Upcycled Lamp

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This adorable lamp began life as a bottle of avocado oil from Costco. When the bottle was finished, I noticed it was colored. Most “colored” glass today is actually a film put on the glass. To test it, look through the opening to the bottom of the vessel. It will usually be clear because manufacturers do not waste time coloring the bottom. When I tested this one, it was green. Since colored glass is rare, I washed the bottle and set it aside for a future etchall project.

When Barbara Bosler, the owner of etchall, asked me to create a lamp using the new Lighten Up Kit, I remembered that green bottle and thought it would be perfect as the lamp base. Here’s how I did it …

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Carefully peel the etchmask off the backing and adhere it to the bottle. Remove any air bubbles and be sure the image is pressed tight on all sides.

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Spread a thick, even layer of etchall etching cream over the cut out image. Wait 15 minutes. Scrape up the etchall cream and return it to the jar to use again. Wipe off any remaining etchall cream, remove the vinyl and then wash the bottle with soap and water.

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I love how etchall works on colored glass. Now it is time to decorate.

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I cut three images from Prima’s new Tales of You and Me collection. I wanted the girl to blend in with the etched butterflies, so I fussy cut around her hat. I then inked the edges and used a Xyron machine to adhere them to the bottle.

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Wrap the bottom of the bottle in twine and add flowers.

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Now, onto the shade …

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Trace the template that comes with the Lighten Up Kit onto a 12×12 sheet of paper. Cut just inside the line.

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Remove the lid from the top and adhere the paper onto the shade.

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Use Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Tape, Scor-Tape, Red Line Tape or something similar to adhere lace to the edge of the lid, and the top and bottom of the shade.

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Adhere a knob to the top of the lid. Once dry, turn on the light by pushing the button under the shade and then place it on the jar (It will light up after placed on the jar).

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This light also looks amazing when the light is off …

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You can make your own lamp with any jar using this new kit … Visit etchall.com to purchase yours, today … use the code CANDYS and you will get 10% off your entire order! Click here and get etching today!

This post is sponsored by etchall, but the designs, instructions and opinions are my own.

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