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How to Make a Magical Mystical Urn Lamp

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I love this metal urn I got on sale. The beautiful patterns and classic shape kept whispering “Please help, I want to be a magical urn lamp and make your dreams come true”. Can you hear it too?

Turn an inexpensive metal urn into a beautiful Moroccan styled urn lamp. Easy to follow tutorial #DIYHomeDecor #MetalUrnRepurpose #MoroccanDecor

Well I’ve never been able to resist a whispering urn 😉 so here’s how we turned it into a magical Moroccan styled urn lamp.

What we used to make our magical urn lamp:

  • Metal Urn
  • In-Line cord switch
  • Light fitting
  • Electrical cable
  • Plug
  • Some washers
  • Silver spray paint (optional)

Turn an inexpensive metal urn into a beautiful Moroccan styled urn lamp. Easy to follow tutorial

How to Put it All Together

Our light fitting was a coppery color and looked a bit odd against the silver urn. That’s easy to fix though, just stuff some newspaper inside to protect the working bits and give it a coat of spray paint. We measured the bottom of the light fitting (where the wires come out) and drilled a hole in the bottom of the urn. We had to use a file to cut a small bit away from the base so the wiring so that the light wouldn’t wobble once we’d connected everything up.

Turn an inexpensive metal urn into a beautiful Moroccan styled urn lamp. Easy to follow tutorial

The neck of the urn was quite narrow and hubby’s hands were way to big to get in there. He had to give me a quick “How to connect a light fitting for Dummies” and I was ready for action 😎 Once the fitting was in we connected an in-line cord switch, a plug and a low wattage light bulb. If the bulb is too bright the patterns become fuzzy. P.S.If you’re unsure about working with electricity, be safe and call a licensed electrician.

Turn an inexpensive metal urn into a beautiful Moroccan styled urn lamp. Easy to follow tutorial

As easy as pie and the magical, mystical urn, errhmmm I mean lamp looks so stunning in our little round house down by the sea.

Turn an inexpensive metal urn into a beautiful Moroccan styled urn lamp. Easy to follow tutorial

We placed our bottled first aid kit on the one side and added a little JOY on the other side of the urn. Now we can summon the magic with a flick of a switch. Isn’t it just beautiful the way the light splashes and dances across the walls?

Turn an inexpensive metal urn into a beautiful Moroccan styled urn lamp. Easy to follow tutorial

Ain’t she pretty?

I love how the light transforms a room. It makes me think of beautiful exotic places where magic happens.

Let me know what you think and if you love the look, don’t forget to share it with your friends and/or save it to Pinterest.
Turn an inexpensive metal urn into a beautiful Moroccan styled urn lamp. Easy to follow tutorial #DIYHomeDecor #MetalUrnRepurpose #MoroccanDecor #DIYTutorial

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Oh and if you want to make something similar I’ve saved you the hassle of trying to find the right fittings and a similar urn. Disclosure: If you click on the links below, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us make more magic 😉

 

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Comments

  • Posted: March 18, 2018 02:56

    Leanna

    This is a really pretty lamp. I love how the light shines through the grid. Its a perfect little lamp to stick in a dark corner.
    • Posted: March 19, 2018 14:25

      acraftymix

      It is, the patterns it makes on the wall and ceiling are so pretty. Thanks Leanna
  • Posted: March 16, 2018 21:57

    Mary

    Michelle I've never seen this one before. I love all the intricacies of Moroccan items and this one is really stunning. You did well to turn it into a lamp, the light really enhances it's beauty!
    • Posted: March 17, 2018 05:20

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Mary. That little metal urn was definitely talking to me. In fact if memory serves me correctly, she was shouting across the across the store 😉
  • Posted: February 5, 2017 17:42

    Dorothy Sittler

    I love the dancing lights!
    • Posted: February 6, 2017 10:29

      acraftymix

      Me too Dorothy, it reminds me of spicy evenings in Morocco and thank you so much for coming to say hi
  • Posted: February 5, 2017 17:41

    Anonymous

    WoW! I love the effect of dancing lights!
    • Posted: February 6, 2017 10:28

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Anon
  • Posted: February 5, 2017 01:18

    Handan

    What an awesome way to repurpose that beautiful urn!!
    • Posted: February 5, 2017 10:01

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Handan, I just love the look when we switch the light on. If only my photography skills were better ;-)
  • Posted: June 5, 2016 16:13

    Anonymous

    So pretty. Love the patterns. Where did you buy the urn?
    • Posted: June 6, 2016 07:32

      acraftymix

      Thank you Anon. We bought the Urn on sale at a local retailer in South Africa - Mr Price Home.

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