How to Make a Marble Glow Night Light

Light up the night with this unique and intriguing night light created using glass marbles and Christmas lights. It’s easy to make and fun to display. You will need to use a glasscutter for this project so make sure you stay safe.

Steps

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    Remove label from wine bottle and clean well. You may need to give it a good scrubbing if the label leaves debris behind.
    • Make sure you allow ample dry time for the wine bottle before proceeding to the next steps.
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    Drill hole on the lower side of the bottle. You will want to drill a hole large enough to string lights through. Don’t forget the protective gear before drilling/cutting the hole.
    • The hole will be located on the backside of the bottle so take that into consideration before making the cut.
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    Add marbles. You can either apply glue directly to the bottle or add marbles or to the marbles and place on the glass.
    • Pack the marbles tightly on the bottle so you can barely see the glass bottle.
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    • Allow marbles to dry before moving to the next step.
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    String lights through the bottom of the bottle. Holding the first light, begin to thread the lights through the drilled hole toward the bottom and fill the bottle with lights.
    • Continue stringing lights until the bottle is filled. The plug should still be outside the bottle.
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    Plug in the lights and illuminate the bottle.

Things You’ll Need

  • Empty wine bottle
  • Glass marbles
  • Industrial strength glue
  • Christmas lights
  • Glasscutter
  • Protective eyewear
  • Work gloves

Tips

  • Use an extension cord if necessary.
  • Depending on the size of your light string, you may want to use multiple strands.

Article Info

Categories: Glass and Stained Glass Projects