Julie here from the Crafty Beggars! I’m so excited to write my first blog post for you lovely ladies and gents in the US. I’ve decided to create a DIY Wine Bottle Lamp for you today. All you’ll need are the supplies below, a bit of time, and a crafty eye to complete this project.
1.) Buy a bottle of wine and enjoy the contents! Clear white bottles work best for the lamp, but in theory any bottle will do.
2.) Using the “White Sand” texture paste from the Art Basic Mixed Media Essentials kit, I colored it with gold Finnabair Mica powder (so it looked even more like sand) before applying it around the base of the bottle with an Art Basic texture brush.
3.) I then stuck on some very tiny beach pebbles around the very bottom of the bottle, using strong PVA glue.
4.) For the sea effect, I used Art Basics Soft Gloss gel, tinted with blue Finnabair Mica Powder, creating some “waves” with the end of the texture brush.
5.) I then glued on a cut-out of a little boy with his boat from an old postcard and added a sun charm from a broken charm bracelet.
6.) Finally, I turned my bottle into a lamp with the aid of an ingenious “bottle light” that you can find on may online retailers. It looks just like a cork when it’s inserted into the bottle top. The bulb simply twists on and off and it makes a perfect night-light.