Think you’re not enough of a techie to whip up your own USB-powered desk lamp?  Think again!  Rebecca from Rebecca Made It found all of the components for this one at Dollar Tree, and assembling it required zero electrical skills.  Your friends will be amazed!  (Don’t worry, we won’t tell them you aren’t really an electronics wizard!)  I love the Swedish-inspired design of the lamp, especially the addition of the yarn zig-zag around the edge of the shade.  [how to make a USB desk lamp]

Project estimate:

  • USB LED light, $1
  • USB extension cord, on hand or $1 and up
  • Mini tripod, $1
  • Wire mesh pencil cup, $1
  • Yarn, on hand
  • Tape or glue, on hand

Total:  $3 and up