Last night my husband pulled an empty wine bottle out of our wine rack and, thoroughly confused, asked me why I was hanging onto the thing. “It’s a clear wine bottle,” I said, leaving the subtext of “duh” hanging in the air.
To the uninitiated, his scrunched-up face wordlessly appeared to ask, “So what?” but I could tell what he really meant was, “Why, love of my life, my beautiful, delicate blossom, why have you held onto this amazing, rare, clear-glass wine bottle?”
To which I responded, “phhhfftt,” which clearly meant, “We rarely drink white wine, handsome and intelligent husband of mine — wine which, surprisingly, comes in clear-glass bottles. I plan on making something beautiful and unique out of that treasure you hold in your masculine hand.”
He nodded sagely and placed the bottle back in the wine rack.
So today, when I was looking for something to do, I decided that the empty wine bottle that has lived in our wine rack for several months now needed to have a purpose other than that of cluttering our otherwise empty wine rack.
Which brings us to: How to make a wine bottle light.