How to: Christmas Wine Lamps


What you need:

Wine bottles with corks

Eye protection (i.e. goggles)

Work gloves

Power drill with drill bit for glass

Clear sealant (optional)

String of 25 – 25 white mini lights


  1. Wash the bottles inside and out with hot, soapy water. (Any glue reside from the label can be removed with a penetrating oil spray or other glue remover.)
  2. Work on a sturdy surface with the bottle held firmly in place.
  3. Wearing eye protection and work gloves, slowly and carefully drill a hole 1 to 2 inches up from the bottom of each bottle using a ½-in. drill bit designed for glass.
  4. Rinse bottle to remove any glass particles.
  5. If desired, use a clear sealant to cover any rough edges of glass.
  6. Feed the non-plug end of the mini lights into the drilled hole, leaving a length of cord extending from the opening.

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