There is not much to say except that this lamp is COMPLETELY made with cardboard! 

I hope I can make this instructable easy enough for all of you to try it.
I needed a lot of patience to make this lamp but the results are worth it. I can't tell you enough how rewarding it is! :)

Step 1:

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Draw many little strips 5mm x 8cm (0.19 x 3.14 inches) on a thick piece of cardboard and cut them.
I can't tell exactly how many you need because it depends very much on how thick your strips are but you can make some now and some later.

To obtain the effect of this lamp, you need corrugated fiberboard.
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CJLullham3 months ago

Wow, you need so much patience for this project. It looks quite nice and simple, though. May try it soon.

gravityisweak3 months ago

This looks so awesome! I think a laser cutter would make short work of a project like this. If only I could get my hands on one.

Orngrimm3 months ago
nice! simple yet elegant! like it :)
shaman51883 months ago
That idea is so fresh It should be shrink wrapped.
Good job bro
Donaldlay3 months ago
I can't make strips
yavr3 months ago
very original idea, I will definitely try it. wish to see more from you.
AnnaliseR9 months ago

How do you make it not flammable???

lindarose92 (author)  AnnaliseR9 months ago

You simply have to use a LED light bulb, like I recommended on the instructions. LED bulbs don't get hot so they won't burn the cardboard.

Beautiful piece of Art.............

lindarose92 (author)  schaudhari41 year ago

Thanks a lot! :)

bilaylee1 year ago
i am going to try it definitely....
lindarose92 (author)  bilaylee1 year ago

So happy to know that! Can you share a picture of your lamp when you are done? I would LOVE to see it!! :)

OMG!! i love this...im getting excited on making it!!

lindarose92 (author)  cupcake_shimi1 year ago

Aw thank you so much! Please post a picture here if you can, I'm so curious to see it :)

Sure i will! i have just started working on it!! once it finish....i'll upload pics! :) xx
lindarose92 (author)  cupcake_shimi1 year ago

I can't wait!! :) Have fun!

cupcake_shimi made it! lindarose921 year ago

im finally done with it!! its not as neat as yours....i tried my best!! :) xx

lindarose92 (author)  cupcake_shimi1 year ago

Yaaayyyy! It looks beautiful!!! Who cares if it's not perfect, you did a really great job!! :)

thanx alot!! :) xx

Alex Loftie2 years ago
Very cool! I Love it :D Will be making this sometime soon, thanks for sharing it!
lindarose92 (author)  Alex Loftie2 years ago
Thank you so much! :) Let me know how it turns out, I am curious to see it! :D
I will post it here when i finish it, keep up the cool instructables in the mean time :D
lindarose92 (author)  Alex Loftie2 years ago
I'll do my best, thank you! :D
Ges2 years ago
I like the over all effect, but I dislike the cardboard appearance, it wouldn't fit my house. I think though covering it with a thin coloured gel, or tissue paper would look awesome though, you'd have the same corrugated lighting effect on a solid colour, rather than cardboard brown. Will probably experiment.
What if you gave it an industrial look using a can of shiny silver spray paint... that might make it fit in more with your décor...
lindarose92 (author)  Ges2 years ago
My aim was actually to show that it's cardboard, but you can adjust the project as you prefer of course. I posted my idea, then anybody can create something new starting from it:) I would really like to see how your lamp turns out when you are done!
armorlord2 years ago
Here's my version of the lamp. I must say it only looks good from certain angles - where the lamp is not directly viewed.
What if you line the inside with white (or any color) tissue or rice paper. An inexpensive fix and would take care of your problems of viewing it head on... Nice job by the way...
lindarose92 (author)  armorlord2 years ago
I believe it looks REALLY nice!! Thank you for showing it to me! :)
What's wrong with the other angles?
Notice that the picture is taken from a 45 degree angle to the cube. If I were to look directly at one of the sides, I would be able to see the light bulb inside and not be able to see the dimming affect of the cardboard.

So whenever we have guests over and I break out the lamp, I made sure to put it in such a way that only the corners can be viewed.
nmh01052 years ago
suggested to paint them color before glue them up for better daylight looking.
lindarose92 (author)  nmh01052 years ago
That's a very good idea! I wanted to keep the natural color of the cardboard but it would be nice to try to color it too :)
Beauhunt2 years ago
Very cool and creative.
lindarose92 (author)  Beauhunt2 years ago
Thank you very much!
would really be cool to encase the cardboard squares in clear resin that way they wouldn't be a dust magnet and would also last a long time. for example http://www.dickblick.com/products/castincraft-clear-polyester-casting-resin/
lindarose92 (author)  thejunkmonger2 years ago
I tend to use what I already have only but that would be a great idea, thank you! :)
wow!!! great idea...:)
Congratulations!! I'm teacher in Malaga (Spain) and since I proposed my pupils (12-13 years old) your lamp, they are excited. This is Denis Contreras Hernandez lamp. He had done all by himself. Thanks for your inspiration.
lindarose92 (author)  chuchomalaga2 years ago
Oh this is so nice!! I can't believe that it was done by a 12 year old, he did a great job! It makes me really happy, thank you for showing it to me! :)
seb_bd2 years ago
Awesome project! I did mine following your instructions.
You should precise that people should make always the same pattern for a "big square". If they don't, some strips of different squares will be lined up when you make the cube (like on my picture) and it won't be pretty! Keep up the good work :)
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