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Diy water bottle to nightstand lamp
Before starting I bounced this ideea in all directions, trying to find the right way to do it. The part that scared me the most was the glass drilling.
As I had no experience working with glass, and as a child I was conditioned not to play with glass recipients because they brake and they will cut you, my fear was understandable.
After I surpassed the fear it all turned out just fine... Actually more than fine.
This is the first part part of a two part tutorial about how to create a lamp from bizare objects you might find around the house.
In the process I broke one bottle and lost the two bottle caps...but it was all fun and easy and safe.
For this project you will require :
- Glass bottle
- Screwd driver
- Insulation tape
- Insulation remover
- Hot glue
Some minimal electrical skills are required but I am going to walk you through all the steps.
Now the fun part begins, the wiring. Locky I had plenty of engeneers to ask about how it should be done, plus a lot of childhood memmories about how it is done. In some stores I found ready to use cable with switch and plug already connected, so if you are not in the mood for wiring, seache for a premade version.
Not happy with the whole look? wire the light bulb directly on your cable. I am planning on filling the bottle so that part of the cable will not be visible.
Please excuse the mess.
To be sure it was well glued, I let it dry for 24h, then removed the cup.
For a lamp shade, you can get creative with cardboard, wood, paper or wire etc or just buy one from the store.