Published on April 20th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Potted Stranne

Materials: 23″ Huson plant pot – Stranne table lamp – Knaster decorative stones – cardboard box – packing tape

Description: (1) Cut a rectangle of cardboard and place it in the bottom of the pot to raise the height of the lamp.

(2) Put another layer of cardboard flat on top of it for the lamp to rest on.

(3) With the lamp in place, cut a circle of cardboard with a circumference that matches that of the pot just below the inside rim. Cut a square hole in the middle to match the shape of the top of the lamp, where the light stalks emerge.

(4) Bunch up light stalks and insert through through inner hole of cardboard. Tape cardboard to rim with clear packing tape. (Leave a small space to drape electrical cord over rim at back.)

(5) Spread stones around so they cover the cardboard.

(6) Plug in and turn on!

Total cost (US$): $81 (+ tax)

~ Venu Pillarisetty + Vivian van Gelder, Seattle, USA

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19 Responses to Potted Stranne

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just found out about this site. Decided to replicate this but I didn’t like the pot so I used a RUNDEL wastepaper basket which has a nicer finish. Bottom isn’t big enough for the base of the lamp so I screwed the lamp directly to the bin.

  2. Anonymous says:

    that sucks …. i gave that lamp away coz i got fed up seeing it .. lol .. i wish i’d seen ur hack before .. so cool :) ))

  3. Anonymous says:

    gorgeous !you can also drill a tiny hole toward the bottom to pull the cord thru rather than having it come out of the top .

  4. Suz says:

    Great put it in a pot l added the flowers! S

  5. xDrGeek says:

    I did not use cardboard, I didn’t think it would hold up over time, so I got 1/2 foam poster board cut to size and didn’t even need tape… I would try to find a compass so you can make circle not an oval ;D

  6. plumbing says:

    What a nice decoration,I really like it specially when you turn off the lights of the house and let it sparkle in the side of the wall it will create a nice attraction.

  7. This will really work well. Especially if it’s Christmas.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am so f-ing sick of not having an IKEA store remotely close to me. I live in Nebraska, and the closest is in MN. They have so Many awesome things.. not available on their web store.

  9. Shona says:

    Cute! I love it

  10. Ulrike says:

    I’m a “plant person”, and I still think that’s neat. Well done!

  11. Mylla says:

    ..the kind of pots your plants com in from the store that it..

  12. Mylla says:

    Stephanie> I use an old plastic flowerpot, place it upside down at the bottom.. or use leca-balls… or stones..

  13. Anonymous says:

    Stephanie: Maybe a stainless steel mxing bowl would work? Depending on the bowl’s diameter and the Huson’s it should get stuck somewhere.

  14. Stephanie S says:

    This is great! I’ve been looking for a way to raise the interior of that really deep Huson. Unfortunately I don’t think cardboard would hold up to heavy potted plants.

  15. Sing says:

    I love this, especially if you aren’t a live plant person.

  16. Anonymous says:

    This is cool. Nicely done.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Very sleek design, great take on an artificial plant!

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