A few years ago I stayed at a place called Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. It was beautiful! One of the things that caught my eye in the rooms were wine bottles with christmas lights! It was such a fun idea and I told myself, one day id make one.
Years later, I finally did 🙂
Heres what I used:
~ Sparking Grape
– $2-$4.00 – depending on where you buy it.
~ A stand of SHORT
– $1.00 – from the DOLLAR TREE
(walmart has some for $1.50)
I then took the bottle after it was empty (few days later) and put it in our dish washer.
The dishwasher stripped every bit of the paper residue left on after peeling the labels off… and I was left with a perfectly green and beautiful bottle. Im not sure if this is bad for dish washers? Im a new dish washer owner.. but the left over paper seemed to come off fine and I just picked up the remaining pieces on the dish washer floor.
Once your bottle is clean and ready you then…
shove the lights into the bottle, one by one. Its a bit tricky, but they will fit.
and, thats it!
I had a beautiful Christmas decoration for under $5.00
I have since made 2 of these and love them.
I will probably purchase WHITE LIGHTS as well to use year round in them.
They make a great night light as well.
Im sure any wine bottle would work as well. But sparking grape juice is cheaper 🙂 – you could even check out a thrift shop for old bottles, im sure you could find lots that way for even less.