Vintage tea tin pendant lightsJune 25th, 2009 in member junk
After finding a ton of EXTREMELY inexpensive prisms at the local hardware store I decided to upcycle some of the many, many (many, many, MANY) tea tins I had stashed all over the house. The tins are always so pretty I have to buy them, but there are only so many things you can store in tins. Finally I had another useful purpose for them and it is beautiful too!
It is extremely easy to do, just buy a low-wattage lamp kit, drill a hole the appropriate size in the bottom of the tin, wire it, attach pendants & voila! I was fortunate the prism pendants that I purchased were made with very strong magnets, so I didn't have to drill holes for the sparklies. It is fairly easy to do as the metal is relatively thin. Make sure that you are using a bit made specifically for metal, it makes it a lot easier.
I am also working on a table lamp that utilizes the lid of the tin as its base. This I will do with the tins whose graphics don't work well with being turned upside down. Tins with more abstract designs work best for the pendant light project.
Pattern or design used: My own design - vintage tea ton pendant lights
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