How to Build an Affordable and Stylish Outdoor Lamp
Are you tired of being limited by the proximity of electrical outlets when it comes to adding a touch of elegance to your outdoor spaces? Say goodbye to those limitations with this innovative DIY cordless lamp project I'm about to unveil.
This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.
In this post, I'll guide you through the steps of creating your very own cordless solar lamp, a stylish and functional lighting solution that doesn't require a nearby outlet.
1. Gathering the Materials
For this project, we are going to start with six of these bowls. I got them from Dollar Tree.
You're also going to need some E 6000 and you want to give yourself enough time for this to dry overnight.
2. Assembling the Bowls
Start by putting the glue around the lip of the bottom and from there we are going to take another bowl and place it on top.
We're going to do this again and make two more sets. Once they are all done, leave them overnight to set.
All right, now that we've let these dry a little bit, what I'm going to do next is I'mgoing to be taking my E 6000 and I'm going to go around the top of this.
We're going to stack another set on top. Make sure they are centered.
Then we're going to do this one more time.
3. Painting the Assembled Bowls
All right, so we've let this dry overnight and everything is dry so we want to paint them. If you like the marbled look you can always leave them as they are.
4. Adding Styrofoam Rounds
Now that we have assembled all the bowls together and the paint has dried, we're going to move on to our next step. I grabbed two of these Styrofoam rounds.
I want to glue them together with my E 6000.
You may notice on this side, I have already gone and put a hole in the center. We're going to replicate that hole on the second one as well.
Now it’s time to paint the Styrofoam. I used the same paint as before. Be sure to give it a long enough time to dry.
Once the paint is dry, we're going to use some hot glue and we are going to be attaching it to the inside of the top bowl. I'm going to start with the bottom part and then add as needed.
5. Add a Solar Lights
Next, you want to grab a solar light and remove the bottom half.
Finally, you want to place a large lampshade on top and pop the solar light through the hole and into the foam. The foam will keep it snug and secure.
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Here is the really DIY cordless lamp I created for my outdoor patio area. I really love how this turned out, it was super simple to make, super easy, and it didn't take a lot of time.
Let me know what you think!
- E6000 glue
- Styrofoam rounds
- Solar light