How to Build a Bubble Lamp for $40

Even craft-averse types can pull off this whimsical, easy-to-make design in under an hour (6 Photos)

Jane Nussbaum on Aug 17, 2010 at 8:54AM

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How to Build a Bubble Lamp for $40

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Step One: Prep Your Cord

To form the base of this easy-hanging chandelier, you’ll need a long lamp cord, like Ikea’s Hemma cord set. For a softer, more streamlined lamp, first give the outside of the cord’s light socket two coats of white paint—or leave it as-is for some tough-looking contrast.

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