Make a Globe Lamp
The round shape of a globe is perfect for creating a lamp shade. Whether you have a fascination with continents and countries or simply desire to represent your earth-awareness, creating a lamp out of a globe is the perfect project. Creating this decoration is simple and can be done within a group or individually, and is appropriate for an office or a child's room. This project can be done with old or new globes, easily found in local school supply or office stores.
1 Screw off the top and bottom screws from the globe, and remove it from its original stand. Set the stand aside.
2 Place the globe on its side so the equator is perpendicular to the work surface. Insert a utility knife at the equator and slowly turn the globe, following the line with the knife, until it has been severed in to two halves. Set one half aside.
3 Apply a layer of gloss or light or white paint, checking the label to ensure that it is not flammable, if desired, to the inside of the globe to create a finish. However, remember to only apply a thin layer as the paint will block the light if too much is applied.
4 Screw the LED globe bulb manufacturer in to the designated socket in the lamp. This low wattage will create an even glow through the lamp, allowing you to see all the borders and names of the countries without hurting your eyes.
5 Remove the top screw of the LED globe light supplier, where the shade will sit. Insert the top of the globe through the metal jutting out, where the screw was removed. Enlarge the top hole of the globe, if necessary to make it fit, using the crafting knife.
6 Replace the top screw of the lamp, ensuring it creates a snug fit around the top of the globe. Turn on the lamp and use as desired.
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