DIY Terracotta Lamp With Raffia Lampshade

5 Materials
3 Hours

I fell in love with a clay and raffia lamp I found online but oh boy the $200 price tag was more than off-putting. That was for ONE lamp, and I needed a pair for our bedside tables… This DIY dupe can be made for the price of a packet of air-dry clay. Salvage the socket from an old lamp and upcycle thrifted lampshades and this Terracotta Lamp comes out at about $10!

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To start off, roll out the entire packet of terracotta air-dry clay. Place your glass bottle on top and wrap it in clay.

Shape the clay around the bottle until it is fully covered. Smooth down the clay to remove joints and irregularities. 

Dip your fingertips in water and rub the clay to smooth it down. Leave the clay to dry for at least a day.

To create the lampshade, wrap a bunch of natural raffia around a simple lampshade, securing with hot glue.

Finally, attach your lamp kit to the top of the terracotta lamp base.

 Install your raffia lampshade and voila!

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