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Wine Bottle Chandelier Is Colorfully Beautiful

Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!

Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!

Hi Mod Podge Rocks readers! It’s Johnnie here, from Saved By Love Creations. I asked Amy if I could crash the party to share how to upcycle wine bottles into a rainbow-themed wine bottle chandelier, so here we are!

You can make this DIY chandelier to match your home decor using your favorite Mod Podge Sheer color, or use as many as you can get your hands on, like I did.

The project involves cutting wine bottles, which is easier than you may think, so let’s get started!

Mod Podge Sheer Colors

DIY Wine Bottle Chandelier

Gather These Supplies

  • Wine bottles cut to the size you want (I have showed you how to cut them HERE: How to Cut Wine Bottles)
  • Mod Podge Sheer Colors – if these aren’t available, mix your own with Mod Podge and food coloring
  • Wax paper or non stick craft mat
  • Craft Knife
  • Pendant light kits (I used these I found on Amazon)

Start by mixing Mod Podge with food coloring until you have the color palette of your choice (depending on the number of wine bottles you have)>

Coloring the Wine Bottles

Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!

Squeeze a generous amount of Mod Podge Sheer Colors into the cut end of your bottle.

Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!

Twirl bottle to disperse color all over the inside of the bottle.

Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!

If you are having a hard time getting it to flow, you can tap the bottle against your wrist as shown.

Let the excess Mod Podge drip into back into the product bottle to save as much as possible for your next project!

I placed my bottles on my kitchen table, on a non stick craft sheet, with the ceiling fan on. Place them with the mouth down so they dry faster. This will be an overnight process.

Wiring the Lights

Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!

For this wine bottle chandelier project I used a standard E27 base pendant light kit available at almost any Wal-Mart or home improvement store.

The one I used had an in-line switch between the plug and the socket base. I didn’t have a need for the switch or the plug since I was going to be direct wiring it to an existing switched circuit.

Step 1

Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!

I cut the wire using wire cutters at the socket side of the switch. I left about two feet of wire to the socket base, but you should test and see what distance looks best in your application.

Step 2

Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!

Run the cut end up through bottle and out the neck of each of the six colored bottle shades. The sockets will fit snuggly up in the taper of the neck of the shade.

Step 3

clipping wire with wire cutters
Exposed wire with plastic coating

Bare the ends of each of the wires using your wire cutters to peel away the plastic coating (there will be 12 wires, hot and a neutral for each lamp or 18 if the kit is wired for a ground).

Step 4

I chose a room that already had a simple ceiling fixture on a wall switch. This made it easy to take down and I just used the existing junction box and cover plate from the old light to mount my wine bottle chandelier.

Step 5

With the wall switch OFF (throw the service breaker for extra safety) take down the old ceiling light and find the white (neutral), black (hot), and green (ground) wires.

Pull them down out of the box and make sure you have enough room to go back with the new wire bundle you’re going to create.

Step 6

Combine all the neutral wires from the lamp kits together into one pigtail

Combine all the neutral wires from the lamp kits together into one pigtail. DO the same for the hot and the ground if present. Use some electrical tape to help hold them together while you get ready to connect them to the junction box.

Step 7

Using an appropriately sized wire nut, connect the white pigtail of the lamp kit to the white (neutral) wire from the ceiling. DO the same with the Black (hot) and ground (green, if present).

Step 8
Carefully push the wires up into the junction box. Allow the weight of the lamps to be carried by the bundled cords over the junction box support bar.

Step 9

DIY chandelier with wine bottles

Slide the fixture cover you used from the old light up into place to cover everything.

Step 10

wine bottle chandelier

Flip the breaker and the switch on. Put bulbs in the lamps. Let there be light!!! Your DIY wine bottle chandelier can be customized with your favorite colors – or all the same color!

Use cut wine bottles and Mod Podge Sheer Colors to make this beautiful and unique wine bottle chandelier. Customize with your own colors!

Wine Bottle Chandelier

Yield: 1 chandelier
Prep Time: 1 hour
Active Time: 2 hours
Dry Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 15 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $40

Learn how to make a DIY chandelier using wine bottles! This is such a cool idea that goes with a wide variety of decor styles.

Tools

  • Craft knife
  • Paintbrush
  • Wax paper or non stick craft mat

Instructions

  1. Start by mixing Mod Podge with food coloring until you have the color palette of your choice.
  2. Squeeze a generous amount of the Mod Podge mixture into the cut end of your bottle.
  3. Twirl bottle to disperse color all over the inside of the bottle. Repeat with the remaining bottles and place so the excess can drip out. Let them dry overnight.
  4. Wire each bottle with a lighting kit according to package instructions.
  5. Combine all the neutral wires from the lamp kits together into one pigtail. DO the same for the hot and the ground if present. Use some electrical tape to help hold them all together while you get ready to connect them to the junction box.
  6. Using an appropriately sized wire nut, connect the white pigtail of the lamp kit to the white (neutral) wire from the ceiling. DO the same with the Black (hot) and ground (green, if present).
  7. Carefully push the wires up into the junction box and allow the weight of the lamps to be carried by the bundled lamp cords over the junction box support bar.
  8. Slide the fixture cover you used from the old light up into place to cover everything.
  9. Flip the breaker and the switch on. Put bulbs in the lamps.

Did You Make This Project?

Please leave a rating or share a photo on Pinterest!

Bonus Tip: Use stencils and glitter to add your favorite pattern to the glass, like I did with this Upcycled Bottle Lamp:

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Not up for electrical wiring? Use your colored bottles to create Upcycled Rainbow Lanterns:

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Thanks for having me here. I hope you are inspired! xoxo

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Eileen Hull

Thursday 17th of July 2014

What a great post! Had no idea that ModPodge came in colors! Happy Birthday Johnnie!

How are you Amy? I am headed your way in September in my camper. Want to meet up?

Amy

Friday 18th of July 2014

Hi Eileen! Doing well! I'd love to meet with you for sure - please contact me when you get here!! We can work together in my studio!! xo

Beverly Lane

Wednesday 16th of July 2014

I absolutely l.o.v.e. the wine bottle chandelier! Great tutorial and thanks for sharing it! I wasn't aware of the different colors of Mod Podge. :)

Myra Caballero

Wednesday 16th of July 2014

Oh my goodness, what fun ideas! Wine bottles are not in short supply at my house! ;) http://winterthorne.blogspot.com/