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Video: Make an Anthro-Inspired Teaset Lamp

9 April 2012 8,712 views 3 Comments

by heather

One of my favorite sections in the dollar store is the kitchen and dining section! I love looking at all the dishes, plates, and mugs and dreaming about how I could transform them into something fun. I am here to announce that HERE is the fun thing that we should all be turning our dollar store dishes into! An Anthropologie-inspired teaset lamp! Mandi from Vintage Revivals has a fabulous tutorial on how to make your own custom Anthro-inspired lamp. Watch the video here on how to make it, or visit the photo tutorial at Mandi's blog: [how to make a teaset lamp]

Mandi taught us how to make it on Get a Little Creative, so keep reading to find out more about this super fun show.

teaset lamp

You'll need a few things you can't get at the dollar store (take a trip to your hardware store for the other components), but overall this is a great way to get a designer look for less. One of the biggest investments for this project, the diamond tile drill bit, will cost about $18, but it is a one-time investment and you will be able to make multiple lamps with the drill bit.

Project Estimate:

  • About 10 pieces of dishware, $10 and up or on hand
  • Diamond tile drill bit, $18
  • Lamp kit, about $12 (I found a Make-A-Lamp Kitat Amazon, but you can get these at your local home improvement store)
  • Lamp pipe, $4

Total: $44

Get a Little Creative

get a little creative

Last year, Jen from Tatertots & Jello, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and I filmed a web show called “Get a Little Creative” on My Craft Channel. It was such a fun project, but we all have a lot going on so we decided not to film a second season. If you want to watch the episodes they are all available to watch anytime you want: Get a Little Creative Episodes.

Well guess what? We found one episode (at the top of the post) that got lost in the vault. I don't want to play favorites, but we just might have saved the best for last -- one of them most creative and fun bloggers I know, our guest Mandi from Vintage Revivals. Mandi is one of the most fun bloggers I've met! In this video, she teaches us how to make the Anthropologie-Inspired Tea Pot Lamp she has become famous for on her blog.

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  • Victoria said:

    I love this craft! I actually left out the lamp part and used it as a jewelry rack :) so cute.

  • Craft Wars Ep 2: Biggest CraftFail & Contestant Interview | CraftFail said:

    [...] met Mandi last summer when she was a guest on my webshow Get a Little Creative. Mandi is one of the most talented DIY home decor/craft bloggers I know. She is fun, has GREAT [...]

  • Sherry W said:

    I am super excited to make this for the house. What a great piece! Now comes the fight over where to put it, lol!

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