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Turn Almost Anything Into A Lamp

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Step 1: Extract The Lamp Fixtures

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Find an old lamp (I used a lava lamp) and using whatever means necessary, pull out the electrical pieces without damaging them. You could probably go buy these parts but what's the fun in that?

Step 2: Detach The Wires

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Loosen the screws on the electrical piece and pull out the wiring.

Step 3: Find A Suitable Lamp Body

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I used a pot I bought in Arizona but you could really use anything that's large enough, has a satisfyingly large hole to work with, and is easy enough to drill through.

Step 4: Drill A Hole In The Bottom

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It should be large enough for the bottom part of the lamp piece to fit into.

Step 5: Drill A Hole In The Side

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It should be large enough for the wire to fit through but not too large.

Step 6: Push The Wire Through The Hole

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Pull it out of the top of the pot (or whatever you're using)

Step 7: Reattach The Wires

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Just place the wires back into position and tighten the screws holding them in place.

Step 8: Add Glue To The Bottom Of The Electrical Piece

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Don't drown it in glue but don't be skimpy.

Step 9: Put It In Position

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Place the lamp piece on the bottom of your lamp body so that the small screw-like part aligns with the hole on the bottom. Hold it for a little bit and let it dry.