Bamboo Spotlight Stand using IKEA VILDAPEL plant pot


IKEA item used: VILDAPEL plant pot, bamboo (Article Number: 902.336.13)

The IKEA VILDAPEL plant pot made of bamboo can be used as a simple stand for recessed spot-lights. The spotlights can beam straight upward or at an angle depending on how the pots are placed. The spotlight stands can be placed below flowers or behind the couch which will make a beautiful ambilight.

A hole has to be drilled in the correct size of a recessed spot in the bottom of the plant pot for a straight-up light or in one of the sides for a diagonal beam.

I used 12 Volt multi-color recessed spots from iDual with a nice remote control which provides several nice color programs!

Required material:

  • IKEA VILDAPEL plant pot, bamboo (IKEA Article Number: 902.336.13)
  • Recessed Spotlights e.g. Jedi Lightning iDual Recessed-Spots with remote control or any other spots
  • Transformer and cables for the spots (do not use high voltage spots!)

Required tools:

  • drilling machine
  • hole driller
  • sand paper


Mark the holes (e.g. by using diagonal lines for the bottom)


Drill hole in bottom (take care as the driller can be stuck and rotate the pot!)
Use the sand paper to remove any sharp edges


Cut a small gap in one of the edges of the pot for the cable in case you drilled the hole in the bottom
Insert the spot like it would be inserted in a ceiling fixing it with its clips (see photo)


If more space is needed, rotate the spot at 45°, so that the clips can fix the spot in the whole
Place the spots below flowers or behind furnitures like a couch.


Turn on the light and enable your preferred multi-color program.

Happy crafting,

~ by Roland

Jules Yap