Comments on: DIY: Bottles Full of Light http://www.designmom.com/2010/11/diy-bottles-full-of-light/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:28:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 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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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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