How to Make a Table Lamp Using a POM Bottle

  • 01 of 05

    Exclusive: You Can Make This Stylish Table Lamp Using Liquid Plastic

    Deirdre Sullivan / The Spruce

    This DIY is the last tutorial in our three-part project series that shows how to create stylish lamp bases using POM Wonderful juice bottles. 

    To learn how to create this elegant table lamp keep reading. 

    Below are the links to our other two projects:

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  • 02 of 05

    Supply List for POM Bottle Table Lamp

    Deirdre Sullivan / The Spruce

    Here's what you'll need:

    • One box of Smooth-Cast 300. It's a liquid plastic casting material. 
    • A slip-Uno fitter lamp shade. I used a round one by Hampton Bay that has a 6-inch top, 10-inch bottom, and 7.5-inch slant.

    • The tools and supplies listed here, except you'll be using a 12-foot candelabra cord set that works with E12 bulbs.
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  • 03 of 05

    How to Make Your POM Bottle Table Lamp

    Deirdre Sullivan / The Spruce

    Here's what you'll need to do:

    1. Follow the instructions for prepping your bottles.
    2. Follow the instructions for attaching lamp pipe.
    3. Follow the instructions for casting POM bottle.
    4. Follow the instructions for removing the plastic bottles.
    5. Before you sand and paint your model, you'll need to create a hole in the lamp base for the electrical cord as shown above.
    6. Follow the instructions for priming and painting. FYI, the table lamp featured in this tutorial was spray painted using a can of...MORE Krylon Short Cuts.
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  • 04 of 05

    How to Wire Your POM Bottle Table Lamp

    Deirdre Sullivan / The Spruce

    I wired my lamp with a 12-foot candelabra cord set that works with an E12 bulb. Here's how:

    • Cut the electrical plug off the end of the lamp cord.
    • Threaded the cord, cut end first, into the lamp base.
    • Before I pulled the cord through the hole in the lamp base, I tied it in a knot to secure it in place.
    • Replaced the electrical plug I cut off with a snap-in-place one. You can find plugs like these at most hardware stores. ​
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  • 05 of 05

    Enjoy Your New Lamp!

    Deirdre Sullivan / The Spruce

    Make sure you check out the other two lamp projects in this three-part DIY series: