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Make a Cocktail Umbrella Lamp

6 January 2010 8,713 views 11 Comments

by heather

I have always been in love with cocktail umbrellas (haven't you?), and I recently found some at the dollar store! I snatched up a couple packages and decided it was time to make another dollar store lamp. This turned out so cute! It looks great even when it's not lit up. I would love to try making a pendant lamp version as well, but I need to find a cheap pendant lamp kit first (I know they have them at IKEA, but I don't get over there as much as I get to the dollar store!) I posted my tutorial for making the lamp over at Ohdeedoh. [how to make a cocktail umbrella lamp]

Supplies needed:

  • Styrofoam disc, 6 for $1 ($.17)
  • 2+ packages of cocktail umbrellas, $2 and up
  • Small vase or glass, on hand or $1
  • Battery-operated tealight or other light source, 2 for $1
  • Knife, on hand

Total: $2.67

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  • Adventures in Dressmaking said:

    Sooooo fun!

  • DirtyShirt said:

    So cute. Link’s not working though.

  • Mod Podge Amy said:

    Oh goodness, I love this!

  • Andrea said:

    Cute…you know what I also see?…a Funky…”outside the box” wedding bouquet!!

  • Kathryn said:

    This would be great for an outdoor summer party (or an indoor pretending it is summer during the winter party).

  • Tracey said:

    This is really Cute! Great for a summertime outdoor picnic. I could not access the tutorial though?

  • heather (author) said:

    Yay, the post is up. Sorry for the delay, peeps!

  • Heather H said:

    Ok, just checked out how to make it- SO stinking easy! I love it!

  • Kelly said:

    This would make an adorable nightlight in a little girls room!

  • Mia said:

    so easy to make plus its cool

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