Diwali Dhamaka - Glass Bottle Lamps

Hello Friends ,




Diwali/Deepavali  is here, The festival of lights ! Here's what we follow as traditions at home, Diwali celebrations lasts for up to five days. We decorate our homes  with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps, Bowls of water with candles and flowers floating on the surface is something my little ones loves to do along with me :)



Its the time of year when we make  special effort to clean our homes before Diwali, wear new clothes and give gifts of sweets to family members, close friends and not to forget Fireworks!!

Deepawali or Diwali is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness.  I have been busy making Cards and Gifting bags all these years so for a change thought of some decoration this time !!



Taking you along with the process of making a Glass Bottle Lamp!


Make a light decoration
The first step was to obtain some empty wine or beer bottles.  I needed to remove the labels. Soaking the bottles in hot water makes this step much easier than trying to scrape dry labels off the bottle.After all the labels were off, and the bottle no longer smelled like alcohol, I let it dry over night.

I gathered my supplies.- 

Modge Podge matte finish , 
Paper rope , 
doily tape , 
ready made fabric flower , 
Stickers
Bakers Twine & 
 a Owl charm!

The basic steps of the process involved putting a little bit of glue on the circumference of the bottle, placing paper rope over the glue, and holding that part down for some time to make sure that it set enough for me to move on to the next section.! 

You can roll up the whole bottle with twine or paper rope but The crafter in me wanted to decorate it .... so I went ahead with keeping the rope as it is with coats of Modge Podge matte finish & added doily papers , ready made fabric flower , Bakers Twine and finally a Owl charm!


Bottle decor Close ups!
With Decoration done, just throw in a strand of lights which you can easily get from any electrical equipment store. These lights are not very expensive either which adds to the fun.If you have a power drill, get a glass drill bit... I went ahead with not drilling it !! 
And then plug it to a power source. Easy and enchanting. Wasn’t it?

Hope you liked my tutorial, let me know in your comments!!
Thanks so much for Stopping by today!


Comments

  1. Wow, that looks so good and has a festive look, thanks for the share :-)

    Happy Diwali to you and your family!!!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in! Happy Diwali to you and your family!

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  2. It turned out so well. I hv seen string lights in bottles but this will look pretty during day time too.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment ! I always was tempted have the string light bottles at home now this ones our all time favourite ! Happy Diwali to you and your family!

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  3. Awesome. very detailed Tutorial

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment ! I always resist making tutorials but happy to hear its done well :)

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  4. Oh that lamp is so dreamy :) Happy Diwali to you.

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  5. Super Sharada...Good to see you back to blogging and that too with a well written pictorial. Have pinned it here:Recycling Crafts with link back to your site...am sure it will send you lots of traffic!

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    1. Thanks a lot doc ! You guys have inspired me to get this going n in my best :)

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  6. Lovely lovely idea. And something I can try out too. Got some wine bottles lying around. Thanks.

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    1. Lovely! will be awaiting to see ur creation!

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  7. Looks gorgeous... Have always wanted to try making these :)

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  8. That's a gorgeous bottle. I never thought of decorating it so it looked lovely even without the lights inside.

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    1. yes indeed i loved both the versions! thanks dear

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  9. Lovely Decoration. Paper rope on neck is giving it awesome look.

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    1. Thanks a lot dear! Thats what I couldnt resist to use!

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  10. What a gorgeous gorgeous idea. Shared it on twitter/ fb!

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  11. super idea..love the tutorial..thanks for joining us at imagination..
    hugs
    khusboo

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