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LED-Paper Craft Lamps. DIY Cardboard Pendant Light. Contributor Post by Chelsea of Lovely Indeed Hi all!

DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

Chelsea here from Lovely Indeed, happy to be joining the amazing DIY squad at Poppytalk! I'm a big fan of recycling and repurposing, so I decided to get to work on some cardboard boxes I had laying around the house. As it turns out, cardboard makes a pretty sweet little pendant light. First, gather your materials. Corrugated cardboard, 25" wide and as tall as you'd like your lightSpray paintYard stickBox cutterGlue gunPendant light cord (this one from Ikea is only $5!) Step 1: Start by spray painting one side of the cardboard. Step 2: Mark the cardboard at 5-inch intervals lengthwise with the box cutter. Step 3: Lay the cardboard flat again and cut it into strips lengthwise by tracing along the yard stick with the box cutter. Step 4: Once your strips are cut, hot glue the ends of each strip together (painted side in) so that you have pentagons. Step 5: Finally, cut a solid pentagon out of cardboard for the top of the pendant.

Cube Cardboard Lamp. Cardboard Into A Simple & Stylish Cube Lamp. The problem with a lot of DIY projects is that they can require a lot of materials.

Cardboard Into A Simple & Stylish Cube Lamp

You still end up with the satisfaction of something you built with your own hands, but the shopping trips can get pricey. This cardboard cube lamp by Instructables user lindarose92 is awesome because it only requires one thing—and it's something that most of us have plenty of lying around. It's super easy to make and looks great when it's finished, plus it gives you something to do with all those empty cardboard boxes in the attic. The first step is the most tedious—turning a cardboard box into a bunch of thin cardboard strips. For hers, lindarose92 used 5mm x 8cm strips of corrugated fiberboard. Then, she put them together into 20 squares (8cm x 8cm) using super glue.

As for what goes inside the cube, lindarose92 built a shallow cardboard box to hold the light bulb, but as a commenter pointed out, a clean pizza box would work just as well and cut out the extra step. Cardboard Floral Lampshade. How To Fold A Paper Honeycomb Lamp. How to fold a lamp I bought a roll of sketch paper from Ikea in the kid section.

How To Fold A Paper Honeycomb Lamp

The reason why we chose this paper is because of the price. It's cheap so we can do a lot experiments before we know what we really want to make. okay, let's start to make the lamp. The above diagram is the pattern I did for this lamp. 1. 2. 3. **The images below show the sample of paper from the book. 1cm( for each column)x78 x 24cm(tall) 4. 5. ** It will start to like this....... keep pull them together ( in and out).

Ok, in the meanwhile, let's talk to about the core. You can also make your own cord. 6. 7. Trust me! Have a nice weekend and have fun making lamp.** will be back to share more experiences about the paper and some other patterns. Chandelier from Banana Boxes by Anneke Jakobs.