Hemma planter

Published on May 25th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Lamp from a hanging planter

Materials: Skurar hanging planter, Hemma cord

Description: I found this beautiful, doily pattern hanging planter at Ikea a few days ago.

It was just too pretty, to put only flowers in it, I wanted to use it in a different way: as a lamp, in my kitchen!

So, I turned the planter up side down, and drilled a hole, on the top of it.

Finally, I pulled hema cord, thru the hole. (first, I unjoined the upper part)
It is so easy, takes only 5 min! To remove the stickers from the item is much more difficult….;-)

See more of the doily planter lamp.

~ Kata, Budapest

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Jules Yap

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9 Responses to Lamp from a hanging planter

  1. pheeb says:

    Sorry if anyone find this question silly, but I am very new to the whole DIY thing. How do you “unjoin the upper part” of the hemma cord set? Please help. Thanks a lot

  2. Neomig says:

    wonderful idea!

  3. Marianne says:

    Ohhh, this is great. I bought this planter too in the bargain corner with the same idea. Now I don’t have to figure out how to do it. Thank you!

  4. homestilo says:

    I love this. Bookmarking!

  5. Great hack….it sounds so simple but it is beautiful and so unique.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anonymous says:

    yeah, these skurar things are basically made for lamp hacking. been having the same plan. super beautiful!

  7. Anonymous says:

    How pretty! And just perfect for our living room!

  8. tiripitiri says:

    Oh – thats really lovely !!!

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