Twinkling Reindeer Bottle
I didn’t invent the idea of putting lights in a wine bottle. I’ve seen many of these projects which have inspired me to come up with my own version. Unlike some lighted bottles, this one has nothing to plug in and no cord trailing out of it. I found a small 36” string of lights with its own battery pack and switch, perfect for this project. The lights have a soft glow so they don’t overpower the bottle design but if you’re looking for a brighter light, they do come in bright white.
Even without the lights, the white snowy ground, the green trees, and golden reindeer climbing through a starry midnight sky make a colorful holiday display. But oh, how pretty it is when you flip the switch hidden in the tinsel top. Download my reindeer and tree stencil to make painting the bottle easy work.
Any holiday theme can be painted on the bottle. If you’re insecure about your artistic ability, looks for images you can copy. The image design for the bottle on the right was lifted from the cover of a Christmas card.
Allow paint to dry thoroughly between steps.
step 8 - Carefully and slowly, peel the stencil away from the bottle.
I used a green tinted wine bottle. Using a clear or other color bottle will give the finished project a different look.
- 9440 White Paint
- 9486 Royal Blue Paint
- 9441 Black Paint
- 1921587 Metallic Gold Paint
- Aztek airbrush
At Labels By The Sheet
white tinsel garland
- Gerson 18 led light string (available in bright and soft white)
- wine bottle
- old,soft bristle toothbrush