How to Make a Wine Bottle Lamp Without Drilling

Making a wine bottle lamp without drilling is easy. All that you need to do is remove the cork, fill it with glass marbles or pebbles, and then put the cork back in place. The next step requires you to drill two holes on opposite sides of the bottle.

How to Make a Wine Bottle Lamp Without Drilling

Then all you have to do is thread your cord through the holes and plug it in! You can make any design by switching up how much lighting goes into each side of the bottle. Have fun designing your own unique wine bottle lamp! Read on to know more information on how to make a wine bottle lamp without drilling.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 bottle of cheap, red wine
  • Scissors or kitchen shears
  • 20-gauge wire, cut into two 8-inch pieces
  • Needle-nosed pliers with wire cutter
  • Ruler

Step by Step Guide: How to Make a Wine Bottle Lamp Without Drilling

Step 1: Clear Space in Your Home

Remove unneeded or breakable objects from your work area. Next, clean the area and wipe it down with a damp cloth to remove dirt, dust, or debris.

Step 2: Wash Out the Wine Bottle

Pour Out All of the Wine

Pour out all of the wine. Rinse out the bottle with cold water until it runs clear so you can see inside. Fill it up with cold water and add a squirt of dish soap to remove any lipstick or residue from previous uses. Swirl the soap around the bottle, then empty and refill it three or four times until there is no trace of suds left.

Step 3: Drain the Water and Dry Off the Wine Bottle

Place a dishtowel over your work area (outdoors is ideal) or on top of newspapers on your kitchen counter or tabletop, place the wine bottle on it, mouth-side up. Wipe off any excess water with paper towels.

Step 4: Mark Off Lamp Height

Measure a mark on the bottleneck for how high you want your lamp to reach. Using a ruler, make a horizontal line with a black marker pen at that point. Then, using the ruler again, make a vertical line through your original horizontal one. This is where you’ll cut.

Step 5: Cut the Wine Bottle

Peel off any stubborn pieces of paper label

Measure and mark an inch down from the bottle’s open mouth. Cut the wine bottle at this line with your scissors or shears. Discard the top portion of the bottle, saving only the bottom portion that has now been cut.

Step 6: Remove Labels From Wine Bottle

Fill a small baking dish with warm water and soak the wine bottle until all the glue is softened. Peel off any stubborn pieces of paper label that don’t come off in the dish, then rinse the sticky adhesive off under cold running water and dry it with a disposable towel.

Step 7: Coil Wire Around Bottle

Cut two 8-inch lengths of 20-gauge wire. Take one length and coil it tightly around the wine bottle, starting at the bottom and working your way up to the top. Hold each round of wire as you wrap it so that it stays close to the bottle as you work until you reach the mark you made earlier for lamp height. Cut off excess wire with pliers.

Cut Two 8-inch Lengths of 20-gauge Wire

Step 8: Get Ready to Cork the Bottle

Tie the top of another length of wire around the neck of your wine bottle. This will serve as a hanger for your lamp, so it should be tight enough to support itself but not so tight that you can’t slip it over the lip.

Step 9: Thread Wire and Cork Lamp

Slip the grapevine wreath over the mouth of your wine bottle and slide it to rest against the top coil of wire. Thread one end of your cork, a long cord or leather strip onto the loose end of your wire for hanging. Then slide the cork into place next to the bottle’s neck.

Step 10: Hang Your New Wine Bottle Lamp

Thread the hanging wire through the top coil of wire and over your cork; then thread it back down, passing under the bottom coil. Adjust to make sure your wreath is sitting evenly on the wine bottle’s neck before tightening. Next, hang your new lamp in a window using a hook or length of picture wire that you can slip over its hanging wire.

Some Tips and Suggestions:

Use a Screw-in Hook Instead of an Electrical Cord

1. Use a screw-in hook instead of an electrical cord.

2. Part of the bottle is usually not used. However, some people will use it as part of the lamp or another project altogether to avoid waste.

3. Some bottles have a label on them that cannot be removed cleanly and properly. This label can be cut along with the bottle.

4. Brand-new bottles tend to give off a faint chemical smell which can be removed by washing or soaking in water overnight (no wine bottles).

5. Using a bottle with a thick bottom will make the lamp base sturdier and give it more weight. However, this is not always ideal for small spaces like bedside tables.

Using a Bottle With a Thick Bottom

6. Remember that warmer colors (red and orange) will cause the glass to crack faster than more excellent colors (blue and green).

7. Weather is one of the essential factors in making a lamp, along with lighting conditions inside your home. Avoid direct sunlight near lights because they can get boiling. Lamps used in kitchens should be placed several feet away from benchtops or other potentially hot surfaces.

8. You can make your lamp more attractive by adding lettering to the bottle, but you must avoid putting it too close to the base because most of the heat will be concentrated there, which could damage the surface area of the bottle.

Why Should You Make a Wine Bottle Lamp Without Drilling?

Here is the thing about wine bottle lamps that most people don’t appreciate or know. To create a lamp that does not require drilling, you can use a standard wine bottle with the top portion of the glass removed. This method requires just a few simple supplies and can be done in just minutes! Sometimes when being creative, one has to remember that the simplest ideas are often the best.

When Can You Use This Technique?

 It Takes Little Time and Requires Few Supplies.

This technique can be used any time you want to create a wine bottle lamp without drilling.  While there are different techniques for creating a wine bottle lamp without drilling, this technique is great if you are looking for something simple to do with your wine bottles. It takes little time and requires few supplies.

If you are looking for an easy way to create an excellent wine bottle lamp, then be sure to give this method a try. After all, you don’t have to drill a hole in the wine bottle for this technique, making it perfect if you are new to crafting or do not own power tools.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make a lamp out of a wine bottle?

This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on the type of lamp you are trying to make. If you are looking for a traditional lamp, then no, a wine bottle cannot be used as a lamp.

If you are looking for an eco-friendly or unique lamp, then it might be possible to make one out of a wine bottle. First, you will need to cut the top off of the wine bottle. Then, you will need to drill several holes in the top of the wine bottle so that light can come in and shine down on the bulb. You will also need to cut a hole in the bottom of the wine bottle so that water can flow into and out of the lamp.

What materials do I need to make a lamp?

To make a lamp, you will need the following materials:

  1. A light bulb
  2. Lampshade
  3. Wire hanger
  4. Hammer
  5. Nails or screws (optional)
  6. Tacks or screws (optional)
  7. Tape measure or ruler (optional)

Can you make your own lamp?

Yes, you can make your own lamp. There are a few things that you will need to get started, including a light bulb, some wire, and a lamp socket.

To make the lamp, first, connect the wire to the light bulb. Make sure that the wire is long enough so that it reaches from the light bulb to the lamp socket. Then screw the lamp socket onto the end of the wire.

Connect the Wire to the Light Bulb

What type of wood is used for lamps?

There are many types of wood that can be used for lamps. The most popular type of wood is oak because it is strong and durable. Other types of wood that can be used for lamps include pine, maple, birch, and cherry.


If you’re looking for an easy way on how to make a wine bottle lamp without drilling, this article has got you covered. You can use wire or copper pipes and some basic supplies like glue, sandpaper, scissors, and more to create your wine bottle lamps without the hassle of drilling holes in them. So though it may be tempting to buy one from store shelves, why not take advantage of our DIY project?

It will save money on labor costs and give you bragging rights over all those who think they’re smart by buying their furniture pre-made! So what do you think about making your wine bottle lamp instead of just buying one off the shelf? Let us know what’s holding you back so we can help get that obstacle out of your way.

Jennifer Branett
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