Sometimes a craft idea comes together in minutes, others take a little longer. These glass bottle lights definitely fit into the “make in minutes” category.

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If I didn’t have to wait for things to dry, they would have been done in 5 minutes flat.

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Aren’t they lovely?

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But they really shine when the lights are turned down low. Simply gorgeous.

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That warm glow gets me every time and they’re perfect for this month’s “Bottled Up” Int’l Blogger’s Club challenge. You’ll be able to see a whole bunch of other bottle-inspired projects at the end of this tutorial. So make sure you stick around. I promise it’s worth it.

A perfect beginner-friendly home decor project that only takes a few minutes to make! These gorgeous glass bottle lights with gold accents look lovely no matter where you display them. Place them on your mantle or bookshelf or use them as a centerpiece at a special event or bridal shower. #DIYBottleDecor #ACraftyMix #GlassBottleIdeas

Right, before I share this super-duper easy tutorial to make glass bottle lights with gold accents, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!

What you need

  • Glass bottles with lids
  • Frosted glass spray paint
  • Metallic tattoos (affiliate link at the end of the post)
  • Round beads
  • Gold spray or craft paint (Optional)
  • Double sided tape

What you need to make the glass bottle lights with gold accents

For the little light inside the bottles, I used these balloon lights.

How to make glass bottle lights with gold accents

Wash the glass bottles in warm, soapy water to remove any dirt or grease marks. Rinse and leave to dry completely. Wipe the bottles with a paper towel and a little bit of white vinegar to get rid of any soapy residue and set them aside to air-dry. Shake the frosted glass spray can really well and lightly spray the bottles.

Spray the bottles with frosted glass paint

One light spray should be enough. Wait the required 10 minutes for the paint to dry completely.

Leave the bottles to dry fully

Spray the cork lids and round beads at the same time.

To finish off spray the cork lids gold and glue on a painted bead

While you wait for the paint to dry, have a look at the tattoos and figure out which ones will work best for your bottles. If your temporary golden tattoos came on a sheet with several others, you’ll need to cut out the ones you’ll be using. Be careful not to cut into the tattoo.

Cut out the tattoos

Peel off the clear backing sheet and place the image face down onto the bottle. Gently press a damp cloth over the tattoo paper and hold for about 1 minute.

Use a slightly damp cloth to apply the tattoos

Carefully lift one corner to check if the tattoo has transferred onto the bottle. If the image isn’t stuck down properly, place the damp cloth over the paper for a few more seconds. If all looks good peel the paper off completely.

How do I remove the tattoo if I made a mistake?

If you’re not happy with the tattoo placement. Rub the bottle with some baby oil. It will remove both the tattoo and the frosted glass paint. Remember to wash the bottles again before starting over.

After transferring the tattoo to the bottle

You may notice a small, almost see-through edge around the tattoo which is very annoying, but really easy to fix.

The tattoos leave a slight glossy outline once applied

Just wait for the tattoo to dry completely, before giving the bottle another coat of frosted spray paint. To finish off, glue the round bead on top of the cork lid and use some double-sided tape to attach the balloon light to the underside.

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And that’s it. No worries, no fuss. These little glass bottle lights with gold accents look beautiful no matter where you display them.

A perfect beginner-friendly home decor project that only takes a few minutes to make! These gorgeous glass bottle lights with gold accents look lovely no matter where you display them. Place them on your mantle or bookshelf or use them as a centerpiece at a special event or bridal shower. #DIYBottleDecor #ACraftyMix #GlassBottleIdeas

And to keep with the simple beauty of this craft idea, I just added some driftwood and a potted aloe to the mix.

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But these beauties come into their own when you turn those little bottle lights on.

A perfect beginner-friendly home decor project that only takes a few minutes to make! These gorgeous glass bottle lights with gold accents look lovely no matter where you display them. Place them on your mantle or bookshelf or use them as a centerpiece at a special event or bridal shower. #DIYBottleDecor #ACraftyMix #GlassBottleIdeas

The glass bottle lights with gold accents make lovely gifts for someone special too. Or you can use them as table decor at a special event.

A perfect beginner-friendly home decor project that only takes a few minutes to make! These gorgeous glass bottle lights with gold accents look lovely no matter where you display them. Place them on your mantle or bookshelf or use them as a centerpiece at a special event or bridal shower. #DIYBottleDecor #ACraftyMix #GlassBottleIdeas

Just imagine a whole bunch of these on the lighting up the mantle or a romantic night.

