Thursday, February 21, 2013

DIY Wine Bottle Photo Lamp

If there are two things in this world I love, it’s my friends and wine. Okay, maybe there are more things than that… but those are the things that inspired this latest DIY project.

What you need:
  • one printed photo 
  • spray water bottle 
  • glossy mod podge 
  • paintbrush 
  • wine bottle 
  • goo-gone 
  • battery powered LED lights 
  • yarn/fabric scraps 

To do the translucent photo transfer, start by covering the front of your photo (which has to be printed from a normal printer) with a few layers of mod podge, letting it dry in between each layer. Once the final layer has dried, spray the back with water and begin peeling off the paper very gently. Try using just your finger tips and not your nails, as the mod podge can tear pretty easily. Once you’re done, the photo should allow light to shine through.

To remove the label from your wine bottle, apply some Goo Gone around the label and let it sit for a few minutes. This should make it easier to peel off the paper, but you might need to add a little more as you go.

Once you’re done with those steps, roll up your photo transfer and put it into the wine bottle. I used some knitting needles to place the photo on the outer edge of the bottle. Then insert your strand of LED lights, keeping the battery pack on the outside. You can also add some yarn or fabric scraps to the inside of the bottle, just to help the light carry and keep the photo pinned to the edge of the bottle.

You can add a lampshade to the top of the bottle and hide the battery pack there, or just keep the wine bottle as is. Now you have a cool lamp with a personal touch. Enjoy!

*This DIY post was first shared on After Nine to Five

1 comment :

  1. this is awesome! i love it!

    greetings from a new blogger. (:


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