Cordless DIY Mini Lamp Utilizing a Thrifted Terracotta Vase

The way to flip a thrifted vase right into a battery operated cordless DIY mini lamp in lower than 5 minutes + the very best mini lamps for kitchen counter tops.

cordless diy lamp using a thrifted vase

Every time I pop into the thrift retailer, there are specific sections at all times on my hit checklist first: furnishings, artwork, and vases!

Virtually any time I’m going thrifting, I can virtually assure I’ll discover one thrift retailer decor merchandise in a type of three sections that’s price taking house to make use of for some type of adorning undertaking.

terracotta vase from the thrift store

The way to Make a Cordless DIY Mini Lamp Utilizing a Vase

Final 12 months, I discovered this cute $5 terracotta vase that was truly nice while not having any form of paint job on it. But it surely was destined for one thing extra…

It made the proper cordless DIY lamp! And it took actually 1 minute to place collectively. It’s so completely excellent whenever you wish to cozy up your kitchen to place a mini lamp on a kitchen countertop.

Truthfully, this one hardly even deserves the necessity for a tutorial, however I’ll stroll you thru the “gentle bulb second” (pun completely supposed).

battery operated mini lamp on a kitchen countertop with pleated shade, black tray, and plant

Provides Wanted

  • Vase of your alternative (a vase with a thin neck roughly the diameter of a light-weight bulb socket works finest)
  • Mini lamp shade of your alternative (I see small lamp shades at thrift shops on a regular basis so preserve a watch out subsequent time you go) I discovered this shade on Etsy final 12 months and stole it from a special lamp in my workplace.
  • Battery powered puck gentle in smooth white or heat white (and AA batteries)

I completely cracked my vase accidentally simply earlier than deciding to do that undertaking and needed to tremendous glue the neck again on. Yay me.

However turning it right into a cordless DIY mini lamp truly makes the crack rather less noticeable. It’s presupposed to look rustic anyway, proper?

terracotta vase, pleated lamp shade, and puck light


Step 1 – Place Puck Gentle Inside Shade

Stability the battery powered puck gentle within the lamp shade cage. In case you are utilizing a bigger lamp shade, this battery powered gentle bulb may additionally work.

(The bulb is even higher since you’ll be able to recharge it while not having to buy batteries. It’s finest to make use of rechargeable batteries in puck lights.) It’s also possible to set them on a timer and/or function them with a distant to regulate dimming.

These lights are finest used for including coziness to a room as this lamp by itself isn’t vibrant sufficient to make use of as a most important gentle supply. The mini lamp is sweet to activate for atmosphere within the kitchen whereas cooking and consuming dinner within the evenings.

I normally can use a puck gentle for about 2 hours per day (utilizing increased high quality rechargeable batteries like Energizer or Duracell), and it lasts a few month.

placing a battery light inside of a lamp shade

Step 2 – Stability Shade on Prime of Vase

Place the lamp shade on high of the vase’s neck to steadiness it. You might additionally use a couple of glue dots or double sided mounting tape to maintain it in place.

That’s it! So fast and simple!

placing a pleated lamp shade on top of a terracotta vase

The way to Flip a Vase right into a Actual Electrical DIY Lamp

You might nonetheless flip a thrifted vase into an actual plug-in DIY lamp utilizing this lamp equipment, when you most well-liked.

You may observe this tutorial to flip a vase right into a plug-in DIY lamp.

I do like that since this lamp is on our kitchen countertop although, I don’t have to fret about ugly cords including litter. So the cordless lamp route is ideal when utilizing it in a kitchen for a pair hours within the evenings at dinner.

cordless DIY mini lamp on a kitchen countertop with bowl of apples, kitchen art, and planter

Isn’t it to so cute on this nook of our kitchen?

As if I wanted one more reason to purchase extra vases from the thrift retailer. 😉

Should you love the look of kitchen lamps however don’t wish to undergo the DIY lamp route although, I rounded up a bunch of cute mini lamps for kitchen counter tops from funds to high-end and in between.

cordless DIY mini lamp on a kitchen countertop with bowl of apples, kitchen art, and planter

Assume you’ll leap on board the kitchen lamp development? Or check out a cordless DIY lamp your self utilizing a vase round the home?

Any time cozy lighting is concerned, I’m right here for it!

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