Lighting ValloLight+(2)

Published on June 26th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Add light to this watering can

Carlo gets arty with the Vallo watering can.

He says, “From the very first time we saw the Vallo watering can, we love its design. Too nice to be only a watering can! So here is our ValloLight Lamp!

We use the white Vallo ($1.99) and Ikea Parlor Glass Decoration (transparent ones, $1.99).

To achieve good results, it is very important to pay attention to the little things such as wire, switch and so on.

Please note that the Vallo is not heat resistant, so to avoid fire hazard, it is better to use cool light sources. The Ikea Parlor stones give a nice effect to the lamp and more importantly, increase the stability. Without them, the Vallolight is too light!”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

17 Responses to Add light to this watering can

  1. Carlo says:

    Thanks a lot . I’m working now on an old idea: a lamp ispired by a movie…

  2. spirulina says:

    Really inventive and great design skills also.

  3. wall art says:

    What a great idea!

  4. mikail says:

    where did you buy the light?

  5. I must give a try on this! I need a decoration light in my room! :-)

  6. Carlo says:

    Thanks for the appreciation. The wires coming out of the spout (decorative only) are just taped on the bottom. To avoid heat I used some colored electronic lamps or a changing color LED lamp.

  7. belhana says:


  8. Anonymous says:

    Cool Idea…but, somewhat too hot.IKEA also sells really nice compact fluorescent bulbs which would make this lamp much safer. LED source would be best.

  9. MicroMixx says:

    this is very wonderful! i will also try to do this one.. :)

  10. Marleen says:

    Wow! But not for if you have cats in the house, they’d have way too much fun with the cables coming out the spout…

  11. fulanito says:


  12. Ana V. says:

    easy and cool, i like it.

  13. waywardmedic says:

    Are the wires coming out of the spout just taped on the bottom? I would like to make this but without them. These lamps give off nice colours!

  14. Lily says:

    Very fancy! I’ve been thinking of making some sort of lights myself, I really like how the switch fits right in.
    Are those coloured lightbulbs you used?

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