According to a study conducted in 2009, Canadian citizens generate more garbage per capita than any other country on Earth. In fact, Canadians generate over twice as much garbage as residents in Japan, the country with the least garbage production per capita. If you are looking for unique ways to reduce your carbon footprint, then opting to turn everyday objects into lighting fixtures could be the answer.
Here are 3 everyday objects you can reuse to meet your lighting needs in the future.
1. Empty Liquor Bottles
Glass bottles are among the many objects that find their way into Canada's landfills each year. Liquor bottles often feature unique shapes that are designed to help them stand out on the grocery shelves. The unique packaging design of liquor bottles lends itself perfectly to making decorative lamps.
All you need to complete this project is a liquor bottle, a diamond drill bit, a lighting kit, and a lamp shade. Be sure that you keep water running along your cut line as you trim away any excess glass, since glass dust can be harmful if inhaled. Drill a hole in the bottom of the liquor bottle, install the lighting kit, and attach the lampshade to create a one-of-a-kind light for your home.
2. Broken Toys
Instead of throwing out your child's old toys, breathe new life into these objects by turning them into a sculptural lamp that can be used anywhere in your home. Begin by giving the toys you will be using a thorough cleaning.
Spray paint the toys in the color of your choice, and begin building your lamp by gluing the larger toys in place around the bottom of an existing lamp base. Continue placing the toys in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Top your new lamp with a funky shade, and you will have a unique lighting fixture that is sure to become a conversation piece in your home.
3. Kitchen Utensils
Tossing out obsolete kitchen utensils will prevent you from turning these everyday objects into sensational light fixtures. With a lighting kit and a bit of imagination, you can turn old cheese graters, wire whisks, funnels, and even cake molds into non-traditional lighting for your home.
Whether you plan to create a pendant light out a colander, or sconces from old ladles, your kitchen is a treasure trove when it comes to finding everyday objects to upcycle into new light fixtures.
If your home is in need of some new lighting, think twice before tossing something in the trash. Everyday objects can easily be turned into functional light fixtures, allowing you to solve your lighting needs while doing your part to reduce landfill waste. For more information, contact Dhillon Lighting Inc Edmonton.