Monday, June 16, 2014

How to Turn An Ordinary Rock Into an Oil Lamp

Yes, you can make a rock into a lamp like the one seen here. My friend, Shelley, recently published a tutorial, Caveman Lamp for a Modern Table, on Hubpages and I would love to share it with you.

Shelley used to work for a "home and garden" magazine and learned a great deal about crafting home decor during her tenure there.

It might be hard to believe that my friend (who is a real lady) made this de-light-ful lamp from an ordinary rock. In her tutorial, Shelley shows you exactly what products she used to craft this cozy lamp. I will tell you that on a scale of 1 (easy) to 10 (difficult), this project will probably be a 5. Having the help of a resident "caveman" would come in handy, I am sure. Shelley also makes recommendations for products to use for making this oil lamp. Her step-by-step instructions make this craft project a do-able one.  I honestly think that even this "Wilma" could make a rock into an oil lamp without the help of a "Fred, but I am really quite handy. My husband might not realize this fact because I allow him to believe that he is the head caveman.

I can just picture a set of these rock oil lamps on the railing of my deck. Shelley says that one can use citronella oil in the reservoir to ward off bugs if you use these lamps for outdoor lighting. Ah, the bug free atmosphere is already calling me to find some rocks and get drilling!






6 comments:

  1. What a marvelous crafty share, Mickie! I love Shelley's Caveman Lamp from rocks craft! And this has just given me another project idea for when I figure out what Dremel tool and bits to purchase for a growing list of DIY crafts! Thanks, too, for the intro to Magnolia Mama on Squidoo! Wow! You are a wealth of fun today, Mickie!

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  2. Hi, Mickie! Thanks so much for your review of my Caveman Lamp project. Right now I have an assortment of rocks on my terrace, each with a mysterious hole drilled in the center. If something happens and I don't turn them into lamps, I guess I'll have the makings for one heck of a cavewoman necklace!

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    1. I bet you could "carry" the look off!

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  3. I have always wanted to make a slate oil light. Perfect timing to have found your post. I look forward to checking out the tutorial. Thanks! Such a fabulous project.

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  4. What a totally awesome idea and craft! This would be the perfect lamp idea for an outdoor party or back porch, I love it!

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