Oh My Goodness! This months Int’l Bloggers Club [IBC] is here and let me tell ya, it is such a fun one! Let me rephrase that. It is such a challenging one! Or both, fun and challenging. That sounds about right. When we decided on this months theme, we made it a real challenge this time. We wanted to do something different, something new. So each one of us will step out of their comfort zone and do something they’ve never done before! So, today I will show you how to make a lamp out of a vase! Believe me, it is a challenge for me, cause this is totally out of my comfort zone. I usually stick to my quick and easy little projects, but this one was really a lot of fun and a nice challenge for a change.
How To Make A Lamp Out Of A Vase
For a while now I was looking for a lamp with a huge round glass bottle base, but all the ones I liked were over my budget. So that is what I originally planned on making. I had ordered a really nice bottle online, it was about $16 and huge. All the ones I liked around here where I live were over 30 Euros, which would be around $36. I didn’t want to spend that much. Unfortunately, the bottle arrived in a million pieces. They were sent back and I went onto plan B.
I decided that I wasn’t going to order another one, but look for a different kind of base. I still want that bottle base, one day I will find another bottle and will make another lamp.
So instead, I chose to use a vase as my lamp base. It was sitting on top of my kitchen cabinets, so even better, cause there was no extra money spent.
What I used to make my lamp:
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[note: you first want to make sure what kind of base you will be using and then decide on the lamp cable kit and sizes]
1. Assemble your lamp kit following the directions on the package.
I also chose to not have the cable run through the vase. I read about drilling holes into ceramic or glass using tape to avoid cracking, but I wanted to be safe and not have this base break as well. If you ever drilled into ceramic or glass, I am happy to hear any suggestions below for my next glass lamp project! 😉
2. My lamp kit did not exactly fit on the vase, since I had ordered it to fit on a bottle. I managed to glue it in between the vase top and the lamp shade using lots and lots of hot glue and air drying clay to stay centered. It is holding on firmly and worked out just fine. I’d recommend though finding a cable that fits the base you choose.
3. Add a light bulb and you’re done!
And this is how it looks right now!
Please pin for later!
I have to say, it was a nice beginner DIY lamp project for me and I think I am confident to be trying out the bottle lamp next.
Remember to go check out the other ladies projects, I can’t wait to see their challenges!