Made this on a whim, would be a slideshow but my camera got stolen when my mum was borrowing it... So phone pictures.

Step 1: Things you'll need

There's not much to it, I made this because all these things were sitting on my desk.

-Pliers (with wire cutting bit)
-A spare USB cable
-Some lights/LEDS, Mine were acquired from an Ikea light set that runs on four AA batteries (these cost a pound and have a great battery holder with switch and wires for projects.) You'll see in the picture that mine has dim lights and a really bright one, I took the end bulb out of the circuit to make it like that.
yet again, you've made another nice beer instructable. there's more you could've done, but that's damn good, considering it's from parts of your desk... i'll try this with a green beer bottle, that should look pretty good. P.S. - the pictures aren't so bad for a cell phone...
Nice lamp, its really outsiderish. After I read <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Take-apart-a-Compact-Fluorescent-Bulb/">Take apart a Compact Fluorescent Bulb</a>, I managed to drill a hole in this yogurt container for a black light lamp.+<br/>
Now that's a cool lamp, nice one. <br/><br/>I was thinking of making a lamp that looked like just a random glowing bottle, not like the bawls ones but with a cfl inside a schnapps bottle (they're diffused) but I can't find the glass cutting tool... Plus it's an excuse to drink that bottle of schnapps...<br/><br/>The other Idea I had is to have a wall like set of strip light tubes suspended across a frame so they're hovering, but I have alot of big projects on the go at the minute and before I make that I'll want to have at making a jacobs ladder for going inside a big display case we have.<br/><br/>You might like the other <a rel="nofollow" href="http://instructables.com/id/ikea-scrap-lamp/">lamp</a> I made, random scrap stuff...<br/>
I got some help with this glass drilling process here <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Cut-Glass-or-Mirror/">cut glass</a>. It isn't easy to do and it broke my dremel bit after it over heated. I'm still practicing the technique so I can work it into a more ambitious project. I'm still trying to get around to retro fitting my display case from LasVegas's instructable, any way good luck on your project man.<br/>
Yeah i can't find the little tool that's all... I know I have it about here somewhere...
sorry that link's wrong its[http://instructables.com/id/Ikea-scrap-lamp.../ here]<br/>
cool idea, but scrappy looking
well two minutes later ain't bade but as I said at the end you could make something really out of this.
Nice idea, should have more pictures though. And if it were LED lights, you should add in resistors. Nice job!
No didn't have LEDs, if I made a permanent version I would use them though.

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