Introduction: Recycled Plastic Container As Upward Lamp Shade
!!!!CAUTION BAD SPELLING AHEAD READ CAREFULLYS!!!!! :P
I hate regular lamp shades. there is nothing worse than first thing in the morning before the sun comes up turning on a lamp and "BWWAAAAAAAAAAAMP" the lamp blasts you with light that hurts your eyes.
so i set out on a quest for an up ways lamp shade that directs light up i didnt find one in my price range so i made a sandwich and while eating it admired the plastic pb tub and it hit me, just use the tub... so i did
Step 1: Matterials
1 lamp, mines a bayonet fitting dont think it matters though
1 energy saver bulb, because they dont get as hot as easily
1 plastic tub reasonably soft and flexable, not too flex or it wont work
1 craft knife
Step 2: Cutting
first cut an x over the center of the bottom of the bucket, i suggest looking for something to put inside to cut against, just please for the sake of all that is holy don't cut against your hand... I've seen this, it isn't pretty
cut an X
thats this shape: X
after cutting your x it should be easier to use your scissors to cut out a circle over the x(see picture) to make the fitting fit
my circle is slightly undersize to ensure a snug fit
Step 3: Fin!
pop the tub onto the lamp after removing the securing ring from the fitting and away we go!
put the bulb in, plug that beasty in and there you go a lamp shade that saves you and the earth discomfort