Transform ordinary pots or planters into extraordinary table lamps with very little time and money―no electrician required!
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn
- Pot or vase: We chose a tall, white faux-bois vase and a moss-covered terra-cotta pot. It’s okay to use a pot with a drainage hole, but you will need to plug it.
- Lamp kit: Our kit from lampstuff.com (Non-drilling Vase Lamp Kit) included a precut pipe 1 inch taller than our pot, a wired socket, and a harp.
- Plaster of Paris and a putty trowel: Both are available at your local hardware store.
- Lampshade: Take your pot to a lamp shop to find the best match. Editor’s tip: The width of the shade should not exceed the height of the lamp base.