You don’t need the light anymore after you can make the led cork light by yourself.

Step 1: Materials and equipment

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exacto knife
drill and bit
Coin cell batteries
wine bottle corks

Step 2: Cut cork to length and drill hole

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Using an exacto knife, cut your cork to the length of the leads on your LED’s minus about a 1/4 – 1/3″ (this will allow you to make a bend in the leads to grip the cork).

Drill a hole, the diameter of the distance between the leads on your LED (measured at the light end), right through the centre of the cork. Hold the cork securely in the grip of a pair of pliers or put in a vice to drill.

Stick the LED leads through the hole to check your length

Step 3: Cut battery slot

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Cut a slot in the non tapered end of the cork to accommodate the thickness of your battery. Make your slot more than 1/2 the diameter of your battery.

Secure the cork in a vice to keep it from moving around, and use your hand saw to cut both sides of the slot.

Step 4: Bend the leads

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eads back through the hole in your cork and using the pliers, bend the leads away from each other over the edge of the cork . The leads will run up the inside of the slot making it a bit snug for the battery which will help to keep it in place.
You are now ready to test it out!

Insert your battery in the slot and if the positive and negative sides are lined up, it should light up! (flip your battery around if the light doesn’t come on).

Step 5: Make more!

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Stick your LED cork light in the top of a wine bottle and enjoy!

Once you have made one of these cork lights, you will want to make a whole set – they are much happier in a group!

When you want to turn off the light, slip the batteries out of the cork for next time.