You'll need a plug, a wire, a fitting for your lamp and a large lightbulb. (Be sure to use an energy-efficient lamp which doesn´t get hot.) Connect them and you're done. Even I, so non technical that sometimes I can't even figure out how a printer works, can make this. You can lay this lamp on the table when reading, wrap it around a hook on the wall or carefully tie it around a high piece of furniture.