Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Honey Bear Bottle Lamp

Remember those cute honey bear bottles that you use during breakfast? I'm going to show you how you can upcycle your bottles into night lamps.


You will need an empty and cleaned honey bear bottle, lightbulb and chord for lightbulb which you can buy at the home depot. My light bulb is a 5 watt warm white compact fluorescent light.


Next cut the bottom part of the bottle using an exacto knife or a plain cutter. The type of plastic is a little harder than the usual PET water bottle so be patient with cutting and be careful not to hurt yourself. I kind of stabbed myself in the hand but it's nothing serious.


Spray 3 coats of white spray paint on the bottle and let it dry. Once it's dry, then place the lightbulb underneath the bottle.


And here's the final product! It's so cute, you can use it as a night lamp for a child's bedroom.


Hellooo


It won't really melt the plastic bottle. I have observed it for a few hours and so far the plastic did not feel warm. The cap portion is open anyway so there's enough space for the warm air to escape.


What do you think? :)




39 comments:

  1. I love it! It's the perfect kid's night light :)

    Where does one get a honey bear bottle though? Ako na ang uninformed hahaha!

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    1. Haha! If you go to the grocery store and buy Sue Bee Honey, you will see all those bears in different sizes :P I think other brands have the bear bottles too.

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  2. This is fantastic! I've seen tutorials where they use it as bookends, but this beats that by a mile! :) IDOL!

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    1. Thaaanks! This was a total spur of the moment craft project when I saw that bottle just lying around my lola's kitchen :P

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  3. This is completely adorable! On my "to do" list for sure ;) Thanks for the tutorial & inspiration.

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  4. We don't have bear-shaped honey where I'm from but this is still one of the cutest things I've ever seen.

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    1. Maybe you can try using a different plastic bottle that has interesting shape :)

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  5. It's very creative!!!, how come didn't think ...LOL

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  6. What a sweet smiling face.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi there... There's no contact email on your site, so I'm leaving a comment here... I'd love to feature this project on Apartment Therapy. Can you email me at bethc@apartmenttherapy.com to let me know if you'd allow me permission? With links and credits, of course. Thanks! ~ Beth :-)

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    1. Beth, I would LOVE to be featured on Apartment Therapy! Yes, I am giving you permission to post this on your website. Thanks for passing by my blog. :)

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  8. If you could find a good led to use in that you could put the cap on. LED doesn't produce any heat. This is really cute though!! Good idea for my little girl who always needs a nightlight!

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    1. Oh yeah, using LED is a great idea. Thanks for suggesting!

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  9. Is there a special paint you spray on the bear and do you paint him inside and out?

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    1. I just spray painted the outside of the bottle. And the spray can I used is just the regular one that you buy at the home depot.

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  10. The heat from that type of bulb in that close proximity to the plastic, to me, is a fire hazard. I'd recommend using a candelabra style socket and an LED night light bulb. 1/2 the wattage and none of that heat either.

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    1. Yes I do recommend using LED bulb if it's available in your hardware store :) It saves a lot of electricity and shines bright. Too bad I wasn't able to find one when I was making this project :(

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    2. I guess the safety of my family would outweigh local access to led night light bulbs.

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      http://www.amazon.com/Feit-Electric-BPC7-LED-Candelabra/dp/B000LWI8RE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1372387644&sr=8-2&keywords=LED+night+light+bulb

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  11. SO cool, I shared it on my blog with a link to yours!!
    Kate (aka Kids,not Kitsch)

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  12. Did you repaint the eyes and nose, or do they just show up better once it is lit?

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  13. Hi, Steve. I did not repaint the eyes and nose. :)

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  14. If you cut out the bottom you can't move it. What about a flameless candle (hot) glued into place? That way it can be moved & the battery can be changed.

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  15. I'd like to take the power of thanking you for that specialized guidance I've constantly enjoyed viewing your blog.
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