Comments on: DIY: Bottles Full of Light http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 08 Feb 2016 02:21:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Deanes http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-7409656 Deanes Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:57:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7409656 A really easy way is to put water in the jar and heat it in the microwave. The heat softens the glue and the label peels rift off hot water and a brush cleans up the rest of the glue.

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By: Carol http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-7406731 Carol Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:40:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7406731 You can add baking soda to the oil to give it some scrubbing power

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By: Marilyn http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-7402092 Marilyn Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:01:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7402092 Put lighter fluid on any sticker/label and lat it set for a few seconds. The label will practically fall off but if it doesn’t, curl up one corner of the label and slowly pour the fluid on that area and it comes right up….continue doing that as you peel it off. As the label gets wetter, you won’t need more lighter fluid. So simple, I promise you. Of course, if you are going to use anything flammable on the area, wash it first.

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By: Kathy Smith http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-7391122 Kathy Smith Thu, 17 Dec 2015 04:06:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7391122 leather glove if the bottle breaks you have a better chance of not getting hurt with the leather ones rubber will cut very easy.

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By: Kathy Smith http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-7391119 Kathy Smith Thu, 17 Dec 2015 04:02:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7391119 Hi, Drilling a bottle the safe way
Drill press
diamond core bit what ever size hole you need
I use 5/8 for wine bottles lights
flower wire , a spray bottle with water
leather gloves eye protector and mask because of the glass dust is harmful to your lungs,
set up drill press to height you need you can put a brace in the back to get the spot you want the hole
spray the bottle
gently start lowering the handle of the drill press make sure the bottle is secured in place. gentle pressure as you hear the drill cut into the glass spray the bottle with some water, after the core bit makes the hold pass it up and down a couple of times to make sure edges are all smooth, check and make sure no spider cracks are around the hole and everything is smooth, if you have any cracks throw the bottle away and start over, I use flower wire to hold my lights up to the top that they are not all at the bottom I then recork the bottle the heat excape is the hole you put in the bottle. that is why you have to make sure no cracks are in the bottle. the bottle will break with the heat build up
safe cutting, gloves Leather are good eye wear and nose and mouth covered
I have seen so many people in the hospital ER because they did not put safety first.
Enjoy creating your crafts be safe

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By: Vic http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-7382354 Vic Tue, 08 Dec 2015 06:21:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7382354 Peggy: if you have old mirrors & the mirror itself is shabby try turning it into Mercury Glass. If you Google DIY Mercury Glass & there are some super easy DIYs online. I saw a DIY on an Anthopoghie Inspired Mirror where it had the mercury glass look but some spots on the mirror there was floral fabric showing thru. I also saw some awesome ways to embellish mirrors cheap! Silk flowers take off stem and dip in plaster or spray paint attach w hot glue gun (Metallic colors look good w the mercury glass look). Good luck !

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By: Dennis http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-7366887 Dennis Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:49:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7366887 I’m a retired Industrial Arts teacher and the right coolant for drilling glass is kerosene. The best way is to make a small one inch ring around the spot to be drilled with PVC (they sell small tubes at a hardware store for plumbing, etc.) let it dry overnight and fill it with a little kerosene. On a drill press, the drill will go right through in no time. I never tried using a drill motor. ANY heat will crack the glass. Wear safety glasses.

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By: Kristi http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-7349961 Kristi Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:22:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7349961 I’ve made some lighted wine bottles, my only concern is how hot the bottles get with the 50 ct. lights. The bottle was very hot to the touch. Any ideas of using lights that don’t get so hot?

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By: Pam http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-7253868 Pam Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:16:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7253868 I drilled holes in wine bottles. , you need a diamond drill bit. I out my bottles in a metal cake pan ( oblong)
And used a old rag or hand towel to keep it from sliding around d. I kept a bottle of water and used water to cool the bottle and bit. Just go back and forth with drilling and water. I also used sandpaper to smooth out the edges of the hole so it would t be so sharp. You can still get cut on the sharp edge

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By: Matt http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-7243627 Matt Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:11:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7243627 Super interesting and creative idea! Was especially curious about making a whole into a jar! Thanks, got some ideas here! ;)

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By: sandy http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-7243450 sandy Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:44:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7243450 I use modeling clay and make a rope circle which I apply around the area for the hole. Then I smash it around to adhere to the bottle. Next pour water inside the circle. Put on a mask and safety glasses. Use a cordless drill with a diamond tip bit, and drill on slow speed. Refill the ring with water as needed.
WORKS EVERY TIME.

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By: Vic http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-7111225 Vic Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:34:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7111225 You mention using water to cool the glass and drilling how is the done

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By: Barbara http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-1/#comment-7088863 Barbara Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:16:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-7088863 Good advice Fran and Nicole. Sarah Walton is not wrong either.

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By: Rick http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-6776726 Rick Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:11:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6776726 Walmart has the same lights in season or online for $4

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By: Rick http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-6776714 Rick Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:07:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6776714 1/2 ” diamond bit under water is the best way .Don’t push too hard ,or move side to side ,a straight steady cut will give you the best results :) Glasses please okay .I posted below the blocks used for building .Like bathroom windows ,or entry ways make an awesome place they can be seen both inside and out .A wire coat hanger straightened out make a good tool for placing the lights just so :)

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By: Rick http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-6776682 Rick Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:02:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6776682 Amen . Mrs Ferris, well said .Safety first always !!!

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By: Rick http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/comment-page-3/#comment-6776668 Rick Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:59:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=7871#comment-6776668 The mask & water are a very good idea the last thing you need in your lungs is glass !! You know the thick glass building block ,used for bathroom windows and entry ways ? They are absolutely a wonderful design change for any house seen from inside and out .I actually drove over a block with the lights in it already .On a dirt road in Mexico ,when I lived there .Not my idea but pretty cool huh ?

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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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