Introduction: Pickle Lamp

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So I was collecting maple sap to make maple syrup at night using flashlights. I went to pick up a bottle of water and my flashlight beam hit the water and dispersed the light "kinda cool! looks like a lamp." Later I was carrying groceries inside when the same thing happened to a jar of pickles "Wow that looks like an even cooler lamp."

Step 1: Materials

  1. pickle jar (or other type of canned foods)
  2. light
  3. wood
  4. super glue
  5. baking soda
  6. fake candle


  1. saw
  2. drill
  3. hole saw

Step 2: Cut and Chisel

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First cut out three pieces of 3 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. Then, with a 3in hole saw, cut a hole in two of the squares. Next, "hollow" out the 3rd piece of wood.

Step 3: Make Space for the Switch

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Now, in the middle of the front (any side) saw a space for your switch.

Step 4: Glue It All Together

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Using your favorite glue, glue the pieces of wood together. Once it is dry, drill a small hole in the back.

Step 5: Install the Light

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First, cut the electrical cord a few inches from the bulb. Next, solder the cord with the dots on it to one of the terminals and solder the other cord with the dots on it to the other terminal.

Step 6: Glue the Jar On

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To glue the jar on mix baking soda with super glue and spread it around the jar.

Step 7: Admire Your Awesome New Lamp!

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Eli9232 (author)2016-08-05

That is the Coolest/Awesomest/Weirdest lamp I have ever seen.

Eli9232 (author)Eli92322016-08-05

Just curious... if you win the pickling contest, what do you plan to do with the large canning device? (Did you know that you can dehidrat frute with one of those things?)

I would probably make some pickles... then dehydrate them and can them! :)

Dehidrated pickles...?

seamster (author)2016-08-03

This is one of a kind. I admit I've seen a lot of lamps in my life, but never a pickle lamp till now!

One million originality points to you! :)

Yonatan24 (author)seamster2016-08-05

You can actually use the pickle itself as a lamp!

Though if you want to light your house with them, you'll probably need a lot of pickles, and a ton of ventilation!

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