This is one of those ideas that really materialized over time. I remember seeing Christmas lights encased in different sorts of bottles thinking that the idea could be taken much further. Then it struck me one day in Target while looking at a vase that I thought would make a beautiful lamp base – why not?
This project literally took two steps, drilling two holes into the vase and installing the lamp kit. Drilling the holes was much easier than you’d imagine, it just took a special diamond drill bit made for marble, tile, and glass. You have to use water on the surface to keep it from overheating, put the drill on full speed, but go slowly (don’t push).
The lamp kit was all together in a little package at Lowes with everything I needed and instructions on how to assemble it.
What I love most about this project is that it was super low-cost ($12 for the vase at Home Goods and $9 for the lamp parts) and the possibilities are really endless. You could use any vessel of your choosing as long as it had a wide enough base to support the weight. I think I’m going to make my simple hurricane lamp a little partner for a chic pair.
Keep reading below for the full ‘how-to’ !