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Isn’t that tattoo detail exquisite?

A perfect beginner-friendly home decor project that only takes a few minutes to make! These gorgeous glass bottle lights with gold accents look lovely no matter where you display them. Place them on your mantle or bookshelf or use them as a centerpiece at a special event or bridal shower. #DIYBottleDecor #ACraftyMix #GlassBottleIdeas

And when you want to turn the lights off, just remove the lid and switch off the balloon light.

A perfect beginner-friendly home decor project that only takes a few minutes to make! These gorgeous glass bottle lights with gold accents look lovely no matter where you display them. Place them on your mantle or bookshelf or use them as a centerpiece at a special event or bridal shower. #DIYBottleDecor #ACraftyMix #GlassBottleIdeas

If you like the idea of making gorgeous glass bottle lights with gold accents, don’t forget to pin the tutorial for later.

A perfect beginner-friendly home decor project that only takes a few minutes to make! These gorgeous glass bottle lights with gold accents look lovely no matter where you display them. Place them on your mantle or bookshelf or use them as a centerpiece at a special event or bridal shower. #DIYBottleDecor #ACraftyMix #GlassBottleIdeas

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A perfect beginner-friendly home decor project that only takes a few minutes to make! These gorgeous glass bottle lights with gold accents look lovely no matter where you display them. Place them on your mantle or bookshelf or use them as a centerpiece at a special event or bridal shower. #DIYBottleDecor #ACraftyMix #GlassBottleIdeas

Want to see some more “Bottled Up’ craft ideas?

IBC February "Bottled Up" Challenge
  1. Bird of a Feather turned a bottle into a beautiful air plant holder with the help of a few knots
  2. An altered mixed media bottle that looks like it came straight out of the Pirates of the Carribean made by Anita
  3. Luminous Tiki Torches to light the way from Marianne Songbird
  4. Interior Frugalista upcycled the soda bottles into the cutest bunnies just in time for Easter
  5. 20-minute bottle lights by yours truly
  6. I know our feathered friends are going to want one of these wine bottle bird feeders made by Kippi at Home

Oh and if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us make more amazing crafts to share with you 😉

Terra Tattoos Metallic Gold Henna Temporary Tattoos 75+ Mandala Tattoos Flowers, Mandalas, Elephants Waterproof Nontoxic Long Lasting for Beach, Festivals, & Parties
3pcs 100ml Small Glass Bottles Vials Jars Glass with Cork Stopper Storage Bottle 100ml 47x90mm(1.85x3.54inch)
Terra Tattoos Gold Metallic Henna Temporary Tattoos – 75+ Designs Elephants, Flowers, Stars & more! Waterproof Nontoxic Long Lasting Perfect for Beach, Festivals, & Parties

Different types of balloon lights

30x Battery Operated LED Party Lights Seasonal Lighting for Balloons Paper Lanterns, Waterproof - Warm White
Sale HAUSPROFI LED Balloon Light, 100pcs LED Mini Round Ball Balloon Light Waterproof LED Mini Party Light Miniature Light Bulbs for Paper Lantern Balloons Lights Birthdays Party Wedding Decoration White
30 Pack led Lights Party Lights LED Balloon Decoration Lights Yizhet Mini led Lights Waterproof Party Lights for Paper Lantern Balloon Wedding Halloween Christmas Festival String Lights (Warm White)

Or if you prefer to buy rather than DIY, then maybe these beauties will appeal.

KZOBYD 4 Pack Rechargeable Bottle Lights Mini Cork Shaped Craft Lights USB Powered Fairy Cork Lights for Wine Bottles Party Décor Christmas Halloween Wedding (White)
Sale Solar Mason Jar Lights, LoveNite 10 Pack 30 LED Solar Hanging Jar Lid Lights, Table Fairy String Lights Solar Lanterns(No Jars) for Patio, Garden, Lawn, Yard Outdoor Decor (Mixed Color)
Decorman Upgraded 10 Pack Solar Wine Bottle Lights 20 LEDs Waterproof Silver Wire Cork Lights for Party, Wedding, Christmas, Holiday, Outdoor, Garden, Patio, Pathway Decor

And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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