Do It Yourself: Creative use of wine bottles #3
If you have lots of old wine and beer bottles at home, don’t just throw them, there are a number of re many creative ways to reuse these. It is a simple and quick task and do not require much effort. Following is what you can do:
Your new DIY bottle chandeliers will be the centre of attention the next time you throw a party at your place.
- Wine bottles in assorted colors and heights
- Damp cloth
- Lamp sockets and wire
- Oil based colours
To make a beautiful and unique chandelier using your old bottles, simply squeeze a generous amount of your favourite oil-based colours into the end of the bottle. Shake the bottle gently to disperse the colour all over the inside before cutting through the end of the bottle as well as its neck. You are now ready to fit the sockets in the taper of the neck.
Cut the ends of the plastic-coated wires using wire cutters and run through the bottle. You should end up with 12 wires, neutral and hot for each lamp. Now switch off the lights and take the old ceiling light down and install your new chandelier. To cover everything, remember to slide the old light’s fixture into place.