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My son collects Coke items and needed a desk lamp
My son collects Coke items and needed a desk lamp, so that is how we came up with the theme for the lamp. You could use any brand soft drink t-shirt and any clear drinking glass though.

Here is a pics of the finished lamp:

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 371 projects »
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  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started by making a trip to the dollar store, Goodwill and Walmart:

    - Ugly Grandma lamp with fake plastic pleated shade - $3
    - Heavy Coca Cola glass ($1)
    - Bag of black stones ($1)
    - Bag of star shaped clear stones ($1)
    - Red acrylic paint ($1)
    - 25 ft. replacement cord for the lamp. ($3)
    - Coke T-Shirt (my son's too small t-shirt - free)

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 2
    Step 2

    First we took the lamp apart:

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then preped the replacement cord.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next cut the label off of a plastic Coke bottle and glued, then taped it to the white part of the former lamp.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then pried off the bottom part of the switch housing and removed the old cord and replaced it with the new cord. If you see the finished project, notice what was missed and had to re-done - forgot to put the straw, the metal tubing that holds the wire, the wooden piece and the plastic piece on before writing it to the lamp.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 6
    Step 6

    It had to be taken apart, have all of the above put on first, then re-wired (this is the cord upside down):

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 7
    Step 7

    Next, the glass was filled with the black stones and hand painted the raised lettering on the Coke glass red so it would stand out more:

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 8
    Step 8

    Next decided to paint the wooden part red (sorry, no pic), put the cord in the glass:

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 9
    Step 9

    Next, filled the top of the glass with clear star stones to simulate ice cubes.

    I then started to work on making the lampshade. I first had to get it away from my son as it was using as a goofy hat:

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 10
    Step 10

    I cut the T-shirst coke insignia (centering the insignia) out so it was wide enough to cover the lampshade at the widest section:

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 11
    Step 11

    I then turned the bottom edges under 5/8 of an inch, then stitched red plastic cording from my stash to use as a drawstring on the lampshade, then put it on the shade and drew up the strings and ties them in bows at the bottom and top, but tucked in the strings at the bottom.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Cool Coca Cola Lamp - Step 12
    Step 12

    I then painted the bottom part of the original lamp red, then used glue to glue the glass down.

    As the stones are still loose, will probably find some type of glue to secure them, but my son is happy with it and it looks great on his desk.

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Oh my! I think I just found out the best idea for someone I know that is a coca-cola junkie... though I am not quite sure why you had to replace the cord?
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Ruby d.
Ruby d. · 3 projects
Wooow that's awesome D= It maight also be very cute to give some one, like it =]
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Rae Rae The Jet Plane
Rae Rae The Jet Plane · Los Angeles, California, US · 1 project
Incredible! Very creative
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Patricia S.
Patricia S. · Roma, Queensland, AU · 5 projects
Wow! That is incredibly cute Happy
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