How to Make a Lighted Wine Bottle

Repurpose a special wine bottle in a creative and decorative way.

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How to Make a Lighted Wine Bottle
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Gather your supplies. It is helpful to have 2 people/2 sets of hands. Note: Your string of lights should have a plug on ONLY one end.

Gather your supplies. It is helpful to have 2 people/2 sets of hands. Note: Your string of lights should have a plug on ONLY one end.

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This drill bit is designed for use with ceramic tile and glass.

This drill bit is designed for use with ceramic tile and glass.

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Roll the towel in from both ends to make a cradle. Position the bottle on the rolled towel for stability. One person sprays water (lubrication) while the other person drills down.

Roll the towel in from both ends to make a cradle. Position the bottle on the rolled towel for stability. One person sprays water (lubrication) while the other person drills down.

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Using a drill press adds more stability to the procedure.  It keeps the drill bit from drifting off-center.

Using a drill press adds more stability to the procedure. It keeps the drill bit from drifting off-center.

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Once again, use water to lubricate the drill bit.

Once again, use water to lubricate the drill bit.

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Finished hole.

Finished hole.

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Rinse to clear any possible glass chips. Allow the bottle to dry completely before proceeding.

Rinse to clear any possible glass chips. Allow the bottle to dry completely before proceeding.

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Gently pinch the wires and feed the lights through the hole.

Gently pinch the wires and feed the lights through the hole.

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(Close-up of pinch)

(Close-up of pinch)

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It's nice to have 1 light up the neck of the bottle. Use a bent coat hanger wire to gently pull up 1 light.

It's nice to have 1 light up the neck of the bottle. Use a bent coat hanger wire to gently pull up 1 light.

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Hook the light and gently pull.

Hook the light and gently pull.

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Depending on the bottle you selected, the lights will illuminate the label.

Depending on the bottle you selected, the lights will illuminate the label.

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Ta-da!

Ta-da!

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A bottle could be a souvenir from a special occasion, a really good wine, or just a pretty label. (You may even consider visiting your local glass recycling center or your grocery wine distributor.)

A bottle could be a souvenir from a special occasion, a really good wine, or just a pretty label. (You may even consider visiting your local glass recycling center or your grocery wine distributor.)

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