Here’s another DIY lampshade I’m adding to the other upcycle design lampshades I made. Again it’s a design that uses discarded plastic milk cartons. After making some upcycle lampshades using the side parts of the milk cartons, all the top parts where left. So I had to do something with them, just like the bottom part [see the next DIY lampshade]. So after some trial and error I came to this lampshade I call ‘MilkWheel’. It’s a lampshade that can be used as a pendant or floorlamp.
The fun part is that you can use the caps to screw them back on and give the design your own touch. There are lots of variations to be made!
Photos © Gilbert de Rooij
After cuttting out pieces I started joining them by using an ‘Eyelet Crimping and Hole Punch Function Pliers‘ and eyelets. This way I was able to create rows of top pieces. You can make these rows as long as you want. The result has to fit the lamp frame. In the end I combined all the rows into one drum like shape. The final step was to attach the lamp frame inside the drum. And that’s it.
Well all in all it’s, just like the other DIY lampshades, a reasonable easy lampshade to make. It just takes quite some time!
What you’ll need:
- 48 [+ 1 spare] Plastic milk cartons
- Small snap-off blade knife
- Eyelet Crimping and Hole Punch Function Pliers with eyelets
- Lamp frame [in this case 40 cm. diameter]
- Tie-wraps, 20 cm. / ± 3 mm.
Please share your result and/or findings with me.
Design by Gilbert de Rooij
Since you’re here …
I have a small favor to ask. Thousands are visiting upcycleDZINE for upcycle design inspiration every month. Readers in more than 100 countries around the world are now able to support financially.
upcycleDZINE is a completely independent niche site, is very work-intensive, and offers tons of unique information for free.
To keep upcycleDZINE running, I’m asking you for your support.
Your contribution will allow me to:
– meet the hosting costs
– upgrade to keep track of traffic increases
– add new content, and keep improving the older content
– add new functionalities to this site
– improve how it works and how it looks
– and last but not least, my daily dose of coffee 🙂
Again, all contributions will be reinvested into the aforementioned associated costs of running this blog and will help ensure the ongoing quest for quality upcycle design.
Your kindness and generosity will be greatly appreciated and will give me the motivation to continue.
Every contribution, however big or small, is so valuable for the future of upcycleDZINE.
Support today from as little as $2 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.