Hi people! I'm Lauren and I follow Industrial Product Design at Howest, Kortrijk. We have a course called Creativity, and we got a new project: start from a cardboard box, and give it a new function. I chose a moving box, and I will transform it into a beautiful lampshade. Follow the next steps and you can become the same!
Step 1: Cutting the Right Size
What do you need:
- cutting knife
- measuring stick
I made this lampshade with these measurements: I cut out 2 pieces of cardboard, each 25 cm x 50 cm large. I flipped the pieces that the text-sides are facing the ground. Than I fold vertically every 5 cm.
Step 2: Folding
I flipped the pieces again, with the text-sides facing you. I drew diagonal lines starting from the middle. You do this with both the pieces the same.
Step 3: Pleating
To create the perfect convex shape, you have to pleat the sides of the pieces together and give it a bit preassure. This will ensure the poofy form.
Step 4: Attach Both Pieces
It's an easy job with some scissors and rope: just make some holes and make a tough knot at the ends. Do this on both sides, so you create a bowl.
Step 5: Making a Spherical
On the bottom and top, you make again holes, so you can zigzag the rope in between them. If you pull the ends of the rope: you get the perfect shape. Leave the ends long on the top of the lampshade, to attach to the lamp itself.
Step 6: Result
Than you can attach the the last bits of rope to the lamp itself, and you have a new lampshade!