Lamp jones.

I have been stockpiling prescription bottles that are a perfect orange.  When we get to know each other better you will figure that orange is my favorite color.  I am not sure what my obsession with lamps is all about but I literally NEED to make them.  Almost every room in my house is outfitted with a custom lamp by moi.  At this point I would like to thank my long suffering family for their patience and ease in the wake of my most recent “hobby” (and they never said a peep about perhaps me burning down the house).  So I say today we make a night light!!!!!!  My youngest has been having bad dreams as of late and I intend to ease her pain.  In trademark Shannon style, I scrounge.

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step 1. start with scraps  and cut to same size. step 2. attach them with some random attachy thing found in basement.

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step 3. Because I am using different textures of wood, decopague using YES glue which is the best glue ever.

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I really don’t want the bottles to stick so far out so I aim to cut them down. One of my personal favorite tools is known as the pipe cutter.  I realize quickly that it wants to crush my plastic so I find a suitable pipe to put inside the bottle so it can do its job properly.

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I quickly trim all of the bottles and move onto design, yes I know, backwards.  I choose something that would make her happy if awakened in the middle of the night by a pesky dream.

After laying it out on the wood I get my handy Makita out and start drilling partial holes with my 1 1/4 paddle bit.  I then use another bit to drill all the way through the wood and apply glue.

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The tops to said prescription bottles make great glue holders can’t recycle them might as well use them before they are sent to the landfill.

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I forgot to take a picture at the next stage. Sometimes you can’t interrupt genius.  I inserted a cut bottle into each hole and let it dry for a couple hours.  When it was almost dry (impatient) I flipped it over and began inserting Led fairy lights into each hole.  I then put a few eye hooks and some picture wire and hung it up.

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she seems to like it and hopefully it put her beautiful big brain at ease in the middle of the night.