Make a Hanging Lamp with John Goodson
|Photos by D'Aundra Wallace|
|John Goodson and a few of his hanging lamps, which you can pick up at the GrowOp in downtown Phoenix.|
We wanted to make something that was simple, inexpensive and customizable so we went to local artist John Goodson. The ASU student and craftsman makes a variety of home décor pieces ranging from wall art to lighting.
We love lamp. We love lamp and we're not just saying that because we had Goodson teach us how to make a sweet hanging one out of a mason jar.
Find out how to make your own jar light in seven easy steps, after the jump...
You will need:
- Mason jar
- Light kit (can be found at Urban Outfitters, Ikea, and hardware stores)
- (CFL) lightbulb
- Utility knife
- Tape -- electrical and masking
- Optional supplies: glue gun, newspaper, white spray paint, yarn, ceiling hooks, and Polyurethane paint
2. With the hammer and nail poke holes along the outline of the circle approximately ½ inch apart.
3. Use the utility knife to "connect the dots" and cut out the inside.
4. Line the inside of the lid with electrical tape. Be careful, the edges will be very sharp.
5. Use masking tape and newspaper to section of part of the jar. The portion that you leave uncovered will be spray-painted. Goodson recommends that you let the paint dry for at least 24 hours before proceeding.
This step is also optional.
That's it! You did it. Now you can gift this cool lamp to family or friends or keep it for yourself. This lamp is best for indoors (you don't want to get the cord wet) so don't forget ceiling hooks.
|Get creative with your lamp designs. Customize them to reflect your favorite things or to match your décor.|