DIY Cellular Organic Lampshade Without a 3D Printer

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Introduction: DIY Cellular Organic Lampshade Without a 3D Printer

In this instructable I'll show you how you can easily make an awesome organic lampshade without using a 3d printer. This kind of lampshade is usually made with a 3d printer but I know there are alot of people out there who, like me, would love this kind of design for their lights but don't own a 3d printer. This lampshade is easy and cheap to make. It only requires a rubber ball some air dry clay and ... that's it. Enjoy!

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Step 1: Draw the Pattern

First you need to draw the pattern. Practice on a piece of paper first. It's a combination of random shapes placed close to each other. Blacken the edges so you get a better picture of the future lamp. Don't make the edges too thin. They need to have at least 1 cm for a 30 cm ball.

Step 2: Add Air Dry Clay

Start adding clay. Make long stripes of clay and place them on the black edges. Wet your fingers when working with the clay. Make half of the ball, let it dry without rushing it (no hair dryer). When starting on the other half make sure you wet the dry clay so it will stick to the new clay. You can use water to make it smooth

Step 3: Take Out the Ball and Sand the Lamp

When everything dries use a needle to make a small hole in the ball. Let the air escape and then shrink the ball until you can take it out. Sand the shape and add more clay if you feel it's necessary.

Step 4: Place the Light Inside

Only one tip: use led light because it won't get hot. That's it. I hope you liked my little project. See ya!

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    21 Discussions

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    DavidP82
    DavidP82

    3 years ago

    Easy, and has and amazing result. You rock, Creative Mother!!

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    Meglymoo87
    Meglymoo87

    4 years ago

    Great job!

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    jihanem
    jihanem

    4 years ago

    That's amazing

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    claudiof2
    claudiof2

    4 years ago

    Great great job !!!!

    Thanks to post it

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    MerlinMakes
    MerlinMakes

    4 years ago

    this is very neat. however, if you're careful not to cover the valve, you dont have to pop the ball. just stick a ball pump needle into the hole and let the air drain. then you can reuse the ball. :P

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    Creative Mother
    Creative Mother

    Reply 4 years ago

    Yes, you are correct. I didn't cover it but finished the video on a sunday afternoon and couldn't find a ball pump needle anywhere. Wasn't very green of me

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    Edwardo Leon
    Edwardo Leon

    4 years ago

    Very creative and inspiring approach. Great attention to details and great illustration of patience for artistic work. You nailed it.

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    craftvideos
    craftvideos

    4 years ago

    Wow ... can I borrow your creative mind :)

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    jp200502
    jp200502

    4 years ago

    cool

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    Saifiiz artWork
    Saifiiz artWork

    4 years ago

    i will use this in one of my interior design project :)

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    Creative Mother
    Creative Mother

    Reply 4 years ago

    Nice. Please post here some photos of the result :)

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    seamster
    seamster

    4 years ago

    This is so cool! I love the method you used, and the finished lamp looks fantastic.

    Very nice, easy, and low-cost. Can't beat that! :)