Introduction: DIY Cellular Organic Lampshade Without a 3D Printer
In this instructable I'll show you how you can easily make an awesome organic lampshade without using a 3d printer. This kind of lampshade is usually made with a 3d printer but I know there are alot of people out there who, like me, would love this kind of design for their lights but don't own a 3d printer. This lampshade is easy and cheap to make. It only requires a rubber ball some air dry clay and ... that's it. Enjoy!
Step 1: Draw the Pattern
First you need to draw the pattern. Practice on a piece of paper first. It's a combination of random shapes placed close to each other. Blacken the edges so you get a better picture of the future lamp. Don't make the edges too thin. They need to have at least 1 cm for a 30 cm ball.
Step 2: Add Air Dry Clay
Start adding clay. Make long stripes of clay and place them on the black edges. Wet your fingers when working with the clay. Make half of the ball, let it dry without rushing it (no hair dryer). When starting on the other half make sure you wet the dry clay so it will stick to the new clay. You can use water to make it smooth
Step 3: Take Out the Ball and Sand the Lamp
When everything dries use a needle to make a small hole in the ball. Let the air escape and then shrink the ball until you can take it out. Sand the shape and add more clay if you feel it's necessary.
Step 4: Place the Light Inside
Only one tip: use led light because it won't get hot. That's it. I hope you liked my little project. See ya!