Paper Coffee Cup Led Lampshade




Idea about this Paper coffee cup lampshade crossed my mind at the moment I saw those simply beautiful paper cups at my local favorite coffee shop.

Step 1: What You Need

- 3 paper coffee cups

- 1 simple wood board 300mm X 50mm X 10mm

- 3 of E14 LED Bulb Light Lamp 3W Warm White 240V - those I had from previous project -

- 3 of plastic double pin lamp holders (26mm diameter),

- 2000mm of 2,5A single wire cord, and ~250mm 2 wire cord,

- 3X2 Electrical Screw Terminal Block Connector

- tube of Superglue,

- used data cable insulation tube.


- Drill,

- Screwdriver,

- Wire cutters / strippers,

- Varnish (oak tone in my case).


Couple hours.

Step 2: Cord Twisting

Simply twisted the cord with my drill. Cut it in 3 pcs. - 300 mm each.

Step 3: Board/plank

Cut a piece - 400 mm in my case.

Dye it with varnish.

Holes should be drilled before :D

Step 4: Cords

Cords prepared for connections.

To make enough thickness and better look I used insulation of old data cable.

attach to the lamp holder back pieces.

Step 5: Assembling

Drilled holes (Dye again :P),

attached wires,

Connected wires to Electrical Screw Terminal Block Connectors

Attached cups.

That's it :)



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    4 years ago on Introduction

    This turned out looking amazing! I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit skeptical at the beginning when you were going to be using Coffee Cups, but this turned out great!

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