How to make a lampshade with a plastic bottle

It can be hard to find a unique accent piece that invites conversation the moment a guest enters the room, but this lamp has all the bases covered. The neutral color of the rope makes the lamp fit with the decor of any room. If you want something with a bit more color, however, choose an unbleached cord and dye it.
This is a pendant lamp, so you may hang it in any room that has an outlet. Just be careful of hanging it where a child might pull on it, and be aware of the bulb's heat emission as the materials are flammable.
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Materials
- Empty, clean and dry 64 oz. plastic juice bottle (no cap)
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Craft knife
- 3-strand cotton rope 1 inch wide, 4 feet long
- Gorilla super glue
- Scissors
- Thin macrame cord
- LED light bulb
- Hanging pendant light cord (bulb socket must match bottle's mouth width)
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Instructions
1. Measure 8 inches down from the top of the mouth. Use a craft knife to cut around the bottle's circumference at that mark. Recycle the bottom.
2. Apply super glue across three strands of the rope 1-1/2 inches from one end. Press the glued rope to the bottom of the outside base. Trim the excess, leaving the rope end hanging past the plastic.
3. Bring the rope up to the rounded bottle top at a 45-degree angle and glue it in place. Wrap 3 inches of rope around the rounded top and glue in place. Wrap another 3 inches around the top and glue in place.
4. Bring the rope down and continue to adhere it every few inches in a sinuous pattern around the plastic. When you are satisfied with the look, adhere the rope to the bottom of the outside base. Trim the excess, leaving the rope end hanging past the plastic.
5. Cut off 4 feet of macrame cord. Make a knot every 3 inches. Apply the cord in the same manner as you did the thicker rope.
6. Wrap and glue the macrame cord around the mouth's circumference until it is covered.
7. Place the light bulb with the tip up in the bottle's mouth from the inside of the plastic bottle. Screw it into the pendant light.
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8. Hang the fixture.
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