Step 1: Cut your plastic bottles
Please don't throw the other section away - we have tons of recycling crafts on www.Home-Dzine.co.za that show you how to make use of what is left over.
Step 2: Join the bottles together
Where you cut 5mm below the decorative section is where you want to have two top sections joined together. The hot water also helps to 'pop' the bottles back into shape if they become dented. You can also use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke inside and pop dents out.
Step 3: Cut off the neck
Step 4: Make connectors
Step 5: Assemble the lamp
I must also add that I sprayed the bottles with Rust-Oleum frosted glass spray before doing the actual assembly, as it matched the base I was planning to use.
Step 6: Add wiring and lampholder
Step 7: Add the base
If you don't have something you can use for the base, cut MDF to size, spray it with metallic paint and voila!
Step 8: Add the lamp shade
I am pretty chuffed with how the floor lamp turned out and now have plans to make a matching table lamp as well. Apart from the cost of the shade, the lamp cost me nothing and made good use of plastic bottles to boot...!