Pineapple Lamp

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I'm really excited about sharing this DIY. Seeing as we're moving into the house in a month or two, I've started to think of a lot more home-based DIY projects. A while ago, I found this Pinterest craft and decided that it really looked like a pineapple. A pineapple lamp seemed like a really good idea and so I gave it a go. I can't believe how well it went! It was a really fast project; I had it finished in an evening and it totally brightens up my room.
You will need:
- A small lamp
- A wide bottle (I used a squash bottle)
- Plastic spoons (I used exactly 125!)
- Yellow paint
- Green cardstock
- A glue gun
- X-acto Knife

Step 1

Take the lamp shade off your lamp and keep it unplugged until you have completely finished. Using an X-acto knife, cut off the base of your bottle and the spout so it is open on both sides. My bottle was a little long and so it needed some shortening. I cut a chunk out of the middle and then glue-gunned the two sides back together.

Step 2

Using tough scissors or by carefully snapping them, remove the spoons from their handles. Now paint your spoons. Surprisingly, you can just paint them using acrylic paint, but they do need two coats to make them look more opaque.

Step 3

Start applying your spoons to the base of your bottle using minimal glue.

Step 4

When you have finished, start applying your second layer putting the spoons in the gaps between the first layers.

Step 5

Keep on going until you get to the very top layer. This will use fewer spoon and so there will be bigger gaps between them. I did a second layer on top of this to fill in the gaps.

Step 6

Now cut a spiny star shape out of your green cardstock. Cut a hole out of the center so the paper will not overheat from the heat of the lamp.

Step 7

Carefully bend the spines over to shape them a little. Using a glue gun, attach the green star over the rough top of the spoons.

Step 8

To make your spines, cut out spear shapes, apply glue to the base and apply to the inside of the plastic bottle. Again shape the leaves to make them bend over slightly.

Step 9

When all of your spines have been placed, cut them slightly to different sizes and finally shape to make them look perfectly pineappley!

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  • by bucky_111
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    heres a link to a page that has a couple more pics that might help out with the structure.

  • by dkrobinson67
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    I would really like to make this lamp but not sure of the type of bottle can you be more explicit. Like a 2lt. or a smaller size please let me know........ Thank You Kim Robinson

  • by lovealfalfa
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    HI :) this looks amazing!! What is under the plastic bottle as not to burn it? Like holding the bottle in place?
    Thanks :)

    • by bucky_111
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      bucky_111 Rate this comment 0 0 | Report heres a link that might help you out. I cant see how long ago you posted on here so hope your still interested in making this cute little lamp!