Every since I made the first set of concrete lamps, I have been asked to produce another. This time it had to be easier to make, had to be larger, and with the option of placing it outdoors. After brainstorming here is the attempt of improvement. Check out the video for more details.
We had a lamp. Yawn. It was a fine lamp. Ho-hum. But I wanted more. I wanted that lamp to scream "CHECK ME OUT! I'm FANTASTIC!"
Got any of these lying around? You know - old pairs of jeans, untouched casserole dish covers, bulky picture frames? It's time to pull that stuff out of the storage, because we've got a couple of amazing ways for you to finally use your rainy-day clutter!
(If you see an idea you love but don't have the item to make it, no worries - you can easily find most of these upcycle-ables at your local thrift store!)
1. Turn Casserole Dishes Into Bird Feeders
Needed extra shade for lightning? Or tired of having same shade so long?Here is a cheap and easy solution to make an extra shade.What I have prepared to make this shade were very simple: a flower pot stand, acrylic beads, wire(0.5mm and 3mm ) , LED light ball.
I (steph) went to see the movie Wonder Woman a few weeks ago with my family. I didn't know much about the superhero going in, so the first time I saw the glowing rope I didn't know what it was, but it looked cool! Wonder Woman has this glowing yellow/gold rope that is called a magic lasso or lasso of truth. The first time I saw it in the movie, I thought it looked like el wire. Electroluminescent wire (el wire) produces 360 degrees of light and is often used in costumes. I have been wanting to use it in a DIY project. During the movie I came up with an idea of making a lamp out of it- inspired by the Wonder Woman film!
These lamps are one of my new favorite DIY craft projects! They are a great craft to make and gift or sell since they are so unique and can be personalized to anyone.And PVC is such a fun item to repurpose. You can make so many different things with a PVC pipe, including these awesome yard birds.To make these lamps you will need:4" pvc pipe (I use schedule 35 - the thinner walled non-perforated sewer drain pipe)a pattern and some taperotary tool with attachments1" thick woodchop saw or a hacksaw for cutting your pipe down to sizejigsawacetone or sander to remove the manufacturers inkdrill1 1/4" hole saw4 1/4" hole sawputty knifecaulksnap-in socket light kit* Your cost for making this project will vary greatly depending upon what tools you already have. I basically only had to buy a 4" pipe and a light socket kit.
These beautiful brass lamps were lovely, but my client wanted to give them a more modern updated makeover. We both loved the look of the lamps we'd seen in catalogs like Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn and of course Restoration Hardware but we didn't want to spend the money on new lamps. I decided to try to recreate the "greige" finish on these brass lamps and we both were thrilled about how they came out!
Create a faux tiffany lamp! A great way to revamp a thrift store lamp and create awesomeness using a faux stained glass method created with school glue and acrylic paint.
Like anyone that has unicorn Spit you find your self running around your house, to the thrift store or budget stores looking for items to spit on. I really the love unicorn spit on glass this crackle effect can make the most boring glass item become spectacular.