DIY Wine Bottle & Popsicle Sticks Table Lamp

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Making a Wine Bottle Table Lamp And A Popsicle Sticks Lampshade

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I made this lamp back in the summer and i thought that i was the only one that liked it. Turns out i was wrong! We use it in our bedroom, as a nightstand-home office lamp and when i shared it during the $100 Room Challenge last month i was impressed by the reactions. So i decided to make share with you today how we made this DIY Wine Bottle Table Lamp.

Που λέτε λοιπόν, έφτιαξα αυτή την λάμπα κάποια στιγμή μέσα στο καλοκαίρι και νόμιζα ότι άρεσε μόνο σε μένα. Αλλά από ότι φαίνεται έκανα λάθος. Την χρησιμοποιούμε στο κομοδίνο-γραφείο μας και όταν την μοιράστηκα κατά την διάρκεια της ανανέωσης δωματίου με $100 εντυπωσιάστηκα με τις αντιδράσεις. Έτσι λοιπόν αποφάσισα να να σας δείξω πως φτιάξαμε αυτή την λάμπα.

DIY Wine Bottle And Popsicle Sticks Table Lamp

Here’s what you’ll need for making your own DIY Wine Bottle Lamp:

  • wine bottle, obviously right? For making the lamp and the wine bottle vase, i have used the bottles from a greek rose wine. It’s a 500ml bottle. I am sure you can all find a similar bottle.
  • paint. I already had water based primer. If you decide to use spray paint, i think it would be best to apply a coat of primer first. The spray paint will adhere better that way.
  • a glass drill. Our Dremel 4000 and the multipurpose cutting bit that came with it worked great.
  • a small cardboard box, around 15x15x15 cm (6x6x6 inches)
  • 15cm (6inches) popsicle sticks. I used the leftovers from the planter box i have made, but they do not cost much.
  • the plastic case from a PC cooling fan, similar to this one. I used this for securing the box on the lamp. It was a perfect fit. My husband is an IT, so we had a couple of them in the house.
  • Cord set and suitable light bulb. We had dismantled an old Ikea Hemma table lamp a few years ago and have kept and now used that cord set. (We rarely throw away stuff like that).
  • Oh yes, and white glue.

  Let’s begin.

  • Drill a small hole on the bottle for the cord. We kept the bottle cap and made a hole on that too for securing the light bulb base.
  • Paint your bottle and box. I painted the box inside and out. When these 2 are ready it’s time for the technical stuff. Get your husband or anyone who knows about cords and stuff to remove the on\off switch and pass the cord through the bottle. And put them back together. OR you can make a bigger hole on the bottle so that the on\off switch can pass through.
  • Now comes the easy part. Glue the PC fan base in the box and your shade is ready. Glue these popsicle sticks and place the shade on the bottle! If you are using an old lamp shade, just attach it to the bulb base on the cord set, after you have glued the popsicle sticks.

Making a Wine Bottle Table Lamp And A Popsicle Sticks Lampshade


We used what we had. You could use an old lamp shade and revamp it or buy a new cheap one, to make your own popsicle sticks lamp shade. With or without the wine bottle!


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  • Reply
    February 13, 2017 at 01:36

    I am in love with this idea! I need to start keeping my wine bottles!! Pinned.

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      February 13, 2017 at 22:05

      Thank you Alexandra. I hope you make your own beautiful lamp!

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    February 10, 2017 at 12:31

    Zografia, this wine bottle lamp is pretty amazing!! It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing how you made this! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

    • Reply
      February 10, 2017 at 22:16

      Hi Keri. Thank you, almost any lampshade could become a popsicle sticks one!

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    February 9, 2017 at 23:05

    Oh my, I almost missed this one from you, fantastic! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday and hope all is well!

    • Reply
      February 10, 2017 at 22:17

      All is well Sara, for you too i hope. Thank you. I always enjoy Craft Schooling Sunday.

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    February 8, 2017 at 10:53

    Back in the 70’s there was a big fashion here in the UK for lamps made from wine bottles, I remember both sets of grandparents had them and remember my granddads discussing how they drilled the hole in the glass. I gather it’s all about having the right tools.
    Your lamp looks fab, who knew lolly sticks could look so classy? Thanks for stopping by and sharing at #HandmadeMonday

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      February 8, 2017 at 19:15

      Now, that mid century decorating is coming back maybe we’ll see more of these lamps, then! Thank you for the information and for hosting every Monday.

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    February 6, 2017 at 11:22

    Must admit you are very brave to drill into a bottle, I can imagine if I tried glass every where. Love the pop stick effect

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      February 7, 2017 at 20:56

      I’ll let my husband know. I had the idea, but he was the brave one!

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    Katerina Konstantinou
    February 4, 2017 at 15:11

    I am always thinking about drilling a hole in a bottle and afraid of breaking it! I definitely need a dremel!

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      February 5, 2017 at 11:09

      I was afraid it was to break, but we didn’t have any accidents. If i remember correctly, my poor husband had the Dremel in low RPM and did not apply any pressure with it on the bottle. You must a get a Dremel!

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