com/recycling/bottles.html

I should check out recycling bin for more bottles like this. Lady In Red is a Washington State brand so I'm sure there are alot of bottles around..

One more question- How would I make it heavy enough to stand up with a lamp top on it? Most marbles I see wouldn't quite fit through the top.

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