More DIY Mason Jar Lighting Ideas! Maybe it is possible to find some glass that suits for this purpose- conserning weight and thickness. Otherwise my idea was button- lampshade, kept together with meta
Like shipping pallets, wooden cable spools are another item that is usually found for free on Craigslist. Since cable spools are limited by their shape there are fewer repurposing options, but they make a great coffee table bookcase.
Did this several years ago with my milk can, before turning it into large "urn" with lighting in my Secret Garden! An outdoor side table made from an antique milk can! Includes directions for adding an umbrella.