The MilkShell was one of the first lampshades I made using plastic milk cartons. Since that design I’ve made the ‘MilkShell2‘ and now, finally, ‘MilkFlower‘. This design is also made out of leftovers from producing other upcycle lamshades.
For this design, like the original MilkShell, I used the top part, but in such a way that you wouldn’t recognize the milk carton right away. And I hope I succeeded in doing so.
MilkFlower is bigger than its predecessor, the MilkShell2. This lampshade is 65 cm. diameter.
Flower shaped exuberant lampshade
The MilkFlower is a exuberant playful design with a shape that is open at the top and narrows at the bottom. Almost like a flower, a Fuchsia. It’s always a big surprise how the design turns out but it is even a bigger surprise how the light and the shadow will turn out and how the different parts light up. Of course it also depends on the lightbulb used.
Well, stay tuned because there are still some new ideas I’ve got for making other lampshades out of plastic milk cartons.
If this is something you like you could visit ‘My upcycle design‘ for more upcycle design made by me.
Photos © Gilbert de Rooij