Create a DIY Table Lamp From a Vase - It's Easier Than You Think!
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to add some style to your home décor, then this DIY table lamp is the perfect project for you. With just a few simple supplies, you can turn a plain vase into a lovely and eye-catching piece of lighting.
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This lamp is perfect for any room in your home, and it makes a great statement piece. It's also super easy to make, so even if you're not the most handy person, you can still successfully complete this project.
You will need a seven-inch cork trivet that will become the table lamp base.
You will also need a pile of one and a half-inch wooden beads and some smaller ones, as well as butcher string.
1. Measure and cut string
To start building my DIY lamp, I took the string and wrapped it loosely around the trivet to get a rough idea of how long I needed to make the beaded garland.
In order to tie the string, I cut off a bit more than what I needed.
2. Double knot the end of the string
Next, I double-knotted the end of my string and threaded it onto a large yarn needle. This made it easier to string on the beads when making the beaded garland.
3. Create the wood bead garland
I started the garland by adding three of the larger wooden beads.
Then I added on some smaller beads. The smaller ones are just under an inch and I added two of them. I continued this pattern of three large to two small until my string was almost full.
Once the beads were strung, I used a large glass cylinder to make sure I had the right length. It was the same cylinder that I will stack them around later.
With the length correct, I threaded the needle through the knot in the end and tied it in a tight knot.
I then continued making the sets of beads until I had enough to fill up the entire outside of the cylinder.
4. Spray paint the cork trivet
With the bead garlands done, I took some almond spray paint from Krylon and sprayed the trivet.
5. Glue the trivet to the glass vase
I let the paint dry and when it was dry, I took some contact cement and attached it to the bottom of the glass cylinder.
I removed all the beaded garlands from the cylinder vase for this step, to make sure I was attaching the pieces correctly.
6. Replace the garlands
After the glue was set, I took my beads and put them back over the top of the glass cylinder. I just laid them one on top of the other, continuing this way until I reached the top of the vase.
I didn't have to attach the beads together at all since they sat nice and snugly one on top of the other.
7. Add a spindle
Once I had that done, I took my contact cement and put a bit on the inside bottom of the glass vase and glued down a Styrofoam block and an old spindle.
8. Assemble the light
When the glue was fully dry, I began assembling my lamp by stringing a puck light to the inside of a lamp shade.
9. Attach the shade to the spindle
To finish off the project, I placed the lampshade onto the spindle of my DIY lamp holder.
DIY Lighting Project
Create a DIY table Lamp from a Vase
I absolutely love how this project turned out! It looks gorgeous in my living room.
If I don't want to use it as a lamp, I can easily remove the shade, spindle, and foam and use it as a vase. It's so versatile, and I'm so happy with the final product.
Let me know in the comments what you think, I always love hearing your thoughts.
See you next time!