A few years ago laxap posted these gorgeous Tea Light Lamps which I have always wanted to make myself.  I finally got around to it, though I made a geekier version.  I used video game maps instead of the Japanese prints used in the original. And like laxap's original, they are easy to make.

Step 1: What you will need:

  • Tall glass
  • Tea light
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Clay
  • Print of map and game logo/icon
  • Paint
  • Gloss finish spray
  • Scissors
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Glue
  • Paint brushes
  • Clear tape
  • Measuring tape

Is this related to Lord Of The Rings?
No, they are from video games, one is Skyrim and the other is from Dragon Age Origins.
Many maps here: <br>http://io9.com/the-most-incredible-fantasy-maps-youve-ever-seen-474420566
Cool, thanks for the link.
For the one not inside another cylinder, can you use an open flame?
The one on the outside is okay with open flame, that is what I used in the photos.
Aha! What a cool looking lamp :) The map reminds me of the TV show Game of thrones :)
Yes, I've seen some really nice maps from Game of Thrones.
@chrysN where did you find the Game of Thrones maps? I want to this with those as gifts
OK just found the link you posted. Thanks
How about this one:<a href="http://http://www.optionated.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Westeros-and-Essos-new-map-866x1024.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://http://www.optionated.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Westeros-and-Essos-new-map-866x1024.jpg</a>or this:<a href="http://http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/241/c/9/westeros_physical_map_by_a_lack_of_rainbows-d5cuayd.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/241/c/9/westeros_physical_map_by_a_lack_of_rainbows-d5cuayd.jpg</a>
Did you print the maps on regular white paper? Or did you use special paper for that?
I used regular white printer paper for the maps.
I will be making a game of thrones one as a present. I haven't found a map I like anybody have a place to find one?
Awesome, these are gorgeous. I may have to make a Middle Earth version.
Yes, I will probably make one too!
Hey, what game/book/movie/tv series are the maps in the pictures from? Please pardon my ignorance. Oh, wait, I just looked up the name &quot;Ferelden&quot; which is visible in the picture. It's from Dragon Age. So I answered my own question.
Yes, the Ferelden map is from Dragon Age Origins and the other is a map of Skyrim from The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim. Both great games btw.
awesome idea!!!! love them......
They look great! Did you do anything special to attach the map to the inside of the glass rather than the outside?
Actually now, I just rolled it up and slipped it in, I didn't even tape it.
You could use an open glass cylinder as well and just place that over the tea light. <br>
Here is my own version (electronics circuit lover) of the luminaries :) <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvUgL4ucv4E
Nice! That looks great.
Really good looking and easy to make! Thank you
Another hit ChrysN! Very nice.
Nice, I like it with maps :)
One does not simply walk into Mordor...
OMG OMG I WANT ONE I'm gonna make one
Dragonborn will be pleased with these

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