By using a glass drill bit, you can recycle an old wine bottle into a lamp by using a string of lights. You can even preserve the label — making it a great gift or way to preserve a memory.

You can see all the steps in the video above:

  1. Make a circle with modeling clay around the base of the glass.
  2. Put some water in the pool created by the modeling clay.
  3. With safety equipment — as shown in the video — slowly drill into the pool of water. (The water keeps the drill from getting too hot and cracking the glass).
  4. Use sandpaper to smooth the edges of the hole so you don’t cut yourself.
  5. Insert your lights and enjoy!

Pattie Reaves

I'm a new mom and renegade fitness blogger at After the Couch. I live in Brewer with my husband, Tony, our daughter Felicity, and our two pugs, Georgia...