Lighted Wine bottles (Tutorial)
First drill a hole in the back of bottle near the bottom
using a 3/4" diamond core bit.
We order these from Diamond drill company
They have a wesite.
Next, in order to coat the bottles so they won't peel
too easily, I spray them with several coats of polyurethae
Next, measure out about 1/4 cup of mod podge.
Next, add 2 or 3 drops of white acrylic paint and stir.
Next, take a throw away glass jar to test with
and sponge a small area. Let it dry and then decide if it
needs more drops of white paint to get the look you want.
You want a sheer look but enough white so the sring of the lights is cammoflauged
Next, Using a soft, 2" paint brush....I quickly apply a thin coat over the entire bottle and then quickly use the brush tips to pounce over the entire bottle.
Practice on an old pickle jar or something first.
I do it fast so it won't dry before I am finished.
Let them dry 24 hours and then I seal with a glossy
waterbase varnish, like ceramcoat varnish.
Let that dry 24 hours.
Next I wrap raffia around the neck of the bottle
Next tie on a few grape leaves....cut from garland.
Next I run raffia thro the loop at the top of grape
stem and tie grapes onto neck of bottle.
Next I take several strands of raffia and wrap over
stems at neck of bottle once or twice and then make a bow.
Next, take 20 clear light string and push one blb at a time into back of bottle