How to Create a Flask Lamp

Use this step-by-step to make a quirky and fun desk lamp featured in HGTV Magazine.

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Photo by: Zach Desart

Zach Desart

Materials Needed:

  • 5-liter, 8.5” glass flask
  • flask stand
  • Edison light bulb, 30 watt
  • 10” glass plate

Purchase Supplies

Purchase a 5-liter glass flask and flask stand at www.onlinesciencemall.com and a 30-watt Edison light bulb at 1000bulbs.com (S21 Edison Style). You can find a 10” glass plate online at anchorhocking.oneida.com.

Go to Your Local Glass Store

Ask them to cut a 4” inch round hole into the bottom of your flask, large enough so your light bulb will fit through the opening.

Visit a Lighting Expert

Have the flask wired at your local lighting store. Consider a dimmer switch so you can adjust the lighting.

Insert Bulb

Slip the wire and bulb into the flask's bottom hole, and then feed the wire through the mouth of the flask.

Attach Flask to Stand

Attach the flask to top ring on the stand. Rest the 10” round plate on the bottom ring of the stand for a finished look. Plug it in.

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