How to Make a Bottle Lamp

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$25 to $50
1-2 Hours
-- -- Homemade Gift

Have some cool bottles hanging around the house? Discarded liquor and wine bottles can be transformed into your own custom lamps to make fun and inexpensive gifts for your friends!


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You Will Need...

  • bottle
  • lamp kit ( $5 )
  • diamond drill bit ( $15 )
  • clip on lamp shade ( $3 )

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Drill a hole on the backside close to the base of the bottle with the diamond bit. Running water over the bit is recommended. Also safety equipment (eye goggles and leather gloves) is a must before attempting this craft project!

  • Step 2

    Install the lamp kit into the bottle by removing the on/off switch and splicing the cord. Reconnect the cord and assemble the switch.

  • Step 3

    Use a clip on chandelier shade that can attach to the light bulb.

  • Step 4

    The lamp shade can be painted or customized to match the bottle. Also removing the labels and filling the bottle with gems makes for a more “classy” lamp in my opinion.



  1. Comment-Anonymous Della mclamb

    Where are you getting your lamp kit for 5.00?

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  3. Suzanne R Suzi

    At Home Depot you can buy brown or white kits. The brown kits are 4.95 and the white kits are 5.95 in the lighting department.

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