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How To Make a Decorative Lamp

Design and produce your very own room fixtures that can otherwise cost quite a bit! This instructable details a decorative lamp design and production process. Such a product can be given as a gift or kept and displayed with pride!
 
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Step 1: Choose your base product

This is my first instructable so I hope you like it!

Things you will need:

- 1 x Neat Looking Customizable Product
- False Wheatgrass

Tools you will need:

- 1 x Drill and accompanying drill bits
- 1 x Saw (Handsaw or Jig Saw)
- 4 x Lightbulbs
- 4 x Fitting Lightbulb Sockets
- 2-3 metres of Electrical Wire
- 1 x Adjustable Knob
- 2 x Terminal Connectors (Or electrical tape)
- A small plank of wood
- 1 x Power Plug
- 1 x Screwdriver
- 1 x Epoxy Adhesive

First Step:
To make this lamp easily, but also unique, you will find it helpful to pick an object you like from any thrift shop you can find. This box will be our base product in this case, as it was obtainable for only $8!

Step 2: Choose a design

You need to choose a design that you like, but in this case, we have gotten inspiration from the Mad Scientist lamp instructable and the Grow Your Own Wheatgrass instructable. The general design in our case is to have four lightbulbs surrounding the central slot, and wheatgrass sticking out of said slot.

Our first step is to mark out the points to drill the holes on the top. We then drill through them with a drill bit that is slightly larger in diameter than the lightbulbs we're using. The holes are cleaned up with sandpaper to give a cleaner finish.
Ora5 years ago
This looks great! If you added some sort of a rechargeable battery, it would make a great center piece for a dinner table, or a coffee table.
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