Lamps can be made from just about anything heat-resistant using a store-bought wiring kit. We've seen them made from glass bottles, ceramic cups, and sometimes even plastic and metal pieces. Since Etsy features a lot of upcycled lighting, we thought we'd round up a few items that gave us ideas for DIY lighting projects...
We found a comprehensive set of instructions for building a lamp out of almost anything on WikiHow. To make a table lamp out of a glass bottle, wire it through the bottom. The table lamp shown at the top of the post is the Decanter Lamp from YoursTrulyxoxo, $55.
For a slim glass pendant light, use a wine bottle and wire it with a socket, wire, plug, and long cord that you can hang as a swag lamp. This is the Upcycled Bottle Swag Lamp from Beetnik505, $95.
A quirky idea for a pendant lamp: coffee or tea cups. This Coffee Cup Lamp is from Domestic Construction, $58.
Other ideas for DIY lighting projects? Let us know in the comments below.