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« on: May 14, 2008 11:36:06 AM »

If your a wine-o like me, this is a great project for left over bottles that you want to keep, because, well they're pretty : ) I got the idea from my supervisor at work, whom I strive to be as crafty as!

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Empty wine bottle (great excuse for an improptu wine party)
10 stand white christmas type lights
decoration (i used some simple plastic grapes I got at the Dollar Tree 4 for a dollar and some gold wire)
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hot glue

Place lights inside bottle, you may want to use a pen to help push the lights down to the bottom of the bottle.

Take decorations and if you can bend them so the can sit on the top of the bottle opening and hot glue in place

Take bottle cork and cut down the bottom a little, you want to create room so that when you place it back on the bottle there is room for the decorations and the crod for the lights.

Place cork on top and plug in! How easy!






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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008 11:51:57 AM »

Fun! What a nice excuse to drink!!

Hmmm...I have a great bottle to do this to! Thanks for the great idea!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008 11:53:53 AM »

I love it! Great idea!! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008 12:03:39 PM »

Great idea -- perfect for my wine loving brother.  Now I'll have to figure out some way to get him to give me the empties of a few bottles he's particularly enjoyed withOUT telling him why (he's very suspicious and will know something's up; however, his birthday isn't until September so if I can get some from him soon maybe he'll have forgotten by then).

Am also thinking it would be nice to "decorate" the cord, since it comes out of the top of the bottle and is very visible.  Maybe just wrap some decorative wire around it, or, to go with the grapes, a vine.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008 12:32:02 PM »

Great idea -- perfect for my wine loving brother.  Now I'll have to figure out some way to get him to give me the empties of a few bottles he's particularly enjoyed withOUT telling him why (he's very suspicious and will know something's up; however, his birthday isn't until September so if I can get some from him soon maybe he'll have forgotten by then).

Am also thinking it would be nice to "decorate" the cord, since it comes out of the top of the bottle and is very visible.  Maybe just wrap some decorative wire around it, or, to go with the grapes, a vine.

o0o I like that idea! I think i'm going to add on to it. Im sure theres got to be a way to drill a hole or something so the string can go through tho bottom and not the top, I jsut don't know how to do that, nor am I brave enough to try...
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008 12:37:57 PM »

Oh, I like it, very cool!
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008 01:46:06 PM »

Great idea -- perfect for my wine loving brother.  Now I'll have to figure out some way to get him to give me the empties of a few bottles he's particularly enjoyed withOUT telling him why (he's very suspicious and will know something's up; however, his birthday isn't until September so if I can get some from him soon maybe he'll have forgotten by then).

Am also thinking it would be nice to "decorate" the cord, since it comes out of the top of the bottle and is very visible.  Maybe just wrap some decorative wire around it, or, to go with the grapes, a vine.

o0o I like that idea! I think i'm going to add on to it. Im sure theres got to be a way to drill a hole or something so the string can go through tho bottom and not the top, I jsut don't know how to do that, nor am I brave enough to try...

Try using a dremel, with one of the little round metal cutting heads (not the sanding ones or the flat cutting ones.)  But try it on a different bottle, first, so if it doesn't work.... Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2008 04:37:03 AM »


Try using a dremel, with one of the little round metal cutting heads (not the sanding ones or the flat cutting ones.)  But try it on a different bottle, first, so if it doesn't work.... Undecided

hmmm, not sure what that is. should I go to a craft store or would an art store be better? You know how they often have over lapping items, but a very different selection at the same time.... Thanks for the advice!! I ahve plenty of time to experiment before christmas this year!
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2008 12:44:40 PM »

Try the hardware store.  It's a little handheld tool with a rotary head that you can use to cut, sand, polish, grind, etc...  You can get all kinds of different heads that do different things.  It's not cheap, but you can use it for so many things.  I love mine (meaning hubby's Grin)
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2008 11:02:27 AM »

Great idea.  For anyone who's wondering how to drill through glass . . . I made a wine bottle table lamp ages ago (sorry, no pics, was xmas gift).  Fortunately for me, my dad had a drill-press, and I got a glass-drilling bit for it (kinda spade shaped, don't remember if it was a diamond drill bit or not)  The most important things to remember while drilling are, one, go slowly, as the bit and the glass will get hot . . . two, stop frequently, so that the glass isn't put under too much stress at one time (might make it crack) and three, try to have an extra bottle or two to experiment on, so you get a feel for it.  Hope this helps!
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