Picture of Silhouette Lamp
As many of you know, I love making lamps :)
I've been dreaming about making new lamps for a while, but my home is so full of lamps now that I kept myself from making another one...but the problem is that once you get addicted to making lamps, you can hardly stop!

So here I am with a new lamp!

I decided to use a fun technique to fuse plastic bags that I recently learned here: Fusing Plastic Bags- the eclipse way
I thought it was really interesting and I wanted to try it to make a lampshade.

What's fun about this lampshade is that you can use any picture you like, even one that you took!
And why not, even your own silhouette!! :D
One of the greatest (yet craziest) ideas that came to my mind is to make a whole series of lamps like this one, using different pictures, to tell a story...
I can't do this now but let me know how it turns out if you try it! :)

I always recommend using LED light bulbs or at least low-energy light bulbs, especially the cold light ones. So, be careful!

Step 1: What you need

  • cardboard
  • white plastic bags (and a black one if you prefer - see Step 2)
  • black acrylic paint
  • cotton thread
  • hot glue
  • double sided tape
  • parchment paper
  • bulb and bulb holder
  • cutter/scissors
  • iron
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • compass
Akshay RzR2 years ago
extra ordinary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gulnar2 years ago
Very nice work, I love the outcome :)
lindarose92 (author)  gulnar2 years ago
Thank you so much! :)
Ahhmazing work Linda! Definitely on my to-do list :)
lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz2 years ago
Thank you Muhaiminah! Your lamps inspired me a lot in this project :)
You're welcome! I'm sooo glad to know that :)
HollyMann2 years ago
Awesome job Linda Rose! :) This is beautiful and unique!
lindarose92 (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
It means a lot to me, thank you so much! :)
Ahhh.. It feels so nice to see a lamp instructable after such a long time. It looks very classy Linda, great job done :[). Thanks
lindarose92 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya2 years ago
Thank you Tarun! I thought it was about time...I couldn't wait to make a lamp anymore :D The satisfacation that this kind of project gives is incomparable!
I totally agree about satisfaction Linda. Cheers to lights :[)
gcanders2 years ago
I can't wait to make a t-rex for my son. Great idea and product.
lindarose92 (author)  gcanders2 years ago
Thank you :) I love your idea, let me know how it turns out!
aqua 122 years ago
This is so cool
lindarose92 (author)  aqua 122 years ago
Thanks :)
BrittLiv2 years ago
Great job, it turned out really nice!
lindarose92 (author)  BrittLiv2 years ago
Thank you very much! :)
M.C. Langer2 years ago
WOW! Amazing job Linda!
lindarose92 (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Thank you Mario!! :) I'm glad you like it!