March 18, 2013

Honey Bear Bottle Lamp

Remember those honey bear bottles that you use during breakfast? I'm going to show you how you can upcycle your bottles into night lamps.

You will need an empty and cleaned honey bear bottle, lightbulb and chord for lightbulb which you can buy at the home depot. My light bulb is a 5 watt warm white compact fluorescent light.

Next cut the bottom part of the bottle using an exacto knife or a plain cutter. The type of plastic is a little harder than the usual PET water bottle so be patient with cutting and be careful not to hurt yourself. I kind of stabbed myself in the hand but it's nothing serious.

Spray 3 coats of white spray paint on the bottle and let it dry. Once it's dry, then place the lightbulb underneath the bottle.

And here's the final product! You can use it as a night lamp for a child's bedroom.

It won't really melt the plastic bottle. I have observed it for a few hours and so far the plastic did not feel warm. The cap portion is open anyway so there's enough space for the warm air to escape.

What do you think? :)
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