Friday, October 21, 2016

How to make a desk lamp with can

A little addition to my daughter desk with a homemade lamp. This was quite simple to make and cost almost nothing. I used a can to make the lampshade, some 1x2 in. wood pieces for the foot, 2 yard of wire, a plug, a switch, a socket, and a bulb. The pencil holders are also a DIY, I made them with plastic bottles and a tuna can....It seams that I'm a lot into can recycling lately ;) The tutorial for the pencil holder is HERE.

Use the plug as a shape and draw a circle in the back of the can with a sharpie. Cut it out, little by little, using a cutter.

Cut four pieces in the 2x1 in. wood. Three pieces have to be 8 inches length and one is 12 1/2 in. long. One edge of the longer piece must be cut at a 45 degree angle.

With a drill, make two holes in the back of the can, just under the socket hole.

Screw a 8in. wood with the can. Put the two screw from the inside of the can. I used 3/4 in. screw, that way, it doesn't go through the wood.

Keep building the lamp foot, by fixing the 12 1/2 in. wood at the end of the 8 in. one. The 45 degree angle next to the end of the first wood. Use some glue and two screws to fix both wood together.

To make the base, glue and screw two 8 in. wood pieces, aligned with the end of the wood. You must place one on each side, and use two screws to fix them.

Drill two holes in the lamp foot, to pass the wire. On in the first wood and a second  next to the base. The drill bit must be the same dimension as you cable wire. Pass the wire through the holes, then mount the switch and the plug.

Use a glue gun or any silicon glue, to fix the socket into the can hole. Then you can put the bulb in place, please use only energy saving bulb or LED.

The last thing to do is to make the lampshade pretty. Cut a rectangle of paper, same dimension as your can, and glue it around. I like to use glue stick, it avoids the paper from curling.

And done!!! A brand new desk lamp! What do you think? Of course you can easily personalize it, you can for example paint the wood, and choose any paper graphic you like! If you make one, I would love to see it!! Just drop me a comment!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Creepy Halloween candle holder

We still have a few days left before Halloween, it's plenty of time to make some extra frightening decor. Those creepy candle holder will give you some cool lighting in the front porch during Halloween night. As they are pretty simple to make, do not hesitate to make severals and disperse them around your haunted house. You will find my tutorial, with step by step explanations and pics, on Bob Vila.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

DIY to try # faux fur projects

Winter time is almost back, do you have any winter DIY project planed for the next weeks? I think the huge blanket I made last year can be putting back on our bed! I didn't add any winter decor in the house yet, but when I saw this pic on pinterest, I thought that some faux fur will be a nice addition! Here are some great tutorials to get inspired by! Let's make some awesome faux fur projects to keep the house warm and cosy!

 DIY fur vest // Sew DIY

DIY faux fur rug // View along the way

DIY faux fur bench // Bigger than the three of us

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