This was an easy one.  We’ve all seen liquor bottle lamps, and they’re surprisingly easy to make.Willett Lamp Project (4)

What You’ll need:

How to do it:

  1. Start by rinsing and drying the inside of the bottle.  Just rinse it with warm water and let it dry upside down for an hour or two.
  2. Using the glass drill bit, drill a 1/4″ hole on the back of the bottle near the base.  Drilling glass can be tricky, so make sure you read up on it a bit first. You’ll thread the power cord through this hole, so consider its location before drilling.
  3. Feed the power cord through the hole from the bottom through the neck and out of the top of the bottle.
  4. Using the instructions for the lamp kit, wire the power cord to the lamp socket and leave just enough cord slack to pull the socket out of the neck about 1-2 inches.
  5. If you’re filling the bottle with sand, as I did, carefully hold the power cable in place at the base of the bottle where you drilled the hole.  Using the hot glue gun, seal the space around the cable so no sand can leak out.  Wait 5-10 minutes for the glue to dry and make sure it’s sealed.  If not, add more glue.
  6. Use a funnel, or make one from cardboard, and fill the bottle with sand until there is just enough room to push the lamp socket into the neck.
  7. Push the lamp socket into place, add the lamp shade and a light bulb, and plug it in.  Done!

Got any bourbon/whiskey related projects you care to share?  Let us know!

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