Intro: Cardboard Lamp-lantern
I wanted to do this thing for a long time.
So my manager went to vacation and I had some time for this :)
Now what we need:
A4 paper (5 sheets)
and something to light up, I had a Blue LED
I started measuring by size of A4 paper.
I thought that this size is optimal for bedside or table lamp.
And now it is ready to be cut
So I started cutting using ruler (to get straight lines) and cutter.
We already had marks to follow.
After several sides were ready.
Now I needed squares for top and bottom sides.
Best way to get square is described in pictures.
Now we need tom make some windows for lights.
I cut out rectangles from all sides.
Bottom will stay solid and TOP sill also be with window.
To make it simple I just googled for some cliparts and made printouts.
They were free to use.
At the same time you can draw anythig you want on the A4 paper or same size textile and use it.
I just simply sticked them to the sides (they become like frames) with paper glue
Now the last step. Just assemble parts together
I used some paper glue to make it more stable
And at last, the ready product :)
Now I can put CFL or LED or even a candle in it.
A the same time DO NOT FORGET THAT PAPER BURNS!!!
To avoid flame I will advice to use liquid glass on all surfaces (Sodium Silicate).
It is transparent, paper becomes flame resistant (it will burn at last but will give a lot of time to save yourself) and what is most important it is cheap, I payed 2$ per pound.
Hope you liked this instructable.
It took the same time to build and publish this thing :)