How to create a ‘cool’ lava lamp from your garage

In the world of giant, glowing, cool lava lamps you’re probably familiar with this one from the Netherlands.

But you might not know that you can create a similar look using the same basic technique.

Here’s how.

The first step is to have some basic tools at hand.

The basic model I used is a 2×4 with the side facing down.

I used the center piece as the base and the sides as a base and top.

I first laid out the lamp in the middle.

I placed a piece of foam between the two halves, and I glued it together with some screws.

I used a drill bit to drill a hole in the foam.

I then glued the foam into place.

This part was pretty straightforward.

I just glued the base to the foam, then I used a hammer to hammer in the hole and drill the hole into the foam to make a notch.

Next, I used my trusty metal screwdriver to push the foam down into the hole.

I drilled two holes on the underside of the foam for the LED lights to go through.

I didn’t need to worry about sticking the LED lamps through the foam as it was already screwed in.

Now that the LED’s were in place, I put the bottom of the lamp face down on a piece with a foam side facing up.

I taped the foam over the LED LED to give the lamp a cool glow.

I was really happy with the way the foam and LED turned out.

Next I added the foam back to the base.

I glued the bottom piece to the inside of the base, then used a glue gun to glue the foam in place.

It was a fairly simple process, but it did the trick.

Now all that was left was to attach the LED to the side of the metal piece.

The LEDs are connected to the metal with two plastic wires.

I attached them with a small piece of electrical tape.

This helped the LEDs to stay attached and kept the plastic wires from flying everywhere.

Now I had the lamp working!

I mounted the lamp on a large table.

I cut the metal pieces that hold the lamp up and the LED light into tiny pieces.

I also cut out the LED bulbs.

I then taped them all together and glued the top piece to a piece on the table.

Then I put some foam on top to make the lamp look like a giant lava lamp.

This looked really cool and made the lamp seem even cooler.

I ended up using about 2 inches of foam, and the LEDs were mounted about 1 inch apart.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial!