Introduction: DIY Papercut Lamp

Picture of DIY Papercut Lamp

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make a papercut lamp

It´s beautiful, simple and not expensive decoration .

Step 1: Video Tutorial

Step 2: You Need:

Picture of You Need:

-cardstock in the colors of your choice

-a x-acto knife


-glue stick


Step 3: Cut a 15 by 15 Inches Cardstock Square .but You Can Cut Any Size and Design You Want.

Picture of Cut a 15 by 15 Inches Cardstock Square .but You Can Cut  Any Size and Design You Want.

but you can cut any size and design you want.

Step 4: Make a Frame.

Picture of Make a Frame.

one of the sides of the frame will be separated 2 inches of the edge and the other 3 will be separated 1 inch of the edge.

Step 5: Start to Make Triangles.

Picture of Start to Make Triangles.

play with sizes, make big ones, medium ones and little tiny ones, remember you can make the design you want, use your imagination and continue filling in triangles as many as you need to finish the cardstock

Step 6: Make a Tab and a Slit

Picture of Make a Tab and a Slit keep the paper connected when you roll into a cone. make a mark and cut at an angle on one side, and a slit on the other side.

Step 7: ​Roll the Paper Into a Cone

Picture of ​Roll the Paper Into a Cone

... to find the right spots before you cut them.

take glue stick and add it in to the tab and the slit to keep them in place and let it dry for a few minutes.

Step 8: ​To Hang It You Need a Pendant Core.

Picture of ​To Hang It You Need a Pendant Core.

for safety make sure your core have a belted piece to keep the paper away from the lamp. Put the core into the cone´s easier add the core when the paper cone is already glued.

Step 9: Light Source

Picture of Light Source

for the light source you will need a green energy saving. low voltage bulb for your safety.

Step 10: ​Hang Your Lamp

Picture of ​Hang Your Lamp

...with a ceiling hook to keep the lamp away from the wall.

Step 11: ​And There You Go!!!!

Picture of ​And There You Go!!!!

a papercut lamp made by hand. customize your lamp design as simple or as complex as you want!


agis68 (author)2015-02-19

amazing and simpe

marksstudio (author)2014-09-18

Nicely done! Great job. Thanks.

seamster (author)2014-09-04

Cool lamp! Nice and simple.

About This Instructable



More by polethzav:DIY Papercut Lamp
Add instructable to: