Bottle fairy lights

Are you one of those people that never want to throw a pretty bottle away, then here is a great idea for creating a beautiful decorative object to enhance your home. Once you get started you will be creating bottle after bottle with lights.

Up until a few years ago, making a bottle with lights would have meant having to cut through the glass to get let the cable run through the bottle to the top. You would then need to place a bulb fitting at the top.

Today, such projects are easy, cheap and lots of fun to create. Cabling is now a thing of the past and the lights need not only be inside but can also be glued to the outside of the bottle.

bottle with lights

Choosing the lights for your DIY project

LED lighting strips that are battery powered are great for DIY projects. They can be cut at any length and have double mounting tape which can be pasted to many surfaces. Available in a variety of colors, some LEDs also offer built-in color patterns including color fade, color strobe, color flashing and color smooth. Some can also be switched on and off with a remote controlled switch and their signal can go through a wall for a distance of up to 10 meters. Powered by batteries they can also be plugged into another power source with a USB port.

Fairy Lights or String lights are made with LED beads that are strung on wire, making them sturdy but flexible and easy to work with. These conveniently work with a small battery and will light up for up to 72 continuing hours – longer if they are used for shorter periods at a time.

Bottles that can be used

Let your imagination run wild. Wine bottles, beer bottles, expensive glass and crystal bottles, glass bowls or vases, and any other unusually shaped glass can be used for your creations. Don’t throw cork or other stoppers away as they can be used to complete the bottle with lights perfectly. The whole idea here is to recycle and create less waste while making something beautiful and useful for your home or to give as a gift.

bottle lights

How bottles with light can enhance your home?

Any well-made bottle with lights will look good during the day wherever you choose to display it but at night it will give any room a warm and romantic atmosphere. The lighting color options are so many that you can choose the perfect color to suit the theme of the room you are making it for.

More than one bottle with lights can be cleverly strung together on a wooden or steel base to create beautiful chandeliers for hanging over dining room tables. You can turn bottles with light into beautiful table lamps, bedside, and even desktop lights.

A bottle with lights can also turn bath time into a relaxing, mood creating experience that up until now most of us relied on candles for. The LED bulbs are waterproof, and unlike candles won’t go out when wet.

LED bottle lights

The pros of bottle lights

Your new bottle with lights will look good but will also offer you economy as you will need to turn fewer lights on and won’t need to buy candles. They also provide safety since there is no fear of them melting to the point where they may cause a fire or damage a carpet, rug or shelf.

So reduce your waste and make beautiful items at the same time.

Fancy Trying it Out Yourself? Have a Look at These Lighting Options

Battery powered LED fairy strip lights (12 Pack)

Bottle fairy lights

This LED string lights come with 20 small LED’s on each light and are powered by small watch type batteries, the lights will easily fit inside a glass bottle and the battery holder/switch are housed in a cork style cap.

The lights are a warm white to brighten up your chosen space, with a battery life span of around 25 hours, this light set comes with additional batteries and a small screwdriver to change the batteries when needed.

This is a great value starter set because you don’t need to drill the bottle to run a cable but being non rechargeable this might but some off.

There are plenty of happy customer reviews and they can be your for $14.99 on Amazon.


USB Rechargeable LED Bottle Light set (4 Pack) 

USB bottle lights

The kingleder wine bottle USB rechargeable LED cork lights are a step up from the previous offering a similar design with the battery holder, charger and switch in a cork style cap as before. the lights are also a warm white which is great and offering 8 – 10 hours of battery life with a charge time of about 25 minutes.

Again with this rechargeable lights there great if you don’t want the hassle of drilling glass to run a cable in to the bottle but will need removed and charged when they run out of battery.

This 4 pack of lights has over 60 great reviews with an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 on Amazon, they can be yours for $17.99 on Amazon.


