It may not surprise you to learn we have an abundance of empty wine bottles. Tons of them. We decided to get crafty and repurpose them, hence the creation of a RELAX light. In less than an hour we gained a new art piece for the office and saved another bottle from the landfill.
How to make your RELAX Light
Bottle of RELAX® Riesling
1/2″ glass/ceramic tile drill bit (available at any hardware store)
Christmas lights (either colored or white – it’s your project! But keep in mind they need to have a plug on one end, not both)
Leather work gloves
Drink a bottle of RELAX Riesling. Rinse out and save the bottle and screw cap. (Feel free to repeat this step, but for this project you only need the one bottle.)
Put on your gloves and safety glasses. Hold your bottle still with one hand and begin to drill a hole in the lower middle of the label on the back of the bottle, as seen in the photo. This will take between 15 and 30 minutes. Do not push the drill, as that could cause the bottle to break. Just let the weight of the drill do the work.
Once you are through the glass, take a piece of fine sandpaper and lightly go around the hole to smooth down the sharp glass edges.
Clean up your mess! Remember that powder is actually glass shards so be careful. Rinse out your bottle and place it upside down to dry.
Place your Christmas lights in through the hole. This part may be the most time consuming part of the whole project because the lights may get stuck at the bottom of the bottle. We found it helpful to hold the bottle upside down and let gravity assist you while feeding the strand through.
Plug it in.
Proceed to brag to your friends when they ask where you got that cool wine bottle light.
This project was inspired by Wit and Whistle. Thanks for the great idea!
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