Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Romantic Lighting.....

in a wine bottle! I have been seeing these for a couple of years now and am just now getting around to making myself one! The PROPER way would be to use a drill bit that is made for cutting glass and make a hole in the back side of the bottle then threading in a short strand of white lights. Since we do not have the proper drill bit and I decided I wanted my lights NOW....I simply dropped them down the open bottle neck and then covered the cord with raffia and grape clusters- sticking a few fall leaves in the hole when I was done and popping the screw lid on top! WELLA!! I have my wine bottle of lights!
This is a good way to use a 'collectible' bottle. I saved this particular one from our whirlwind trip to Alabama early this summer when we retrieved Amber's cats. After a long day on the road, Louis Dean bought this bottle of wine and some cold sandwiches for our supper that evening. We both thought the wine was good and the bottle pretty...so I saved it!

I am in a purging mode- believe it or not- but sometimes I want to add a new look to a familiar grouping. This is sitting on my kitchen counter and gives the area a soft glow on this September afternoon. Since nothings is glued down.....I am thinking I could change it out for the seasons. "Oh, GOOD!" Louis Dean says! "MORE debris!!"  But I think he really likes it!

7 comments:

Luann said...

I use to have one of the clear pumpkins. I made mine with poporrie and lights and had it in the bathroom. I loved it..guess i need to make another now that I think of it LOL yours is pretty

Marie LeJeune said...

What a neat idea. Romantic lighting with a great memory to look back on.

Linda said...

This is gorgeous. I haven't seen these in Scotland - either that or I'm not frequenting posh enough places.

Texas Tales said...

Love it!! Mitzi and I JUST saw tons of those at a craft fair in Katy last weekend. Yours is much more budget friendly!!

Gale said...

I love the artwork on that bottle, with the fox in the trees!

Dawn said...

I love how LD calls your treasures debris!

Mummers said...

Very cool Mom! I love it - let's make some more together! I will bring the drill bit and see if we can do it.