USB Powered LED Multi Color String Lights

Bottle with USB Lights

My third offering is a bit different from the about option’s as these are powered by USB cable so you don’t need to worry about recharging the batteries or replacing them, but it does mean you need to make a small hole in the back of the bottle to fit the cable through, this is not as difficult as you may think, so don’t worry to much about that and let me tell you about the benefits of using USB powered over battery powered lights.

With USB powered lights you get endless amount of use as the batteries are never going to run out, there are more color option available and you get the benefits of even having a remote to control your lights.

This set comes in a 2 pack and you have a choose of light brightness, 16 colors and 4 lighting modes, if you are looking for a true fit and forget decorative lighting option this is for you.

This lighting set also has many great customer reviews and can be yours for $18.99 on Amazon.


LED Light Strip Battery Powered LED Strip Lights with Remote 

USB bottle lights

My final bottle with lights choose is this multi color, remote controlled LED strip light product, the LED’s are on a strip compared to a strip as before.

The lights once again are powered by a USB cable so a hole in the bottle  need to be made but this time the lights come with a battery pack that can be used to power the lights when a mains point for example is not available, meaning these lights can be attached to pretty much many thing you want, like a bike, a skateboard or a tent for example.

They come with a choose of 16 colors once again and 4 lighting modes, the lights can be cut to length if needed and ca. Be stuck to your item of choose if needed.

With plenty of great reviews and customer feedback these are a great choice for lighting not only bottles but anything you want to, they can be purchased on Amazon for $17.99.


I’m going to make a how to video on drilling a glass bottle but for now please have a look at this video on YouTube.

How to drill a glass bottle

If you have any questions or would like to add anything please leave a comment below.

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7 thoughts on “Bottle With Lights – Enhancing your Living Space”

  1. I am not that creative when it comes to decoration. But I learned something new today and might try it out someday.

    For now, the bottle light set would work for me. It can be a great fit for my office room. I’ve one question though, what type of battery is used in this and whether the batteries are replaceable or not?

    1. Hi there Ambuj,

      There is a small li-ion rechargeable battery in this product, you can’t replace it but you should not have it has a 5000 charge life span please learn more about it here

      Thanks for your comment Jason

  2. Hello Jason. Lovely ideas you have here. The first thing that comes into my mind is doing this for Christmas. I have many used bottles of different shapes and sizes and it will be wonderful to use them as lighting bottles. Gonna put them among the presents under the Christmas tree. I know it is too early for Christmas but this is really a great idea. I think the USB powered lights is more sensible. Will take a close look at your recommendation and thank you!

    1. Hi Sharon, Thanks for your comment, I agree with you there is a small amount of work needed but the finished product I feel is far superior.

      Thanks Jason

  3. Dear Jason,

    You have chosen a fantastic subject of bottle lights & I appreciate the way you have explained about it. You have mentioned it correctly that these bottle lights are to be used to recycle and create less waste while making something beautiful and useful for your home or to give as a gift. This is very true.

    Thanks for how to drill a glass bottle video. One question raised in my mind is that once made, how can we clean them after a period of some time? Please add your suggestions about cleaning in your next video. Thanks again for letting me know this beautiful idea to decorate my home.


  4. Hi, I read your article very carefully. This is really an unique and informative article. I learn many important tips about BOTTLE WITH LIGHTS – ENHANCING YOUR LIVING SPACE through your article. I had heard about BOTTLE WITH LIGHTS  before but did not have proper knowledge about it. I like your idea about to recycle and create less waste while making something beautiful and useful for our home or to give as a gift. You also said that A bottle with lights can also turn bath time into a relaxing, mood creating experience that up until now most of us relied on candles for. But i have a question about that What type of lighting is best for living room? Thanks for writing this article.

    1. Hi Jannatul,

      I would recommend a USB powered bottle light for a living room if you have a USB or power socket available as you can chose your favorite color and control them with a remote control, if you do not have a power source available go for the wireless rechargeable or battery powered option.

      Thanks Jason

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