Concrete Lamp DIY
I meant to post this for a while now, because it was a Christmas present for my dad. I took some pictures along the way for you to try it as well. It’s fun!
I did not have a lamp fitting, but I had an Ikea lamp I didnt need, and so I kind of destroyed it;-)
▼ First you cut the back of your paper mache letter, so you are able to fill the concrete into the letter. Cut a hole at the bottom for the wire.
▲ Mix the concrete, 1:1 (if not described different on package). I always use a little bit less water, then it dries faster.
▼ Cut a hole for the lamp fitting on top and lay some plastic wrap over it (or some thin paper), so no concrete flows into the fitting.
▲ Fill 1/3 of the letter with concrete.
▼ Lay the fitting into the letter. Run the wire through the hole. (See no.2)
▲ Fill the rest of the concrete into the letter.
▼ Let dry over night.
▲ You might want to lay books or something heavy next to the letter, so it keeps the shape (the cardboard will get wet and softer).
▼ Carefully remove cardboard the next day. Screw in the bulb. Wrap the wire with neon thread to give it some pop!
If you want to do something smaller, try this!