Reader djs's comment on last week's post about sprucing up the bedroom got us intrigued with the idea of making our own lamp. Coincidentally, our friends over at Hallmark Magazine had the solution for an easy do-it-yourself lamp-making project that does not require a drill...The basics are easy: choose a base, pick a shade and buy a lamp-making kit. They suggest using the Bottle Lamp Kit , available at National Art Craft, to avoid the tricky task of having to get out the drill, an idea that definitely appeals. We're going to put this on the list for our next rainy day project (and a little bummed that we missed an opportunity this weekend); we know a few vases that we own that would work better as lamps than they do for flowers. For complete instuctions, check here.