In this Instructable, I will show You how to build a cool zip tie warm light lamp.
I hope you enjoy it!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- A metal piece of fence.
- Long zip ties.
- White spray bottle.
- A wire cutter.
- A4 paper.
- A compass.
- A piece of Mdf wood.
- Masking tape.
- Small short zip ties.
- White oven paper.
- A small 220v lamp and lamp socket.
- Electric cable and plug.
Step 2: The Lamp Design
Choose the shape of your lamp.
It could be a cone, cylinder, pyramid, sphere, etc.Try to choose a regular symmetrical shape as it will look better with the zip ties on it once it's done and it is easier to fix the zip ties to it.
I chose a cone.
To model it, I drew half a disc on the A4 paper with a hole in the middle using my XXL compass that I built in my previous Instructable, and I cut it out with a precision knife.
Then, place the model on the grill on top of some masking tape, and mark the shape, then cut it out using the wire cutter.
Finally, strap it together using the small short zip ties ( these will be removed later ) .
Step 3: The Grill and Zip Ties
Spray the grill in white, then strap the zip ties onto it in the diagonals of each square in the grill.
Try to zip them all in the same direction.
(here, I forgot to spray it before putting the zip ties, so i had to do it anyways before all the zip ties were on..)
Step 4: The Lamp Support
Measure the diameter of the cone and cut out a piece of MDF wood matching it, then drill a hole in the middle for your lamp socket and some holes on the sides to fix it on the grill.
Install the lamp and socket in it, use hot glue if necessary.
Wire the cable and plug.
Step 5: The Warm Light Effect
Here, I used some white oven paper, like the one you put under your pizza so that it doesn't stick to the tray while it is cooking in the oven.
Use the same pattern of the lamp design to draw and cut the oven paper cone.
Tape it .. After several trials here, I found out that masking tape does the job.Apparently, this type of paper doesn't stick to much really,not even super glue.
Step 6: Finishing Up
Place the oven paper cone in the fence piece , then zip tie the lamp assembly onto it.
Optional: you can connect those zip ties together (the 3rd photo) to dangle it, or simply do it using the electric cord.
Light it up end Enjoy!
Runner Up in the
Zip Tie Challenge