My mom makes adorable lighted wine bottles for her friends. Since I don’t drink wine, I wanted something a little different. My basement is done in a Coca-Cola theme, so last weekend, my mom and I made this fun bottle.
- Coke Bottle- mine is actually a glass bank, about 2-3 times the size of an actual Coca-Cola bottle
- Various Ribbon and Raffia
- Glass Gems in 2 lb. bags- I used 2 bags. They look like smooshed marbles.
- Mini Lights- string of 20, clear
- Various Beads, Charms, and Decorations
- Ornament for the top
- Glue Gun (not shown)
You may need basic tools, such as pliers, to bend the wire.
The first step was done for us by my brother-in-law. He has a special drill bit to create a nice hole in glass. I know there are places that will do this for you as well. If you would like more information, I can ask him about the type of tool he uses.
Cut a piece of wire the length of the bottle to pull the lights through. Wrap the end around the first light.
Pull the lights through the top from the hole in the bottom back side of the bottle. Continue to push the remaining lights through the hole until they are all inside the bottle.
Fill the bottle with the glass gems. They fit nicely around the lights.
One of the decorations we used was a Coca-Cola drawer knob. My mom twisted a wire to hang from ribbon on the side. I used a glue gun to attach the wire inside the knob’s hole.
We tied ribbon and raffia around the neck of the bottle. Next, we hung the drawer knob on the left and a string of red heart glass beads on the right, attaching everything to the ribbon. In the middle, my mom added 2 coke bottle top charms and her signature “made with love” charm.
The final step was to glue the ornament to the top. Again, my bottle was actually a bank, so there was a slit in the top to insert money.
Here is the final product:
I absolutely love how it turned out! I apologize for not taking more detailed pictures of each step. My mom kept mumbling that I was destroying her creative process, so I had to take it easy with my camera in her space…