Unpack some of your Christmas lights and put them to use for this cute little lamp! It's made with a small string of lights and an upcycled canister that once held hot cocoa mix. I love the soft glow it creates on my table!

Materials Needed

  • Clean, empty canister and lid
  • Drill
  • Paint
  • Small strand of Christmas lights


  1. Pull off any paper coverings on the canister.
  2. Mark a pattern on your canister with dots where you want holes. Drill holes.
  3. Paint the canister.
  4. Once the paint is dry, carefully fill the canister with the Christmas lights.
  5. Cut a notch in the lid to make room for the cord to come out.
  6. Plug it in and enjoy the soft glow!

Make This Cute Lamp with an Empty Canister and Fairy Lights!