You Light Up My Life and Fill My Heart With Song
A Round Up of Lamps You Can DIY This Weekend

You Light Up My Life and Fill My Heart With Song
A Round Up of Lamps You Can DIY This Weekend

Abby Stone
Nov 14, 2008

111408-DIYLamp01.jpgEntertaining? Lighting is key. Nothing spruces up a dull home like a good lamp. But, instead of going out and spending money, why not make one yourself? Clean out those glass vases you've collected over the years, save some of the bottles from the wine you're drinking, repurpose that bowl you found at the flea market and make a lamp! Here are some of the "how to's" we've blogged. Make one this weekend and send us your pix with AT Lamp in the subject line...

  • Have an old lamp you've grown tired of? Before you toss it, consider transforming it into cork lamp. Best on a straight sided based.
  • Empty bottles are a classic base for making a lamp. Commemorate a great evening by using the bottle to make a bottle lamp.
  • After emptying an egg carton of its contents for use in Sunday brunch or in starting to bake your holiday cookies, use it to make this lamp.
  • Instead of tossing that collection of chopsticks that you've shoved in a drawer, use them to make this shoji lamp.
  • Use old camera equipment, that you've either inherited or picked up at a flea market, to make this floor lamp.
  • If you buy milk in those giant plastic jugs, you've got the basis for this lamp
  • If you've got strings of fairy lights for the holidays, consider this idea to make them into strings of flowers.
  • Cheap items from the dollar store, including plastic servingware, plastic gift boxes and rubber balls can be transformed into lights. See here for details.
  • If you'd like to try your hand at a paper lantern, and perhaps use up old newspaper or giftwrap, this folded paper lamp is the one for you.
  • Take one part sense of humour, add a soupcon of patience and a large dollop of imagination and you can make a unique lamp out of anything...
  • This slide lamp, for example.
  • Finally, If you'd like to try your hand at something sophisticated, try this bentwood lamp
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