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Making A Rendered Lamp Using Plant Pots

DIY Projects Aug 5, 2021

I’ve wanted a sculptural lamp for a while, and recently got an idea in my head about how I could create it.

I’m really into all sorts of sculptural shapes at the moment, and have been working on an idea for creating a lamp rather than spending up big on one. Enter, this stacked pot lamp. I used grout to make it into one sculptural piece and I think it worked rather well. I’m still looking for a larger lampshade for it!

You need

  • 5 x pots (you can use plastic or terracotta)
  • Ready made grout
  • Glue
  • A lamp kit of puck light
  • A lampshade

How to

Something I learnt when I made this is that the final lamp does ten to be quite heavy. It is quite stable but if you are worried about it tipping over, I suggest first filling the base pot with cement.

1

Start by taking your first pot and placing it face down, and then adding glue on top to cover the base.

2

Stack the next pot on top and add more glue to seal them together.

3

Keep going until you have stacked all the pots up.

4

This is what the stacked pots should look like. Allow the glue to dry.

5

Using grout or plaster, completely cover the outside of the pots, using your hands or a paster applicator to create smooth strokes around the pots. Allow to dry.

6

To add your lighting, you can either attach a lamp kit, or you can use a puck light for an easy alternative.

7

Add your lampshade on top, you can glue it or balance it on depending on your preference.

Voila!

 

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