Handmade Lamps: 6 Incredible Ideas

Ready to unleash your imagination and create a unique and original lamp for your home? Here are six ideas to make your own handmade lamps.
Handmade Lamps: 6 Incredible Ideas

Last update: 11 January, 2022

Handmade lamps are an incredible decorative option. You can use them to decorate your living room, office, and bedroom or to create a warm and cozy atmosphere for a special moment. In this article, we’re going to share six incredible ideas for you to make your own handmade lamps.

In addition to saving money by not having to buy new lamps, you’ll be helping the environment. This is because you’ll be able to give a second chance to materials such as plastic, which takes thousands of years to degrade.

For example, a PET plastic bottle takes up to 1,000 years to deteriorate and a glass bottle never does.

Six ideas to make your own handmade lamps

If you’re environmentally aware or you want to increase your contribution to taking care of the only planet we have, then why not make some unique crafts? Choose an idea for making handmade lamps and develop your own. You can even make one as a gift for someone special.

1. Reuse plastic spoons

homemade lamps with plastic spoons.

If you have leftover plastic spoons from an occasion or event, don’t throw them away! Use them to create a beautiful handmade lamp. Here are all the materials you’ll need:

  • Plastic spoons.
  • A large plastic bottle.
  • Silicone or glue.
  • Scissors or a craft knife.

Both the spoons and the plastic bottle must be completely clean and dry. Then, use the scissors or the craft knife to cut the handles off of the spoons. The handles can be discarded or repurposed for something else.

Now start coating and layering the bottle with the spoons, as if you were making a shell. Through the mouth of the bottle, you can introduce the wiring to give life to this beautiful shade.

2. Handmade lamps with wine bottles

This decorative idea is ideal for giving a second chance to old lamps that have been damaged. You’ll need the following things:

  • A glass bottle of your preference.
  • Lampshades.

Rescue the lampshade and the lighting system from a damaged lamp to place it on a new base. The base will be the glass bottle that you’ve rescued and this can either be a wine or champagne bottle. The only thing you should keep in mind is that the bottle is high-necked.

3. Show off your best moments in film

Lamps with photo negatives.

If you have some negatives of old photographs and you don’t know what to do with them, save them to make a handmade lamp! By doing this, you can recall the most beautiful moments of your life. This is what you’ll need:

  • Steel or metal rings.
  • Negatives or slides.
  • A lamp base.

To create your lamp you must cut the negatives individually. If you have slides, the task will be easier. Use the steel or metal rings to join them together and form a lattice curtain to create the lamp shade. When it’s turned on, you’ll see memories projected and they’ll illuminate your home.

4. Lamps with cardboard tubes

Use cardboard toilet paper rolls or kitchen towels to create a novel pendant light. Take note of the materials you’ll need:

  • Rolls of toilet paper or kitchen towels.
  • Silicone or cardboard glue.

With these materials, you’ll be able to create a handmade imitation sphere lamp. All you have to do is join the cardboard tubes together to form a sphere. Leave a hole to insert the wiring and adjust it to the length you need.

You can show off the cardboard texture or use spray paint in your desired color for added customization.

5. Turn a hemp roll into a lamp

Hemp thread handmade lamps.

Handmade lamps made from hemp yarn are beautiful and so much fun to make. If you have children, encourage them to join in and do this activity with you. You’ll need the following materials:

Start by blowing up the balloon to the size you want for your lamp and wrap the hemp twine around it using enough glue to secure it. Leave a hole so you can insert the bulb. Let the net dry well before use.

You also have the option of using the thread in its natural state or using one in a particular color.

6. Make pendant lamps out of glass containers

Glass containers for compotes, jams, or pickles are ideal for this craft. What else do you need? Gather and use the following:

  • Glass containers.
  • Strong wire.
  • String.
  • Artificial candles.

This type of handmade lamp is ideal for decorating your garden or outdoor spaces. Making them is very simple, once you finish making each lamp, wash it well and let it dry. With the wire, you can then create clamps to hang your new lights.

Cut the string according to the height at which you want to hang your lamps and before you hang them, insert your candles inside. For safety, make sure you use artificial candles and when you light them, you can enjoy your evening outdoors.

Which idea for making handmade lamps will you choose?

We’ve shared six inspirational and incredible ideas for you to create your own handmade lamps. Choose the one you like the most and unleash your imagination for a unique and original feature.

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