With concrete, it is easier to make a stylish and larger Indoor Outdoor Concrete Lamp, which can be placed outdoors. Let’s check out the article for more details.
Materials you will need
- LED String Light
- Felts Sheet
- Large vase
- Drill bits
- Random tree branch
- Spray paint
- Metal flashing
Let’s make it step by step
Step 1: Making the Storage for LED Controller
Take a piece of foam from a shipping package. Then, cut it to create a cylinder and close it by taping the side.
Then, cut out a circle to close off one end. A paper cup would work, as well.
Step 2: Creating the Concrete Form
You can use a piece metal flashing to create the concrete form.
First, mark the metal flashing for the bottom of the form. 5 inches tall is OK. Next, mark two inches above the first line. At this point, you will have two parallel lines.
Now, wrap the metal flashing around the vase. Close the flashing by taping the loose end. By the way, you can find a large vase at your local craft store.
Next, take two one-inch rubber seals and followed the line going around the interior. You can do this twice which can give you a two-inch path around the interior of the flashing. This part will shrink the interior, which will make the concrete fit right over.
Step 3: Mixing the Concrete
Take a piece of aluminum foil. Then, place it down on a flat surface. Then, trace the vase and then the foam cup (as shown). Use hot glue to secure the cup, then the flashing to the marking.
Mix concrete and pour it in the form.
After a few days, remove the flashing and rubber seal.
Step 4: Using a Tree Branch
Take a tree branch and spray it with black paint.
Allow enough time to dry. Depending on the size of tree branch you chose, use the appropriate size masonry bit.
Step 5: Install the Light
Drill a hole in the lower part of the concrete form for the power end to pass through. Next, use hot glue to hold the plug in place.
Pass the LED String light power end down through the top. Then connect to the power cable.
Step 6: Adding the Lights
Feed a few feet of the LED into the vase. Then, place the branch in the vase and feed more LED as you proceed.
Now sit the vase on top of the concrete.
Step 7: The Finish
The LED String Lights work extremely well. This lamp can work approximately 50 feet away.
Hope you have a blast when you make yours, too!