This beautiful lamp is simple and easy to make! Just follow our step by step instructions to make one of your very own.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Materials
Old working lamp that you do not mind cutting, green lamp shade, brown fabric, wire, soldering iron, and solder.
Separate metal of the lamp shade from all remaining materials. (Fabric, glue, etc)
Find seam of the fabric on the lamp shade and cut along it
Cut a ring into the fabric, with a box cutter, at top and bottom of lamp shade, take precaution if you ring glue. *Do not rush this step.
Connect the base and top piece with the metal coat hanger, it does not have to be symatrical.
Make a dome on the top but leave plenty of room for the bulb to be removed. We recommend a triangular shape.
Using stiff wire, make rib shapes on the side.
Using flexible wire wrap the lamp support sides in a zig-zag design.
Repeat what you did to the side but on the top of the dome.
Spray paint the bottom pieces brown.
Add cardboard to the the top to cover the place where the lightbulb will sit.
Add a cardboard paper towel roll to the base of the lamp. This will be the trunk. Spray paint this.
After paint dries, cut the left over fabric into small pieces and glue it onto the metal frame in any pattern you like.
Once your glue is complete, you have your tree!
Participated in the
Lights Contest 2017