Introduction: $1 Lamp
To create a lamp that will cost $1 you will need to find the materials in the trash or recycle unused materials found.
- pvc pipe
- thick paper
- 5 gallon water jug
- glue gun
- wood stain
- white spray paint (one that adheres to plastic)
- lamp necessities (light bulb, socket, wire, plug)
Cut the top and bottom of a 5 gallon water jug for the base and the lamp shade for your lamp.
Cut wood into circles to cover the edges of the cut up water jug. Sand it, stain it, and then glue it.
Create a base by cutting 3 circles into a foam poster and cut a slit in the middle layer and a hole in the top layer for the cord to go through.
Put the wire through the pvc pipe tubes and the base
Glue/secure the pieces together.
Spray paint the pvc pipe with a semi gloss spray. Make sure you completely cover the lamp shade and base.
Add strips of paper to add accents to the piece and to clean up unclean edges.