Komorebi Tree Lamp

This beautiful lamp is simple and easy to make! Just follow our step by step instructions to make one of your very own.

Teacher Notes

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.

Step 2:

Separate metal of the lamp shade from all remaining materials. (Fabric, glue, etc)

Step 3:

Find seam of the fabric on the lamp shade and cut along it

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

Connect the base and top piece with the metal coat hanger, it does not have to be symatrical.

Step 6:

Make a dome on the top but leave plenty of room for the bulb to be removed. We recommend a triangular shape.

Step 7:

Using stiff wire, make rib shapes on the side.

Step 8:

Using flexible wire wrap the lamp support sides in a zig-zag design.

Step 9:

Repeat what you did to the side but on the top of the dome.

Step 10:

Spray paint the bottom pieces brown.

Step 11:

Add cardboard to the the top to cover the place where the lightbulb will sit.

Step 12:

Add a cardboard paper towel roll to the base of the lamp. This will be the trunk. Spray paint this.

Step 13:

After paint dries, cut the left over fabric into small pieces and glue it onto the metal frame in any pattern you like.

Step 14:

Once your glue is complete, you have your tree!

Lights Contest 2017

Participated in the
Lights Contest 2017

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • CNC Contest

      CNC Contest
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest
    • Maps Challenge

      Maps Challenge

    4 Discussions

    0
    None
    rafununu

    2 years ago

    Beautiful. Believe me, iIt deserves another source than this cold and flat fluo light.

    0
    None
    Swansong

    2 years ago

    That's a neat re-design of the lamp shade. :) You should enter this in the Before and After contest.