I needed a lamp and the amount of brain power and labour I was willing to devote was about five minutes.
Choosing items close at hand and making it up as I went along, Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the five minute lamp.
...a perfect Christmas gift for the people you forgot about until Christmas morning.
Step 1: Tools and Materials.
My starting point was this old cable , which is missing the threaded collar and means of attachment.
I looked for a base; this is a left over from a pallet that I dismantled.
Oh yes, the Red Stripe that I had last night will make a lovely shade.
Two screws should do the job.
The tools were a pair of tin snips ( scissors would do ) and a screwdriver.
Step 2: Making a Hole in the Can.
I punched and snipped a big hole in the base that just fits snugly onto the glass of an eco bulb.
Step 3: Cutting the Top Off the Can.
Fairly self explanatory . . . I snipped the drinking end of the can off.
Step 4: Cutting the Down Lighter.
Neatly cut about a third of the can away and save the removed panel.
Step 5: Affixing the Shade.
I took the part of the can which was left over and folded it back to leave just the logo; then I simply used two self tapping screws to affix the light fitting.
Put in the bulb and gently push the shade onto it.
Step 6: Finished.
Yes, making a lamp is about the easiest thing in the world do but for five minutes I think that this turned out quite well... um ... that is all.