Video Tutorial: How to Make a Tripod Table Lamp

August 26, 2013

Video Tutorial: How to Make a Tripod Table Lamp


This project is deceptively simple. Using a vintage drum snare stand from eBay, I made this cute extendable tripod table lamp using a bottle lamp converter kit. The video is 10 minutes long and it wouldn't take too much longer than that for anyone playing at home. I just love those bottle lamp converter kits!


DIY Tripod Lamps - Read more tips and tutorials on making DIY lampshades at



    • Upcycled Tripod - Get creative here! You can use an old music stand, camera tripods - anything with 3 legs and a bit of character.
    • Bottle Lamp Kit
    • Screwdriver


    In this video tutorial, I used a Lamp Shade Bulb Clip Adapter to install the lampshade, since the kit does not include a harp and my type of lampshade did require one. Do you like the lampshade I used? Read our tutorial on how to make an Ombre Silk T-Shirt Lampshade. 


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