Ken Wingard is updating an ordinary lamp with this DIY.


  • Single pole lamp
  • Inflatable sports ball
  • Expanding insulation foam
  • Scissors
  • Socket
  • X-acto Knife
  • Glue


1. Remove socket from lamp and cut cord

2. Select an inflatable sports ball for the base of the lamp

3. Use an X-acto knife and cut along the seams

4. Slide ball over lamp pole

5. Fill ball with insulation foam

6. Secure ball to lamp pole with glue
7. Add new socket to lamp base

8. Add light bulb and shade

9. Enjoy!

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