Don’t throw those bottles away from last week before you see how to make a wine bottle chandelier! Re-using old items is not only responsible and good for the environment, but it also can result in some beautiful, one-of-a-kind items that everybody will talk about. Such an item is this DIY Wine Bottle Chandelier that will look stunning in a dining room or over a bar. It’s fairly easy to make if you are a little tool savvy. The trickiest part of this DIY project is finding the most suitable chandelier. Don’t hesitate to use a working old one or from one the thrift store. You have to find a chandelier that has a sturdy metal ring, that hangs from chains and that has the light bulbs inside the chandelier so they won’t be in the way of the bottles.
How to Make a Wine Bottle Chandelier
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Wine Bottle Chandelier Supplies:
A chandelier fit for the job
Empty wine bottles
Plumbing pipe clamps – same quantity and size to fit on bottles
Spray paint (optional)
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Watch the how to make a bottle chandelier video here.
- Clean the wine bottles and remove any labels. Be thorough because eventually the light will highlight any stains or residue.
- Remove the light bulbs with care (if there are any) and store them for later use if they are working.
- First you will have to find out how many bottles are going to fit around the ring. The best way to do that is to lay down the ring on the floor and arrange the bottles standing up around it. That way you will be sure that every bottle will have enough space. Position the clamps in place and mark the spots where you will need to drill using the marker. You can use spray paint to paint the clamps and screws if desired.
- Drill the holes into the marked spots and secure the bottles with screws to the ring using the clamps.
- Put in light bulbs, hang it up and enjoy!
Make a Beer Bottle Chandelier
Using the same technique, you can make a chandelier with any glass bottles, like beer bottles, soda bottles or liquor bottles. Try using some interesting colored bottles for an extraordinary result.
Alternative Idea: Make a Wine Glass Chandelier
Did you know that you can find ready-made chandeliers to hold your wine glasses? They are wonderful and double as storage for your glasses as well. And you can find bottle chandeliers without bottles, too; that way you can have your bottle chandelier much faster.
Image via: Etsy – Raiville Designs – Frosted Wine Bottle Chandelier
Other ways to make a Beer Bottle Light Fixture
There are other ways to make a wine or beer bottle light fixture out there. Some require cutting the bottom of the bottles and other are as simple as putting some battery charged led lights into the bottles and hanging them up.
Image via: Etsy – ABQ Tool – Wine Bottle Chandelier and Glass Rack
Making a Wine Bottle Chandelier might sound challenging, but with a little patience and talent, you can truly find yourself with a unique light fixture for your home. And if you don’t have tool using skills, you can always ask a friend that has… after all, these bottles have to be emptied in some way and what better way is there then to do that in good company!
Love to make lighting fixtures? This Mason Jar chandelier tutorial is for you!