Making a Jug Lamp


Happy Thursday Friends!

I can not believe it is already November! Where in the world did October go?
I have yet to put away any of my Fall decor, but this will be our first Christmas in our new house and I am very anxious to decorate for the upcoming holidays. So I could begin digging things our real soon!

Today I am sharing a project I have done a number of times. When cleaning out my grandma’s barn we came across a ton of old jugs and I knew I wanted to re purpose them into something.

I had been wanting to try make a lamp from an old jug for a while. The jugs that cleaned up well I left clear. The other jugs that were still a little cloudy after cleaning I painted using spray paint.


For this project I gathered the following items:

Lamp Kit
Lamp Harp
E6000 Craft Adhesive
Old Jug
Decorative Shade

Optional Items Needed:
Spray Paint
Looking Glass Spray Paint


When doing the wiring for this project my best suggestion is to follow the instructions given on the lamp kit. The wires for the cord are typically marked for negative and positive. The instructions are pretty clear on how to piece together this part of the lamp kit.


The fun part of this project is that you can really customize the jug to your decor taste.

For my daughter’s room I wrapped it with twine and added a few fabric rosettes.


I love the look of mercury glass! Using Looking Glass Spray Paint I used the same technique as I did on this Mason Jar Project to paint these jugs. For the lamps that I was painting I also used E6000 Glue to attach the lamp kit to the neck of the jug.




I also spray painted a couple of jugs white. There was no need to drill into the jugs to insert the cord because these lamp kits are designed with a hole for the cord to go through as part of the lamp kit.

I hope you give this project a try!
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