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Wine Bottle Chandelier

Crafting Time:
  • Over 5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Glass Cutting Kit (refer to package for required extra supplies)
  • 10 wine bottles
  • 1 spool jute twine
  • 1 spool clear elastic cord
  • 10 battery-operated twist lights
  • Wood discs: medium & large sizes
  • Metal wheel frame
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

1. Review the directions provided with the glass cutting kit before use. Cut the bottoms off of 10 bottles.
2. Thread a medium wood disc onto the jute twine and thread the end down through the neck of a bottle. Thread on a larger wood disc then tie the end in a knot to secure.
3. Cut a piece of elastic 7” long. Thread one end of elastic through the hanging loop on the twist light. Pull the ends of the elastic together and tie them in a knot around the end of the jute twine knot. Pull up the top end of jute twine to pull the wood disc into the neck of the bottle.
4. Add a dab of glue around the inside mouth of the bottle to adhere the wood disc in place and prevent it from shifting. Tie a knot in the jute to tightly hold the bottom disc and hanging light.
5. Decide how far the bottle will hang from the top of wheel and cut the twine length from spool. Make sure to leave some excess jute twine to wrap around the frame to secure in place.
6. Repeat steps 2-5 for all 10 bottles, vary the length of the jute in step 5 so that the bottles hang at various heights.
7. The best way to determine the desired hanging length of the bottles is to have someone hold the wheel or to prop the sides of the wheel between two chairs to attach the bottles in the middle and see how far down they hang. Attach bottles by tying a knot around spokes on the wheel. Make sure to balance out the wheel by evenly attaching bottles around the wheel. Add a dab of glue to each knot to secure and prevent sliding. Wrap the end around the spoke a few times on either side of the knot, secure the end with glue and cut off any excess.
8. Determine the desired distance the chandelier will hang from the ceiling. Cut a piece of jute twine twice as long as the distance, plus an extra 10 inches. Cut 3 pieces total. Fold the 3 pieces of jute in half and tie them at the fold to create a loop. The loop will be used to hang the chandelier from the ceiling.
9. Take the two ends of each of the three jute pieces and tie them in a knot around the outer edge of the wheel where it meets a spoke leaving 3” tails. Make sure the 3 points chosen for attaching the jute are evenly spaced and the lengths are the same so the chandelier hangs level. Add a dab of glue to secure the knot. Wrap the 3” tails around the outer wheel edge on either side of the knot and secure in place with glue.

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