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How To Make A DIY Demijohn Lamp

Make your own DIY Demijohn Lamp for under $10 with just a few supplies. The project can be made in about 30 minutes. Quick and easy crafts are the best!

I wanted to share a DIY Demijohn lamp that I just finished. I picked up this great old moonshine jug at Job Lot for $5! It looks very similar to the demijohns sold at Ballard’s for much more than $5!  




I needed a lamp for my bedroom & knew this would be the perfect size. I bought a lamp kit from Lowes and followed the directions to have the cord outside the lamp.

If you are really handy you can drill a hole in the bottom of the glass & place the cord on the inside, but I am not so I left it out. I have to thank my co-worker Ryan who assisted with the lamp kit, as I had a little trouble with the wiring.

I think the next time I will buy the light kit that is already put together, lol!  Once the light was ready, I took an old shade that I picked up at a thrift store & decoupaged it with this beautiful paper to go with the colors in my room.

It looks great on my nightstand.

The total price was $10! Now look at the demijohn price alone at Ballards:

The possibilities are endless with these great finds! They also have red, orange & purple. My mind is racing with ideas! I’m sure I will be showing more projects with these $5 steals.

Hmmm… how about red vases for 4th of July? I really want to make one with a burlap shade. I think that would look really cool!




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Thursday 11th of June 2015

Pretty!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you come back tomorrow!! Pinned!!

Karen @ karensuponthehill

Monday 8th of June 2015

Love it!You should stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party each Monday!Karen

Michelle James

Monday 8th of June 2015

Thanks Karen! I just linked up to your party. Thanks for hosting! Michelle

Audra @ Renewed Projects

Sunday 7th of June 2015

I converted a couple of demijohn's to lamps, too, but your lampshade turned out so much better! Mine were all wrinkly. :(

Michelle James

Monday 8th of June 2015

Thanks Audra. I have had that happen with Modge Podge too. I used less on this project initially & once it was dry, I went back & gave it another coat to seal it. It seemed to work better. Have a good day! Michelle

Trish Martin

Sunday 7th of June 2015

Michelle, you found a great deal. Now you have a cute lamp.

Michelle James

Monday 8th of June 2015

Thanks Trish. Hope you are doing well & enjoying your daughter home for the Summer. Amazing a entire year has flown by since our girls left for College. Michelle


Sunday 7th of June 2015

Clever idea! Great way to repurpose!

Michelle James

Monday 8th of June 2015

Thanks Jane. I love being able to repurpose at a great price! Michelle