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How To Make Valentine’s Bottle Lights

I just can’t get enough of those cork wine bottle lights. I have one set that I use all year round. Now that it’s coming up to February I’ve made some Valentine’s bottle lights with them.

On these dark winter nights, I love to light up my mantle with lights. One of the easiest ways to do this is with upcycled bottle lights. A couple of weeks ago I put the Christmas bottle lights away with the rest of the Christmas decorations.

The mantle was looking a bit bare so I thought I’d make so more seasonal lights, this time for Valentine’s day.

My birthday actually falls on Valentine’s day so I like to decorate the home for this holiday as I also feel that I’m decorating for myself.

Valentine’s decorations also add a bit of cheer to home during the dark winter months, especially if they involve lights.

This is a very affordable upcycled Valentine’s craft. I used some of the empty bottles left over from the festive Christmas drinks and cork lights are very cheap. I have been using the same set of cork lights for a couple of years now.

cork wine bottle lights

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What You Need

  • Old glass bottles – I used some cute small Gin cocktail bottles I had leftover from Christmas. Any clear glass bottle will do.
empty gin cocktail bottles
foam heart stickers

How To Make Valentine’s Bottle Lights

1.The first thing to do is to wash the bottles in hot soapy water and remove all labels.
washed bottles

2. Then, stick Valentine’s foam stickers randomly on each bottle. I liked to use the hearts of assorted sizes.

putting stickers on the bottles

3. Then, once the bottles are covered with enough stickers, paint them. I spray painted two bottles red and two bottles pink.

Red and pink are the two colours I associate with this holiday and would be suitable for Valentine’s bottle lights. (For the Halloween holiday I spray painted my bottles black and orange.)

spray painting the Valentine's bottle

4. Once the paint on the bottles has completely dried, carefully peel off the foam stickers. If the stickers don’t come off easily, try soaking the bottles in hot water first.

Peeling off the stickers from the Valentine's bottle lights

5. Next, to make the Valentine’s bottle lights look more festive, I covered the top of the cork wine bottle lights with tape.

Simply wrap the plastic cork top of the lights with some tape printed with hearts or some other Valentine’s design.

covering the cork bottle lights with tape

Finally, all that is left to do is to pop a cork bottle light into the top of each bottle and switch them on.

I like to make a group of these Valentine’s bottle lights and display them together.

Valentine's bottle lights
valentine's bottle lights
upcycled Valentine's bottle lights

These Valentine’s bottle lights aren’t the only illuminated Valentine’s decorations I have made. Check out these other festive light decorations.

String art neon heart sign: Another very affordable Valentine’s decoration to brighten up the mantle.

How about this fun heart string lights. These are made with sharpies and shrink plastic. A fun Valentine’s craft for the kids.

String heart lights

Check out these other upcycled Valentine’s crafts and DIY’s for the home.

valentines crafts

Or how about some gorgeous vintage Valentine’s images to print.

These Valentine bottle lights featured under B in my A to Z of clever upcycling ideas.

Also, don’t forget to visit allfreeholidaycrafts for more Valentine’s crafting.

Jenny Withrow

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

Love the ideas and appreciate the images available to download plus the history you rock all bases covered Xoxo Jenny Marie

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

Thank you so much, that is lovely to hear.


Sunday 26th of January 2020

So cute, thanks for linking up at the Happiness is Homemade Link Party. Come back next week.

Claire Armstrong

Monday 27th of January 2020

Thank you, I will be back.


Friday 24th of January 2020

Very cute! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

Claire Armstrong

Friday 24th of January 2020

Thank you I love visiting every week.


Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Great project. I love the process. Thanks for joining us for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

Claire Armstrong

Friday 24th of January 2020

Thank you, that’s awesome I look forward to seeing it.

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Another great project Claire! Little string lights are such a great addition to our crafting projects.....not so many here in Israel, but they are finally appearing, and I see that Ikea has some so....... Thanks for sharing in craft schooling sunday!

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

Thank you. The lights are a lovely way to decorate your home especially during the shorter winter days.