This is a cool way to use an old license plate. This DIY project has you building a lamp stand but you can pick up an already made one at the thrift store. If you want a taller shade use two plates and stack them. Thanks to A Crafty Mix for the neat idea.
I found some awesome license plate mock ups at the local China mall. I loved them so much I bought tons and at only R 30 they were an abSooooLute steal My son, who by the way has just matriculated (mommy is so very proud of you Calin ♥), needed a new bedside table lamp for his bedroom and we thought the plates would make a perfect lamp shade. Add some plumbing bits and you get an easy industrial style lamp.
For the lamp shade
- 2 license plates
- 4 brackets
- 8 Pop rivets and a rivet gun
- Electric light fitting (plastic)
- Galvanized wire
- Insulation tape
For the lamp base
- 1 four way PVC box (25 mm)
- 4 90o galvanized plumbing elbows (20 mm)
- 1 galvanized tube (20 mm)
- Electrical wire, plug and light switch
- Spray paint
To make the lamp shade, measure the horizontal half way mark on each license plate and using a straight piece of wood carefully bend the license plates on the half way mark so they form a 90o angle. Place the license plates together and attach using the brackets and the pop rivets.
Images from A Crafty Mix.
For the full instructions visit A Crafty Mix.