A brandy glass is shorter than a wine glass and has a deeply curved bottom that maintains the aroma of the drink.
Table lamps, on the other hand, give light to a dark room. At times, they also set the mood of a place. They can be used as a personal light source or as a design for an event.
Today’s tutorial combines both of these seemingly unrelated objects and shows you how to make a unique brandy glass table lamp. Sounds fun and unique right?! All you need are simple materials and creativity! Let’s begin making this!
Step 1: Prepare all the materials needed for this tutorial:
- brandy glass
- paper cup (this should fit the brandy glass)
- 3 pieces of colored paper (light blue, orange and yellow)
- cutter or X-acto knife
- hot glue
- a pair of scissors
Step 2: Measure an inch from the bottom of the paper cup. Mark it using a pencil.
Step 3: Make a fine line around the paper cup to assure that the cut will be equal throughout.
Step 4: Cut the bottom part of the cup using the pencil line as guide.
Step 5: Cut strips of yellow, orange and light blue papers. The width of the strip should be at least 1.5 centimeter thick.
Step 6: Cut the strips diagonally first. Cut an opposite diagonal afterwards to form diamond-shaped colored papers.
Step 7: Hot glue the diamond-shaped paper. Use the middle line of the diamond as reference to the lining of the cup’s mouth.
Step 8: Keep on gluing the colored diamond-shaped papers on the paper cup. Make sure that the papers are glued in an alternate fashion based on their colors.
Step 9: Upon reaching the top opening of the cup (this was the removed bottom part of the cup), glue the last row of the diamond-shaped papers using the same principle used in step 7. The middle of the diamond should align to the line of the cup’s edge.
Step 10: Place the tealight inside the brandy glass.
Step 11: Carefully light the tealight inside the brandy glass. It is better to use a kitchen lighter, rather than an ordinary lighter for this, especially if you are just a beginner.
Step 12: Put the cover on the brandy glass to form a lamp.
Step 13: Tada! Finally done! You can now set the mood of your room using the unique brandy glass table lamp!
This brandy glass table lamp can be also used as display even when the lights are off. It looks pretty and it adds beauty to the place. You can make several of these and light the room with style. Who say’s brandy glasses are just for drinking?! Try making one now