Monday, October 29, 2012

From Wine Bottle to Lamp

I have really enjoyed the ideas available for empty wine bottles.  I recently came across a photo of a lamp with a wine bottle as its lamp.  I took a wine bottle that had been painted and black, and purchased a 3-Way Lamp Kit from Walmart ($7).  This is what came in the package, and the directions inside were easy to follow.  
The trickiest part was the electrical connection to the light bulb.  With fingers crossed, I plugged in the light when connected, and it turned on -- woo-hoo!!  
I placed some super glue onto the top of the bottle, and inserted the lamp into the bottle.  I let it set for 30 minutes for the light to adhere to the bottle.
Then, I attached the lamp shade I purchased ($8).  I made it for my mother who needed a lamp for her computer desk. For my Irish mother, I modge-podged on a unique bottle label I created and a greeting card that contained the Irish blessing.  I created a frame with some scrap book paper, and used my cricut to custom the frame around the blessing.  For the picture, I included my Grandpa and Grandma's 50th wedding anniversary picture adjacent to their wedding photo. 

My mom loved the lamp, and her Irish eye were a-smiling. I really enjoyed making these lamps, and have some ideas for makig them for some other people.  Let me know if you'd like me to make one for you!

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