Intro: DIY Lamp
How To Make A Lampshade
Step 1: Materials
- Piece of Wood
- LED strip that can plug into wall
- projector plastic
- hot glue gun
- wooden dowells
Step 2: Cut Your Wood
You can do this in your desired shape, but we chose to use curves. Use a saw to cut the basic shape then sand it down and round the edges. Credit to Mr. Reams at Kealing Middle School for cutting our wood.
Step 3: Sand Your Projector Paper
Take your clear projector paper and sand it until it is opaque and looks like the second picture.
Step 4: Cut Your Wooden Dowels and Glue Them
Make two 3 inches long wooden dowels and sand the top and bottom. Glue the dowels on each side of the top of the wooden base. Take your square plexi-glass and place it on top of the dowels.
Step 5: Cut Your Opaque Projector Plastic
Cut your projector paper into trapezoids, 16.5 cm. by 18 cm, by 28 c. Cut out four trapezoids.
Step 6: Wrap LED Strip Around Dowels
Wrap LED strip around the dowels and down the back, attach with tape, glue or hot glue.
Step 7: Attach Trapezoids and Hot Glue Them
Attach trapezoids to glass and hot glue together on the sides.