Some of you may remember the plastic bag lampshade I made last year.
This new lamp is very similar to that lampshade, and it's mostly an experiment I did to try a different structure that came up to my mind. I didn't like the paper mache structure I made for the previous one and I believe that this new version is actually better and faster to make.
I would love to see a taller version of this lamp, I think the effect would be amazing. I can't do it at the moment, but if you do, please share a photo, I would love to see it! :)
I always looked at this lamp as an experiment so I didn't expect much from it, but I really hope that some of you can find it useful and it inspires you to create your own upcycled lamp :)
Materials & Tools:
- plastic bags - I'd say at least 3 or 4 big ones
- 12 wooden skewers
- white glue
- bulb holder and LED light bulb*
- long needle
- ruler and pencil
*the LED light bulb is very important because it won't burn the cardboard.
Step 1: Make the base
Draw a disc on a piece of cardboard with a diameter of about 18cm (7 inches).
Cut the disc (I did it by hand using a cutter) and divide it in 12 equal sections drawing lines with a pencil.
Measure 5mm (0.19 inches) from the border of the disc and make a sign on each line.
Make a hole where the signs are, using a long needle.
Draw the outline of your bulb holder in the middle of the disc and cut it out to obtain a hole.
You'll insert the bulb holder through that hole when the lamp will be done.
The base is done!