Kicking around an idea to incorporate maps into a bottle lamp theme has been floating around in my mind for awhile. When an opportunity came for me to bring the idea to light, I simply couldn’t resist.
Our daughter, Tanya, has been attending the Honor Academy in Garden Valley Texas this last year. She’s nearing completion of her first year and in order to graduate she will need to go on a mission trip. Between volunteering at the call center and attending classes, she has had little time to raise money for the program. We wanted to help and joined in by creating a portal for people to donate money for the cause.
Once the donation page was set up and running I thought it would be kind of fun to put together something that would act as a kind of keepsake for this life changing event. Armed with a bottle of Mod Podge and some maps that we had collected over the years, I set upon trying to make the whole thing come to life.
I’m still putting this bottle lamp together and there is a lot of fine details that have yet to be added. The lamp shade will have to be something that has the appearance of luggage or maybe canvas. I will leave the other decorations up to Silke who has a better eye for not only those types of details but also Tanya’s own personal taste.
One of my concerns has been the heat that can build up in the bottle and what will happen to the Mod Podge. I’m going to leave the lights on for awhile before I go any further just to make sure that it doesn’t cause everything to start sliding down the sides. I’ll keep you posted!
It’s been an adventure for everyone and I guess we are all trying different experiences everyday. But isn’t that what keeps life interesting?