Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gettin' Crafty

ISSUE: busted porcelain lamp (yeah, I'm clumsy)

SOLUTION: create your own lamp stand using an old glass bottle

THINGS YOU'LL NEED: glass bottle, string, rope, or thread, cold water, lighter fluid, and a lighter.

PROCESS: wrap the string around the point in the bottle you would like to cut. Soak the string in lighter fluid. Light the string on fire, holding the bottom of the bottle with one hand. Let the string burn until it goes out, then drop the bottle in cold water. If the bottle does not break on it's own, apply pressure to the heated area to break the bottle.

Get creative with this one. My handy man of a boyfriend was able to rewire this lamp around the bottle, but let your imagination run wild. --- ship in a bottle perhaps? Use the bottom half too! Ashtray maybe?

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