Picture of Paper cup LED lamp

Pretty easy project for a custom, homemade paper cup LED lamp.

LEDs don't put out much heat or use much power to operate so this is cost effective and safe (just make sure to always follow proper electrical assemblage procedures)

*Requires minor soldering and basic electrical knowledge.

Step 1: Gather supplies

Picture of Gather supplies

Ok, so you need some supplies:

1.) For Paper Lamp:

- 4 paper cups
- Tissue paper (optional)


- Scissors
- Ruler
- Hot glue gun
- Exact o Knife

2.) For Lamp Lighting:


- 5  LEDs
- Solder
- Wire
- Electrical tape
- 3 volt power adapter (Radioshack or something around the house, but make sure it is not above 3 volt otherwise it will burn out LEDs)


- Soldering iron
- Wire cutter

1426875 years ago
i like it. is there anyway i can make a couch out of recycled materials? anyone know? sorry, im new, and that isnt related at all really, but i wanna know :D
chronoti 1426875 years ago
zip ties and milk crates or pizza boxes and glue
142687 chronoti5 years ago
would it be stable if i use pizza boxes or (if i use milk crates) will it be comfy?
great idea
emac5 years ago
This is super COOLL

i also have that same box cutter and love it LOL
ChrysN5 years ago
Nice, I like the design on the shade!