Introduction: Mini Lighthouse Lamp 2

Hi All,

Few months back I had made my first version for Mini Lighthouse Lamp, I faced few challenges, and wanted to improved my design and making process by

  • Using PVA glue, It takes more time, but the bond is better
  • Using small Glass jar, so no more cutting
  • Enhance pebbles texture painting
  • Recycle items that are easily avaliable at home

In this instructables, I have improved all of the above... Hope you like it

Step 1: What Do We Need ?


  • Pringle box (Empty it, if full)
  • Small Hexagonal Glass Jar
  • 4 mm MDF Sheet
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • LED Strip
  • LED Driver
  • Wires
  • PVA Glue / Fevicol
  • Pebbles
  • Acrylic Paint and brush
  • Popsicle stick


  • Dremel
  • JigSaw
  • Sandpaper

Step 2: Prepare

  • Before we start, we need to sort pebbles
  • I have sorted into 3 stacks :
    • Flat and thin upto 2 mm thickness
    • Long, Flat and Thin upto 3 or 4 MM thickness
    • Rest
  • We will use flat and thin pebbles as bricks
  • And Long pebbles as frames for doors and windows
  • Cover the pringle box with a brown paper or any other color of your choice
  • Let it dry for 30 minutes

Step 3: Tower

  • To build the tower, start with doors and windows frame
  • Then fill the space in between using flat and thin pebbles
  • Once the whole box is done, leave it to dry for 5 to 6 hours
  • Add doors using popsicle stick

Step 4: Base Roof

  • Measure the outer diameter of the glass rar (neck) and pringle box with pebbles
  • We want to cut a ring from MDF, with inner diameter same as glass jar's neck and outer diameter little more than the pringle box
  • Add cardboard at the inner diameter and cover it with the another ring of mdf sheet
  • Add 6 skewers as shown

Step 5: Roof

  • I have used a hexagonal glass jar, so added 10mm to the length of one side
  • Then made ad hexagonal prism as shown
  • I secured the edges with paper tape and glued the roof from inside
  • Let it dry for 1 hr and then remove paper tape

Step 6: Electric Work

  • Since I am using a small glass Jar that fits on a pringle box, i cannot fit a regular size bulb,
  • I must make my own mini LED bulb.
  • I am using 2 LED strip / elements that I have stuck on a 15 mm PVC pipe
  • Each element has 3 LEDs and a register
  • These LED elements are connected to a led driver circuit (12V)
  • Test the circuit before final assembly

Step 7: Paint Job

  • Tower
    • Based coat with black acrylic paint, and let it dry for 1 hour
    • Mix 3 parts of white ad 1 part black on a pallet, do not add water
    • using a sponge cover all pebbles, Note that we want the gaps to remain black and pebbles as grey
    • Once done let it dry for 1 hr
    • After drying make a black watery wash and cover the whole tower
    • Leave to to dry
  • Base / Roof
    • Paint everything brown or a shade of light brown, to simulate wood colo

Step 8: Admire

  • Once done, Set the lamp in the corner and light it up
  • Admire great work done

Please share comments and suggestions