Saturday, February 14, 2009

PARTAY ...or er Party... Perfume Labe Bottle Light

Valentines Blog Party
...and have I got a romantic giveaway!

...and the winner is....Altered Route
 This is one of my perfume bottle night lights. There is even a switch on the cord that turns It off and on.
To make one yourself. First you will need to print your label. I have many to choose from in my little etsy store. I feel they look much more authentic printed on brochure paper and edged with a gold paint pen.
This is a take off the popular wine bottle mood lights. I thought it was much more appropriate for a bedroom or bath. First you need to drill a hole in the back side of the bottle for your lights to go though. I used a dremel with a diamond bit. It takes some time and especially with this bottle as the glass at the base was almost ½ inch think : /
Once you have the hole though you can grind in a circular motion to make it as big as you like. Because of the time involved in making a hole large enough for a night light I opted for a 20 strand mini light set. I was able to get these even off season in the floral department of my local craft store.

Once you have your hole drilled clean the bottle well and drizzle alcohol inks in the color of choice. I kinda moved it around with my fingers until I got a marbled pattern. Once that is dry seal it with Matt finish clear acrylic spray. Let dry.

Once you have your label printed glue it to the bottle.  You can use either a xyron, mounting adhesive or craft spray glue because when the light comes on you don’t want glue streaks to show. Then just poke your lights through the hole.
For the topper, I used some stiff craft wire and secure it to a chandelier crystal leaving about 1 ½ inches of wire. Twist this into a corkscrew shape. Glue a washer to the top of the bottle cork and screw the crystal in place. Cover the rest of the cork with silver metal tape. You can stop there but I wound some more of the craft wire around a pencil to form a spring. Then I flattened out the rings like a petal, bent the ends of the petals down and wrapped around the base of the crystal.


Ann G. said...

Wow these look great all lit up, what a wonderful idea. Happy Valentines Day

Pixie said...

Hi Inka...Happy Valentine's Day! I LOVE this little are such a clever gal! thanks for offering it.

flatwoodsfolkart said...

This night light is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the images too!

Happy Valentine's Day!



Cynthia (Cindy) Powell said...

Love the vintage heart label, what a perfect image for Valentine's. Your night light is perfect and inspiring!

Dragonlady said...

I love the nightlight....I love the things you come up with, you are so very talented..I would love to enter for a chance to win...and thanks for the free label..

TattingChic said...

P.S. I see you have to leave an email address or you will be disqualified...I don't want to be disqualified, but I don't leave contact info on comments. If I were lucky enough to win you could comment on my blog and I'll be happy to give you an email address then...don't count me twice, here, I'm not trying to be "comment hog" I just don't want to be disqualified, LOL! This is so pretty.

*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hi inka
such a beauty!!
i don't think i have seen something like this before
and i would love to be in your drawing :)
many thanks
happy valenteines day
enjoy your day
tabby :)

Altered Route said...

Happy Valentines Day Inka!!
Love your nightlight!!
Be sure to stop by my blog and enter the drawing for my Steampunk Heart!

Carolyn said...

Inka, your heart shaped bottle is beautiful, too.



Handeddowntreasures said...

Oh, how pretty! Happy Valentines Day! Linda

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Inka, Your bottles are even more amazing in person. Thanks for stopping by ! Have A Wonderful Valentines Day.

Sue Farace said...

That is so beautiful - would love to win. Happy V day.

Sharon House said...

What a wonderful idea Inka! Gosh you come up with the neatest projects.

Thanks for the images...

Happy Hearts Day,

Jenny Fowler said...

Thanks for the label. Your perfume light is so pretty. What a great idea. Happy Valentine's Day!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is so gorgeous, as always, Inka. Happy Valentines Day to you and yours. Thank you for the opportunity of entering your blog give-away....Hugs, Gayle.

Debbie Emmons said...

What lady doesn't love Perfume. Love the bottle.

Debbie Emmons

Eileen said...

Such a sweet idea for a night light!! Thanks also for sharing the label!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!


Sheila D said...

This is so beautiful. What a gorgeous vintage romantic look. Can't wait to try to make one (unless I win).

Jo Ann said...

The nightlight is gorgeous.
Thank you for the labels and have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy Valentine's Day. Beautiful noght light...m..

Linda said...

OH,what a pretty night light. I would love to win.
Be sure to stop by my blog for my give away.

sherresartmusings said...

What a lovely idea for a nightlight!

Saskia said...

Lovely nightlight!!
Thanks for your great giveaway!!

Someoane, somewhere will be very happy with it...I can only dream it's me!!



joanne wardle said...

so gorgeous, I love it. and i've decided a must get a new printer so I can use your labels (I don't have much look with printers)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a beautiful bottle and lovely label too. Happy St. Valentine's Day to you!

Lisa said...

Wow! Beautiful nightlight. I would love a chance to win this. Thanks for inviting me to your pary. Happy Valentines Day.


Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, is that ever pretty! kathy Eddy

Just-Kim said...

A beautiful project!! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Valentine's Day!

purplepaint said...

Inka - oh this is awesome!!! It would look amazing at my house! :D Please toss my name in the hat. Thanks, Marva

Kathy said...

That is beautiful! Very creative. I am back to reading other entries and adding you to my google reader!

Denise Frederick said...

Wonderful nightlight! Denise

ShellyRaeWood said...

WOw!! That is beyond gorgeous!! I LOVE it!! Thank you for the labels and directions too!! Thanks for sharing!! Shelly

Donnell said...

Happy Valentine's Day! What a cool nightlight. Please include me.

Sarah said...

This is so beautiful and romantic. I know that they are easy to make but it would be so much easier to win!

Pearl said...

What a Romantic night light! Thanks so much for the images you're sharing... Please visit me when time allows, as I've posted alot of Vintage Valentine's to share for the Blog Party, too... Sure have enjoyed my visit at your lovely blog home!

♥ ~ HAPPY ~ ♥
♥ ~ DAY! ~ ♥


rebecca woodward said...

Inka, you have the most awesome banner -- I just love it!
Isn't this fun?
Please, come on over and leave a comment for my giveaway drawings!

Have a great Valentines Day!
Lots of Love your way!

rebecca ~ justgiddy

StampinCathy said...

This is just an amazing heart nightlight. Thanks for a chance and Happy Valentine's Day.
stampincmeyers at yahoo dot com

Val said...

Hello from Northern Alberta Canada. What a great idea! Nightlight looks terrific.
Thanks for the chance to win.
bigsister_val at hotmail dot com

Altered Route said...

Doing the HAPPY DANCE!!!
Love it, love you....and that thing!!!

I sent you my info via e-mail.
Thank-you Inka!!