Comments on: DIY: Bottles Full of Light http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:49:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Susan Hamilton http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-6712414 Susan Hamilton Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:46:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6712414 If the strand does not light, just cut the cord and remove the lights from the top of the bottle, not the hole you inserted them through.

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By: Susan Hamilton http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-6712404 Susan Hamilton Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:43:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6712404 I agree !! Masking tape helps prevent breakage as well. !!

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By: Susan Hamilton http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-6712398 Susan Hamilton Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:41:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6712398 I wash the bottles with soap and hot water to remove all the residue left in the wine bottles. Then I rinse the bottles with hot water to remove all soap. I then pour in about 3 tsp. of rubbing alcohol to complete the cleaning of the inside of the wine bottle and shake vigorously. After the hole is drilled, I rinse the bottle again with just hot water and then with the rubbing alcohol. The alcohol allows the bottle to dry without any spots lingering. Allow the bottle to completely dry, standing upside down away from heat or cold. “No sweat ” !!

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By: Pamela Perry http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-6708387 Pamela Perry Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6708387 You won’t find my glass lights on the website right now. But I wanted to say that I have 2 drill presses. I use water on the glass piece and don’t let it get dry. I continuously pour a bit of water over the area I’m drilling and keep a bowl under it to catch the excess water. You can also use a spray bottle and you will have less water spillage. I don’t recommend drilling it dry..your glass will break, the bits of glass dust will go flying and you won’t get a clean cut if it manages not to break. Wear protective eye wear for sure.

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By: Veeda http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-6325531 Veeda Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:54:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6325531 you can use the end to end lights. You just get your electrically proficient hubby (or friend) to cut off the plug receptor end and wrap them up. I also do the lights in glass using glass blocks and putting a pretty ribbon on it to match whatever decor it’s going to be displayed in.

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By: Lana http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-6214881 Lana Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:22:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6214881 How did you cut the bottom of this wine bottles, did you use a saw?
I assume it was not cut from the top?
Thanks!

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By: martie http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-6073703 martie Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:28:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6073703 the best way to drill a hole in bottles are: use a 1/2″ glass diamond drill bit(shaped like a tube) and buy plumbers putty (home depot, lowes) make a small donut shape from putty, apply to the area that you need to drill a hole, then fill it with water. should’t be much, so while you are drilling, the bottle and the bit are staying cool to prevent glass cracks and over-heated drill bits.

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By: Cora http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-5803685 Cora Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:52:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-5803685 If you love these apple juice glass jars, Trader Joes has even better in a balsamic vinaigrette and I bought just because of the bottle:) and even better it’s less than $4!! Uhmmm….say what?!?!

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By: John Whittamore http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-5637604 John Whittamore Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:41:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-5637604 Here is an idea that may decrease your grief of looking for cords without plugs at end. Attach the other end to the lid using a variety of methods. You can use longer sets (LED cool lights work best for this. Not as bright. Twinkle lights work well to.) ans can go all the way up the bottles.

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By: Mrs Ferris http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-5255131 Mrs Ferris Sat, 27 Dec 2014 21:56:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-5255131 I am very concerned with the lack of safety in this tutorial. The “dust” is not sand (1. sand is crystaline quartz…not glass 2. sand is usually eroded, such that it is not harmful to touch). It is microscopic shards of glass that can be extremely hazardous! This tells me that the author has no clue what she is doing. She is lucky that she didn’t hurt herself or anyone else. Please, always use safety goggle (not safety glasses) and a face shield for protection. Rubber lab gloves and an old shirt as well!

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By: Beth http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-3711606 Beth Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:02:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-3711606 I wonder what it would look like if tinsel was put in first. May give it more sparkle. And face it, there can never be too much sparkle everyday of the year. Loved it and I am going to try drilling the hole. I have several wine bottle left from the wedding of a loved one. They are green, so, I sprayed them white and then sprayed on adhesive and roll them in Epsom Salt. Makes it look like it it covered in snow. I love the idea of adding lights. I think it will make a wonderful Christmas present to the couple.

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By: K http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-3370118 K Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:13:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-3370118 http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=3903

So those that seem to think that mirrors are simply painted, a mirror is a complex refraction technique, that is designed to make the best image as a solid piece. If you take away some of the ability to reflect and refract light, the mirror becomes less useful.

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By: Paula http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-2858550 Paula Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:08:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-2858550 Linda did you go to CMU?

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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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