How To: Turn a wine bottle into an oil lamp

Turn a wine bottle into an oil lamp

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Turning a wine bottle into an oil lamp couldn't be easier. If you don't have the supplies on hand, a quick trip to the hardware store is all you'll need. Learn how to turn a wine bottle into an oil lamp. If you have a bin of nuts and washers and things, you're halfway to turning a wine bottle into an oil lamp. To make this cool oil lamp wine bottle, you'll need the following:

* An empty wine bottle
* A 1 ½" or so long threaded nipple–I used one from an old lamp kit
* Two ½" to 5/8" nuts–one wide, one skinny–that will thread onto the nipple
* A 1" washer that fits onto the nipple
* Oil lamp wick
* Lamp oil

To assemble your wine bottle oil lamp:

* First thread the wider nut onto the nipple about 1/3 to ½ way down, slip on the washer and then thread on the skinny nut.
* Slide a lamp wick through the nipple and set aside.
* Fill the wine bottle 3/4 way full with tap water.
* Fill the bottle the rest of the way with lamp oil.
* Thread the wick through the neck of the bottle, and rest the washer on the bottle's opening.
* And you're done!

Wait a few minutes for the wick to soak up the lamp oil before you light your lamp. Also, make sure your wick is VERY short; otherwise, the flame will be VERY high. Your lighted wine bottle lamp will burn for 3 to 4 hours before you'll need to raise the wick. And, of course, DO NOT leave your burning lamp unattended.

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