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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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
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
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.
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