To start of this new year I’m featuring a new upcycle design lampshade I made, the ‘ChocoDaisy’. I’ve tried lots of designs using these unique Nesquik chocolate powder containers. None of them gave me the result I was looking for. I wanted the design to be simple. It is a matter of trying and keep on trying. The thing is, afterwards, when you look at the design, it doesn’t look difficult at all.
Photos © Gilbert de Rooij
How to upcycle chocolade powder containers
It started all with 9 Nesquik containers. First I ripped off the labels and the yellow container showed something I had not noticed yet. Three of them had a different shape pressed into two sides. These containers had an X shape pressed into them and the others horizontal lines. After removing the glue used for the labels, the containers were cleaned.
Next it was time to mark the spots where I had to drill holes. There are two sets of holes, one set to attach a container to another. Second, a set of holes for attaching the containers to the frame. The first set is drilled near the top of the container, near the point where the lid closes. The second set is drilled at about 3,5 cm. from the bottom. After drilling the holes I divided the different [with and without X] containers around a 15 cm. lampshade frame. Then I used tie-wraps to attach the containers to the frame and then to each other. And that’s it.
Well all in all it’s a reasonable easy lampshade to make.
What you’ll need:
- Nesquik chocolate powder container, 9 pieces
- Drill bit, steel nr. 5
- Lamp frame [in this case 15 cm. diameter]
- Tie-wraps, 20 cm. / ± 3 mm.
Please share your result and/or findings with me.