Comments on: DIY: Bottles Full of Light http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:12:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-2206462 Stephanie Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:37:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-2206462 I used to use nail polish remover. Works on sharpies too, but only on non porous surfaces.

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By: Michelle Denise http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-1899821 Michelle Denise Sat, 04 Oct 2014 15:55:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-1899821 I love how you did your project with the help of your children! :)) thank you for fun idea of cider jar! Blessings, M

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By: Vicki http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-1544459 Vicki Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:56:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-1544459 We drilled holes on the bottom of about 125 wine bottles. We clamped the bottle to a post on the deck so it was held securely. Wear gloves, there will be breakage, wear eye protection and a mask, the “sand” is glass as we all know, start with a small drill bit and drill a pilot hole, then a larger bit as needed to get the desired size you need. Pour water on the bit as you drill, it’s not so much for cooling the bit as for lubrication so it drills smooth. Use a steady hand and you’ve got it. Enjoy!!!

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By: Mobe http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-959785 Mobe Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:39:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-959785 Some of the readers are both right and wrong at the same time. The dust is sand, but it is silica sand, a product that is hazardous to the lungs. One commented that it causes silicosis in the lungs, and this is correct. Another said to run a small stream of water while drilling. This serves three purposes. One- no dust, two- cooler grinding, and three- the drill bit will last much, much, longer. this is why a rock cutter/polisher uses a coolant while grinding/cutting stones. Glass is a man made stone, made by melting silica into a solid item.

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By: cheryl http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-947387 cheryl Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:23:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-947387 you mentioned that a lot of people told you to do it differently. Was the drill bit not the right size? I’d like to try this myself and I would like to know before I purchase everything. THANK-YOU!!!

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By: christa http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-932223 christa Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:37:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-932223 Okay I LOVE this!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this look! Turned out absolutely Gorgeous! So my niece is getting married in August and it’s a country wedding where we are using mason jars….I’m thinking how gorgeous would this be with some of those jars….adding ambiance is so important! Thanks for the tutorial!

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By: Nancy Stephens-King http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-927140 Nancy Stephens-King Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:20:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-927140 You can also buy a string of lights that are battery operated; that allows you to put your lighted jar anywhere without dangling strings. :)

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By: Karencita http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-914543 Karencita Wed, 14 May 2014 02:54:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-914543 Weren’t you at all afraid that the glass would burst, break into a 1,000 pieces, or shatter? I love what you did, but I guess I’m not so brave. LOL

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By: Nick http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-895058 Nick Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:53:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-895058 The method of drilling the hole may vary but the real fun is in the decorating. Letting the kids vote I’m sure only added to their sense of involvement. These will make great keepsake pieces.

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By: Natalie http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-882324 Natalie Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:36:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-882324 I also think your teacher doesn’t know what he is talking about. Think about it…when a mirror breaks…all those tiny pieces are still reflective.

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By: creditcards.com http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-876592 creditcards.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:40:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-876592 This info is the cat’s pajamas!

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By: Mrs. P.T. http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-852651 Mrs. P.T. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:58:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-852651 What a lovely idea – what a total fuss about safety – we get the message! Puts you off sharing your lovely ideas.

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By: Sandy http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-845291 Sandy Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:31:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-845291 Next time try putting painters tape on the area you want to dril, less mess.

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By: Suzyn http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-843939 Suzyn Sun, 09 Feb 2014 15:47:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-843939 Why does this have to be the ONLY rebillae source? Oh well, gj!

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By: Gala Diggs http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-839037 Gala Diggs Mon, 03 Feb 2014 09:11:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-839037 Goo Gone is excellent for getting sny kind of stickers or paper off most everything

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By: Carol http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-837723 Carol Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:53:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-837723 drilling holes in glass to incorporate lights

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By: Leean http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-834395 Leean Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:41:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-834395 Hi saw the posting and like that i can use my dremel to drill with. I have taken some dried potpourri put in a mason jar added a string of lights (plug in kind but u can also use the battery kind) then sprayed it all with esstential oil scent.makes a great nite lite in the bathroom or to have on when guest comes over. folks always say how nice it smells. the heat from the lights will cause the oils to warm up and smell nice. we have left it on all nite and nothing has happened. the type of string used was the mini kind u get at dollar tree during the holidays but u can find them year round at crafting stores or on line. off to do more research and crafting . happy crafting y’all

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By: cníchi http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-834109 cníchi Sun, 19 Jan 2014 10:05:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-834109 Lovely stuff. Use battery operated lights instead, no need for drilling then.

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By: Lew http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-829833 Lew Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:16:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-829833 That’s exactly what we did, with the added step of putting an aluminum foil ‘rope’ molded around the bottom of the bottle to hold it in place. Ground glass was all contained by the water, no problems, hole drilled in under two minutes.
It’s a Penderyn whisky bottle, with a ragged golden lightning bottle screened on the side already (we have a Welsh corgi named Penderyn). Going to look cool when we get the lights and some glass beads in there.

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By: Nick http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-828886 Nick Sun, 12 Jan 2014 07:25:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-828886 If you pick up some solar powered LED fairy lights and seal the bottle up with a cork and wax? A blob of silicon around the power cord. Pop it in anywhere in the garden and it will be weather tight!

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