Bottle lights are becoming increasingly popular, and more businesses are selling kits and tools to help you make your own. Cork lights are fantastic not only because they can brighten up any occasion and make people smile, but also because they are extremely simple to make and can be done by anyone. Hang them from the ceiling or scatter them about the room; either way, the bottle lights with cork will illuminate and enliven the space. Take a look at these steps for help getting started.
Start by cleaning the bottles with water, dish soap and a green scrubber. Cleaning the bottle in this way gets rid of any annoying labels or grime that may have accumulated there. The next step is to collect all of the supplies you’ll need. Having some spare cork on hand in case of mishaps or for making additional lights is a good idea. Super led lights, silicone sealant, and a drill are also required. Cut the strips of cork about 1 inch wide and 6 inches long. Liberally coat the bottom edge of each strip with silicone sealant where it contacts the bottle neck. Place the strip across the mouth of your bottle so that when you place it on top, it will be flush with both sides and not protruding past either side. Carefully secure the strip by pressing down on it. Make four vertical holes in the top of the bottle’s cork, allowing the liquid inside to drain. To ensure that your wiring and switch have adequate space, one hole should be placed directly across from another hole.
The goal is to make just enough space for the wire from the LED strip to fit into the opening without falling out. Once you’ve made a hole large enough for the wire, poke one end of the wire into the hole until about an inch remains on either side of the bottle. Then, using electrical tape, seal the opening tightly and ensure the wire is secure. Next, take another piece of electrical tape and wrap it around the two wires that protrude from one end. Stretch your LED strip lengthwise down the length of the cork before securing it with more pieces of tape on top of this piece of electrical tape. Finally, thread the unused end of the wire back through the bottle and tape it off. Viola: You now have a gorgeous set of cork-bottle lights that will illuminate any room in style!
A kit is the best option for novices because of its simplicity. Nonetheless, if you’re the creative type who can turn a wine bottle into a lampshade, you can choose from a wide variety of DIY options.