Finally I’m able to show you another upcycle design lampshade I made. I’ve tried lots of designs, none of them gave me the result I was looking for. I don’t know if you recognize this, but sometimes you’ve got an idea and you don’t know how to realize it. It is a matter of trying and keep on trying. The thing is, I wanted to make a simple lampshade out of two dark blue plastic boxes I had.
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 strips from the plastic pieces, with a certain length so they would give the lampshade a different look. In the end I fixed all 10 strips at one of the ends with a small bolt and nut. The other 10 ends I attached to a lamp frame. And that’s it.
Well all in all it’s a reasonable easy lampshade to make.
What you’ll need:
- Sturdy plastic
- Small snap-off blade knife
- Eyelet Crimping and Hole Punch Function Pliers with eyelets
- Bolt and nut, M4 / 16 mm. [hexagon socket screw, inbus]
- Lamp frame [in this case 30 cm. diameter]
- Tie-wraps, 20 cm. / ± 3 mm.
Please share your result and/or findings with me.
Design and DIY by Gilbert de Rooij | upcycleDZINE
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