Today, in the spirit of being frugal and eco-friendly, I am going to show you how to make your own lamp using only natural materials.
[Note from Rachel: These also make great presents, so this is Part 4 of my Frugal and Green Christmas Gift series, on the Touchwood Project website. You can find all the projects by clicking on this tag: Christmas.]
This I believe to be one of the earliest of human inventions and in all honesty, it is superior to the man-made, metal equivalent.
For one thing the parts are white and shiny, so reflect more light. For another there are many flutes thus allowing multiple wicks and thus variable brightness (the world’s first ‘dimmer switch’). Oh, and they are free, recyclable and beautiful.