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How to Make a Charming, Boho, Wine Bottle Chandelier in 4 Easy Steps

Updated on January 28, 2016

My Wine Bottle Chandelier

All you need to make a wine bottle chandelier...

Now I am not going to be very descriptive in this hub this time. I think the best way to cater to a twitter generation is to keep it simple and to-the-point!

Here you go!

1. Wine bottles - 3

2. Beads - glass, plastic, transparent ones preferable

3. Scrap fabric - I used a left-over from a tailored tunic of mine

4. Needle and cotton thread

5. Natural jute twine

6. Glue - a strong one

7. 15 Watt CFL bulbs - 3

8. Bulb holders - 3

9. Electrical wires

10. Ceiling plate of your choice. I used a nickel-coated one

Step One - Cut the wine bottle

Now there are various methods described on Pinterest and youtube as to how you can easily cut a wine bottle. However, to keep it safe and prevent it from cracking, I went to a glass dealer in my locality and got it done by him for the bottles to look neat and professional.

However, you may also choose to do it at home by tying a string around the bottle, burning the string and dipping the bottle in ice-cold water.

Alternatively, you can also use a wine bottle cutter that is available to buy these days.

How to Cut a Wine Bottle Tutorial

This youtube clip is courtesy ...

Step 2 - Boho Decoration

I used an assortment of old plastic and glass, see-through beads and using a needle and thread, I made bead strings ranging from 4 1/2 inches long to about 6 inches long.

Next, I sewed these strings at the bottom edge of the 4 inch x 10 1/2 inch scrap fabric that I found lying in a drawer of mine and decided to make good use of.

I pasted this fabric around the bottle and wrapped the fabric part with a jute twine. I used Fevicol to wrap the jute twine.

Close-up of the Boho-looking Wine Bottle Chandelier

After wrapping the beaded cloth to the wine bottle, I wrapped the jute twine around the fabric part, of course with the help of a strong glue. This added to the boho-look of my chandelier apart from giving it a solid, finished look.
After wrapping the beaded cloth to the wine bottle, I wrapped the jute twine around the fabric part, of course with the help of a strong glue. This added to the boho-look of my chandelier apart from giving it a solid, finished look.

Step 3 - Be Mindful of What Lamps You Choose for Your Chandelier

I used 15 Watt CFL lamps because they will hardly warm up my glass bottles.

They last longer, are small in size and hence can fit neatly inside the wine bottles.

I can keep my chandelier lit the entire evening without having to worry about a fuse bulb or a bottle cracking up due to heat.

Step 4 - Fix the three bottles with the ceiling plate through holders and electrical wires..

This is How the Wine Bottle Chandelier Would Look From Below..
This is How the Wine Bottle Chandelier Would Look From Below..

Now for a pictorial, gentle reminder of the things you would need for this project:

3 Empty Wine Bottles


Old Glass and Plastic Transparent Beads

Scraps of Old Fabric


Needle and Thread ...


Jute Twine


Strong Glue..


15 Watt CFL Lamps - 3


Electrical Wires ...


Hanging Lamp Holders - Choose the one that fits your lamp ...


Nickel Ceiling Plate ...


Another Look for You All, Before I Sign Off Tonight!

Why I up-cycle...

Each one of us has his own reasons behind up-cycling. I think it is a very refreshing exercise and very, very therapeutic.

Up-cycling things into useful products have always meant value-creation for me. It is like changing an existing reality - a reality which was once a pile of junk.

Up-cycling gives a sense of self-worth and is a great source of accomplishment.

Over the years, up-cycling has kept me going through the darkest phases of my life and has helped me sail through some of the most difficult situations by lifting my spirits to the point of - "Yes, I can do it..." getting manifested thereafter to "So I can do this too!"

I will sign off tonight. I hope you will find this tutorial useful and will try it at home. It is quite a common idea - I have just given a twist to the look and that, I believe has made it a bit different.

Enjoy your February and do leave me your questions and comments!


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      Sanghita Chatterjee 2 years ago from Kolkata

      Thank you Denise!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love how your chandelier turned out - beautiful! I really like the boho look. Great job!

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The chandelier looks lovely. I like this project very much. I also like the idea of asking a professional to cut the glass!

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      Denise McGill 2 years ago from Fresno CA

      I applaud you. Reusing things and remaking them into other usable things give one a sense of having diminished the problem instead of contributing to it. I love this idea. My father was an electrical worker and plumber. He would have thought it a great idea too. Thanks for sharing.



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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hello Jaya, What a creative way to recycle wine or Champaign bottles and so pretty. Thanks for sharing this information.

      Blessings to you.

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      Anamika S 2 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      It's so beautiful! Thanks for this!

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      Donna Herron 2 years ago from USA

      Wow, your chandelier is really beautiful, and such a clever idea! I'm a little afraid of cutting wine bottles myself, but never thought to go to a glass place to have them cut. Thanks for passing on this helpful hint. You make this project seem pretty easy and the result is amazing. Pinned and thanks for sharing!