DIY Hanging Lamp
Happy Friday! 🙂 While I was at the What Cheer Flea a few weeks ago, I came across this old wire fishing trap. Immediately, the creative light bulbs turned on. It was the perfect size and shape for a lamp! The corner in our guest room had been in need of a lamp, so I snatched up the trap with the high hopes of a successful DIY.
And today I am so excited to finally be able to share the finished product with you! The project only took a few materials and was very easy to make. I hope that you will be inspired to make your own as well!
To make the lamp, I used a socket and cord set, twine, light bulb, fishing trap, and some wire. The socket and cord set I found on Amazon, but I believe that you can find them in almost any home or hardware store. I found the vintage lightbulb at Lowe’s, but that too you can find at almost any home/hardware store.
To begin, I simply wrapped
the cord in twine. (This is a great project to do on a rainy day during a Netflix marathon, as it will take you some time. ;))
Once the cord was finished, we had to figure out a way to attach the socket to the trap. Thankfully, God gave me a genius for a hubby, and he suggested that we pop off the top of the socket and insert a wire that we would in turn attach to the trap. Wire to the DIY rescue again!
We took the ends of the wire, strung them through the trap mesh, and then wrapped them back around the cord for stability. This last step was to help keep the the light centered and balanced in the trap.
Annnd its done! 🙂
We are thrilled with the way it turned out, and adds a fun touch of personality to a functional piece. Hope you were inspired to go out and find your own lamp-worthy trap or basket! There are so many possibilities! If you do create one, post a picture on Instagram and tag me in it (@graceunmeasured) and use the hashtag #GUBlogCreate. I would love to see what you come up with!
xx, Julia 🙂