Living sustainably also means making sustainable things and not separating us from used objects too quickly, but giving them a second chance. Such as the case with a glass bottle that becomes a bottle lamp. And we really mean all kinds of bottles - small and big, made of beer or wine, transparent or matt, in color ...
To build a lamp from a bottle yourself may sound too complicated at first, but it is not. On the contrary. With the right tools and materials, you can conjure up an original DIY bottle lamp. It is cheap and easy. Try it yourself!
- 1 They basically need:
- 2 General work steps for the DIY bottle lamp
- 3 Conclusion:
- 3.1 Build modern table lamps yourself
- 3.2 Vintage hanging lamp made of beer bottle
- 3.3 Summer outdoor hanging lamps in glass
- 3.4 Flashlights with an elegant design
- 3.5 Effective bottle lamps without cutting
- 3.6 Retro chandelier from crystal bottles
- 3.7 Innovative lamp design made of wine bottle
- 3.8 Glass bottle hanging lamps are simply outstanding in every room
- 3.9 A wooden board or palette as well as metal chains are especially recommended
Build original bottle lamp yourself
In our picture gallery you will find plenty of inspiration and inspiration. In addition, you'll see below in the video how to cut a glass bottle properly and easily. Did you know that there are not just one, but several variants to cut a bottle out of glass. And which? Learn here.
We'll also list the materials and tools you need to build a glass bottle lamp below.
Simply cut a glass bottle - a video on it:
They basically need:
- a glass bottle cutter
- a flat-nose pliers
- ice cold water
- hot water
- waterproof sandpaper
- a diamond sanding block
- two large, unbreakable bowls
- a lamp holder with lamp cable
- a light bulb
- and of course an empty glass bottle
Find a special glass bottle cutter
General work steps for the DIY bottle lamp
First, you should precisely cut the clean, empty bottle using the glass cutter in the lower part. Then fill each of the two bowls with ice-cold and hot water and immerse the already cut bottle one by one in one and the other bowl. The large temperature difference causes in a few seconds the complete breakage of the glass and you get the desired glass part.
Cut the glass bottles first
The more precisely you cut, the more even the break becomes
The break edges should be very carefully sanded first with the sanding block and then with a piece of sandpaper, so that the bottle lamp is then injury-resistant. The actual lampshade is thus finished.
Carefully smooth the break edges
Basically, the construction of a bottle lamp is similar to the principle of the simple DIY lamp. All you have to do is thread the lamp holder through the neck of the bottle with the cable and insert a light bulb. Voilà!
In this way, you can build as many and as many different bottle lamps from glass bottles yourself. As you've already seen, it's easy and fast. An added benefit: DIY glass bottle lamps are reasonably priced and environmentally friendly. They also give you a sense of satisfaction that goes hand in hand with the original DIY look.
Original chandelier made of wine bottles
Instead of throwing away all empty wine or beer bottles in Altglascontainer, you can turn them into beautiful DIY lamps. To build such an original bottle lamp yourself is a relatively simple and fast matter. Depending on your needs and desires, you can not only make hanging lamps, but also table lamps and even entire chandeliers. Awaken your upcycling spirit and give glass bottles of all kinds a new chance to serve you faithfully and beautify your living environment.
Much craftsmanship and a good luck!
Build modern table lamps yourself
Vintage hanging lamp made of beer bottle
Summer outdoor hanging lamps in glass
Flashlights with an elegant design
Effective bottle lamps without cutting
Retro chandelier from crystal bottles
Innovative lamp design made of wine bottle
Transparent wine bottles turn into hanging lamps on the balcony
Depending on the cut you can create different lamp design
Teared glass bottles and larger bulbs for a WOW effect
If desired, you can leave the glass bottles with the original labels
Or cut the bottles in different lengths
In the bottle lamps even small lanterns fit in
Single bottle lamp with a nostalgic touch
Glass bottle hanging lamps are simply outstanding in every room
A wooden board or palette as well as metal chains are especially recommended
Rely on original upcycling ideas for bottle lamps!