Background - How To Preserve a Memory Involving Wine
This is a bottle that I almost threw away when I found it in the attic but then I went to a craft fair last year and saw bottles like these just flying off the shelves. People were paying $30 for random bottles of wine decorated in this way. I also thought they were pretty, but the bottles had no personal meaning so I came home and gave this old bottle new life for Christmas. This idea keeps the bottle in the attic or basement most of the year, but then brings back the memories when it’s brought out to help light things up at Christmas. I used red lights in the clear bottle.
The proper way to make these bottles involves cutting a hole in the bottle with a diamond blade drill tip. I read about this and it sounds a little tricky drilling a round, potentially sharp object… plus my husband doesn’t have such a tool. So, since this website is all about using what you have, I decided to show you the way I made these bottles. They’re much easier to make but not quite as professional, but if you plug them in front of an outlet they look really nice at night.
Make a Keepsake Wine Bottle
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