How to Make a Wine Bottle Hurricane Lamp

Three Parts:Preparing the bottlesCutting the bottleMaking the lantern or hurricane lamp

Got any useless empty wine bottles in your house? If so, consider recycling them into something chic and useful instead. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make your own bottle candle holder or hurricane lamp.

Part 1
Preparing the bottles

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    Collect an empty wine bottle that you consider is suitable for this project.
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    Wash and clean each bottle. Remove the label, any dirt or grime and allow the bottle to dry fully.

Part 2
Cutting the bottle

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    Snugly wrap an industrial hose clamp around the wine bottle. This will be your guidance line when scoring the bottle.
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    Start scoring using a glass cutter.
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    Heat the scored line for about 3 seconds. Light a candle or use a lighter to do this.
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    Cool the scored line with an ice cube. Rub the ice cube around the heated area. Then wait for the glass to split apart gently.
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    Use sandpaper to smooth the edges of the cut glass.

Part 3
Making the lantern or hurricane lamp

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    Place a tea light candle in position. Lower the cut wine bottle over it.
    • Position the candle in the place where you'd like it to burn. Place it on a tile, saucer or terracotta container base if you are concerned about the surface burning.
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    Enjoy the light thrown out by the bottle lamp. This looks awesome in the outdoors at night!

Things You'll Need

  • Empty bottle
  • Industrial hose clamp
  • Glass cutter
  • Candle (and lighter/matches to light it with)
  • Ice cube
  • Sandpaper
  • Tea light candles or votives
  • Ice


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Categories: Glass and Stained Glass Projects