Upcycled Pickle Jar Decorative Lamp- Part Two

It all began with three broken lamps up in our attic, and a spaghetti jar.  I had an idea jump into my head one day, to upcycle these broken lamps with glass jars. I decided to produce the first of what I was hoping would be three cloth-covered decorative lamps.  I was very happy with how  Upcycled Spaghetti Jar Decorative Lamp turned out so I decided to move forward with lamp # 2.  This time I wanted to use brightly colored fabric on the glass.  I had this great pickle jar that was slightly larger than the spaghetti jar I used previously.  I also had some left over fabric from a previous project called Upcycled Wooden Pedestal Bowl, and Restyled Side Table  that  was orange, red, yellow and black.

I cut a large piece of fabric, enough to wrap around the sides of the jar.  I traced the bottom of the jar, (which would be the top of the lamp) onto the fabric with a sharpie marker, and cut it out with scissors. I applied Mod Podge to the outside of the jar, and applied the fabric carefully around it.  I used twine to tie the fabric at the bottom.  This actually looked great and allowed the fabric to touch the base.  I then glued the rest of the fabric to the top of the lamp.  I allowed this to dry and then I applied the Mod Podge over the fabric.

Upcycled Pickle Jar Decorative lamp

I love the red hue the light gives off.  It was very difficult to get a picture of what the lamp actually looks like.  I had to play around quite a bit with the camera settings.  I have this on the fireplace mantel in our living room.  Stay tuned for lamp # 3!

Pickle Jar Lamp pictured with Upcycle Wooden Ped bowl

Upcycled Pickle Jar Lamp Pictured with Upcycled wooden Pedestal bowl.  Love this fabric!

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