Rubiks Cube Lamp Shade




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Introduction: Rubiks Cube Lamp Shade

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

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

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

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

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

Just use any kind of black paint of your desire .

Step 6: Put the Semitransparent Sheets In

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!

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.



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

    thanks guys for all your nice comments.

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

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

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

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

    I must try this :-)