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DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

DIY Cardboard Pendant Light
Contributor Post by Chelsea of Lovely Indeed Hi all! 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. Related:  Cardboard Lamps & LampshadesLight Related Decor

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. The reason why we chose this paper is because of the price. 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.

Project 20 Week 22 – White Straw Hanging Light While wandering around the blogosphere the other day, someone was raving about PB Teen and what adorable things they had. So I headed right over to check it out, and spotted this awesome coconut shell lamp. I immediately thought, I could make that! I cut a bunch of white straws into pieces of varying lengths, and then strung them together with a needle and white thread. I had decided I wanted each string to taper in size, so I made sure to start with the really small pieces. I was a little worried about the straws hitting the light bulb, but I also wanted to cover the bulb better, so I decided to take a smaller hoop and create a tube out of white tracing paper to go on the inside. I like how it turned out, but I think if I make another version I would make some changes. And I’d like to use larger hoops so I could make the light without the inner tracing paper liner, but with enough straws that you still could mainly obscure the light bulb. Ciao, Allison Like this: Like Loading...

Flower Lights By Kelly on Sep 18, 2012 So, I compromised on my Must Post Halloween Projects Now desire. A DIY in Halloween colors but one that could be adapted for any and every party: DIY fringe string lights! Oh, if only I could tell you how long I’ve been wanting to do this. It’s so simple and, yes, removable so you can switch it out for any holiday, birthday or other bash you may be throwing. Supply List: LED String Lights (These don’t get as hot, see note at the bottom!) To Make: If using crepe paper folds, cut strips off the bottom about 2″ wide. Plug in and partay! All Photos by Studio DIY **IMPORTANT! Looking for more DIY projects?

Le blog de Gabrielle Aznar Cardboard Into A Simple & Stylish Cube Lamp The problem with a lot of DIY projects is that they can require a lot of materials. 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. 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. This box is the base of the cube, which she cut a hole in for the bulb to go through.

Project 5 Week 5 – Large Straw Pendant Light Welcome to my big 5th week project! This project is so big it took me two weeks to get it together, constructed and photographed. I made myself a really large hanging pendant lamp, out of approximately 3,000 white drinking straws! While this project may have ended up being more difficult than I imagined at first, it certainly resulted in quite a statement piece! I hooked it up to a dimmer switch, and it can go from a bright and beautiful snowball to a gently glowing orb. I first got the idea from this amazing lamp by Mark Montano, from his ‘Big Ass Book of Crafts.’ I’ve been trying to figure out whether or not I should make this a tutorial. Step 1: I used a paper lantern as the formwork, and a mesh laundry bag as the structure to hold the straws. Step 2: Insert the lantern into the laundry bag, and then trim off the top of the bag so that the new top edge is roughly lined up with the top of the lantern. Step 4: Sew 4 tucks on each side, one for each quadrant of the sphere. Step 14: Enjoy!!

Fairy Lights I’ve been contemplating getting a set of flower fairy lights for quite some time now. But then I decided that making a set would be more fun I knew that all I needed were a set of plain fairy lights and flowers. I could have bought pre-made fabric flowers that actually looked like the real thing, but I wanted to be a little more creative. I then had to decide what to make the flowers out of… there were so many options! The only fabric I could think of that would be stiff enough and allow enough light to pass through was tulle, so off I went to get some to experiment on. As it turns out – SUCCESS! Tools: Tutorial: Now repeat that as many time as you like. I tested them out on the staircase and I think they look pretty damn awesome. I have an ulterior motive for creating these lights and you will see them in it’s final placement in my next home DIY post LOve <3 Yin x

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Project 11 Week 17 – Shredded Newspaper Lantern Most people have a paper lantern or two lying around the house, but they can get pretty boring very quickly, so this week’s project is focused on rethinking that old standard! I had the newspaper already shredded from an old school project (for anyone who cares, its The New York Times). Many of the pieces are simply black and white text, but there is also a lot of color. I made a mixture of water, glue, and some Mod Podge and just started laminating the pieces on there. I did about 1/4 of the lantern the first night, and left it to dry only to wake up the next day and find that I hadn’t used enough glue and all the pieces had curled up and were falling off. So I rubbed the failed pieces off, and started again. I love the mixture of the newsprint and the pops of color, and this was a totally fun and fresh start for a tired old lantern! And of course, if you love this light but aren’t sure about making your own, you can always come on by my Etsy shop and buy one of mine! Like this:

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