Top left: I used Ikea Antonius basket insert as a mold. It had the perfect size and shape and I was able make two bases with the same mold. The basket insert only cost 2 euros, so I did’n worry that I couldn’t use it anymore after making the bases.Top right: I had to drill two holes to the bottoms of the basket insert so that I could cast two 8mm screws into the concrete. The screws will attach to the lamp. I did a few test drills before the final drilling to make sure I got it right. Bottom left: I used blu tack to hold the screws in place and make the mold tight so that the concrete wouldn’t leak through. Bottom right: Concrete cast in the mold.
When the bases were dry, I slid them out of the molds and glued a piece of felt to the bottom so that they won’t scratch our bedside tables.
I am Minni, an industrial designer and furniture design student from Finland with a passion for design, decor, and DIY. In this blog I will share my DIY projects and more. Feel free to comment, I would love to hear your thoughts!