Introduction: Rubiks Cube Lamp Shade

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This is my first instructable :D The story behind this cube is that we
had a 80's party and we needed something that was really 80's. I didnt have much time and much tools but I had a big

Step 1: What You Need

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carton package

a drill

a jigsaw

semitransparent paper in different colors


black paint

some clamps

cut the package in 5 equal pieces and then put the pieces together . Use the clamps to hold the pieces together.

Step 2: Draw Little Squares

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so what you have to do is depends on the size of your carton, you have to draw 9 equal squares.You should be careful not to have to big squares otherwise the lines between the squares will be too thin.

Step 3: Cut the Squares Out

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To make your work easier drill holes in the corner of the squares . Now you can use the jigsaw to cut it out.I didnt have a finer blade so the work was a little messy I recommend a really fine jigsaw blade.

Step 4: Glue the Pieces Together

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I left a little more space on the outside so I could glues the pieces on each other. Be careful while you hot glue it can burn your skin.I didnt have perfect joints so I had to cover some of them with paper tape.(don't worry when you paint it over no one will see it ;) )

Step 5: Paint It

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Just use any kind of black paint of your desire .

Step 6: Put the Semitransparent Sheets In

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First I had the idea to cut the sheets in small 9 pieces but that would make the work harder so I hot glued on each side one whole sheet of course for each side a different color.

Step 7: Then There Was Light!

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I put the whole thing over an Ikea lamp and as you can see it works good and the effect in the dark is even better.


Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-07-04

Wow....loved it and even loved it more because it is made up of cardboard :). Have you entered it in my contest? here

I just did , thanks for your nice comment too :D

goycarden (author)2014-07-05

thanks guys for all your nice comments.

nintenbro64 (author)2014-07-04

Nice, i love it!

goycarden (author)nintenbro642014-07-05


Treasure Tabby (author)2014-07-04

Totally awesome! ;)

mizzzzcandy (author)2014-07-04

That. Is. BRILLIANT! I'm definitely doing this right away!

MikeyWalnuts (author)2014-07-04

Awesome and simple! It would go great in our game room!

lindarose92 (author)2014-07-04

This is great! I'm so glad to see that it was made out of cardboard :)

jessyratfink (author)2014-07-03

This is wonderful - it's so simple but looks amazing!

shizy25 (author)2014-06-11

I must try this :-)

Nice job it looks great!

thanks :D

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