DIY: Make Lampshades from Old Glass Bottles!

My brother in law presented me two cabinets which look perfect at either side of our living room couch. But as soon I placed them, I realized that there was a problem! They screamed for lamps, each of them and I was in no mood to spend 50$.Β 

A little R&D told me that I could recycle old glass bottles into lamp-shades and they look absolutely chic and stunning! Well, well, I thought why not!

I cleaned a glass bottle (obviously, as you can see, “Black Dog” whiskey), drilled a hole at its base (very, very tricky, keep a steady force of water while you are at it and wear safety gears), attached one piece of wire to a holder, took the other out through the base-hole and attached it to a plug-in. The crucial half ends here.

I have used a transparent wire, you can use any wire that goes with your glass bottle.

Next, I attached the holder on the neck by means of a strong glue that can be used in electrical purposes and fit the shade. That’s it!Β An old Whiskey bottle was radically recycled into a lampshade with cost under 8$.

The result: See for yourself!

Tip: While attaching scratch the holder from below by the help of a knife. Rough surfaces ensure better and strong hold when glued than smooth, polished ones.

Hope you’ve had a great weekend everyone!

~Roy~

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17 thoughts on “DIY: Make Lampshades from Old Glass Bottles!

    • Well, me and my love for white would be the best answer. I painted everything in a chalk white, gradually bought stuff that accentuate the theme and now, I have everything that’s crisp and white. I don’t think any other color makes me feel so happy and relaxed as white does. Too many colors and I feel choked, unless Im in morocco or Rajasthan where I’d be happy to sleep in an orange and black bedspread.

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  1. You know what, for me the best gratification happens when I see little things of my house being recycled and kept in a way, in your house that i could have never imagined. Yes, i also have a knack for white and so i think that’s in the genes. Now act quick and please make two lampshades for me and gift me!!!!

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    • And you’d like to know that it’s very tricky. Use the drill that they use to punch holes in a mirror. Normal drills wont work. An unused fish bowl sounds cool! You can make a brilliant pendant light out of it.

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  2. You are SO clever! Not mention brave! Drilling a hole in glass!!!! Your new lamp looks gorgeous. Just as long as you don’t drink the whisky and do the drilling on the same day……! πŸ™‚

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    • Do you have any idea that I missed you, madame! I was so sober when I did this, we just had to finish whatever was left in it, just for creativity’s sake, you see πŸ˜€ You wouldn’t throw away some darn good whiskey, would you?

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  3. This is a lovely table setting. Did you recover the shade on the lamp yourself, Rukmini, or did you purchase the shade ready-made?

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