DIY: Upcycle plastic into DROP lampshade by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
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.
DIY: Upcycle plastic into DROP lampshade by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
DIY: Upcycle plastic into DROP lampshade by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
DIY: Upcycle plastic into DROP lampshade by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
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
  • Scissors
  • 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.
Have fun!

Design and DIY by Gilbert de Rooij | upcycleDZINE

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