I found this project Online and loved the idea; especially for the outside when candles always blowout. It is great for inside too; I made a set for inside and out. I also embellished on the original design by placing them on different trays and enhancing them with colored glass stones. You could use so many different kinds of decor pieces to personalize your wine bottle lanterns. If you have a beach theme you could use shells and stones instead of the glass. Natural stones, pods and small natural balls, glass gems and rhinestones would be pretty too. You also can personalize it to your decor by choosing different plates; you could go simple with a nice classic mirror plate, simple china plate, any decorative tray you have, and there are always fun candle trays in any home decor store and craft store. You do not have to spend a lot, use stuff you have around the house or find new stuff at craft stores on sale for next to nothing. You can actually make a full set of 3 for less than $10 and free if you have the decor pieces on hand. There are set up expenses for the glass cutter, about $8, Goo Gone $4 or less, sanding block $3 but you can use a nail file, the rest you should have around the house. Have fun, it takes a few tries so have extra wine bottles for practice; I know it is a burden to have to drink the extra wine, but that is the price you have to pay for creative home decor. Don’t be surprised if you have friends that want a set once they see yours. I know, you have to drink more wine 😉
Check out the photos below to see how to make a set for yourself. If you have any questions please let me know; I will be happy to help you create your own wine bottle lantern.