Instructables user NerdoMcDorkus (gotta love the name!) shows us how they made a mood-lighting side table lamp from a lightbulb, outlet cord and several layers of packaging from a recent motherboard delivery.
If you're sitting in the dark next to a pile of recently-unboxed motherboards and thinking, "I have foam packing sheets and need a lamp... I could do this right now!," make sure to check out NerdoMcDorkus' instructions carefully.
They've provided a detailed design for how to make a possibly highly unsafe lamp a more cleverly vented and slightly less unsafe lamp. But still, be smart and keep an eye on it.