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Re-lit

By

Dalton Brandon
Re-lit

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Lighting

Waste Materials

Packing Boxes

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Breathing new life into used and discarded cardboard, Re-lit is a creative use of reused cardboard, in conjunction with craft techniques to produce a unique lighting fixture suitable for the home, and everyday use. The perforation of the cardboard, with various designs, allows the light emitted via the light fixture, to shine through and refine the product.

Materials & Equipment List

2 x (600mm x 600mm) cardboard sheets, taken from discarded cardboard boxes50 ml White Acrylic PaintRulerStraight EdgeProtractor PencilMedium sized Paint BrushApprox. 5ml Contact Adhesive1 Sheet of Plain A4 PaperDrafting CompassCraft Knife/ScalpelCutting Mat

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Part A
From each of the six points, mark 90
With a ruler line up the centre point with each of the six points in turn, and mark 150mm out by drawing a line.
From each of these points you
Using a sharp craft knife carefully cut the overall shape out, with the use of a straight-edge. Ensure this is done on a cutting matt of some description.
With a craft knife and a straight-edge, score along each rectangle. On the cardboard
Now repeat stages 1
Using white acrylic, paint the undersides of both cardboard pieces. Ensure that all brush strokes go from the centre outwards in a straight line, to give a neat finish.
Make a jig out of paper for the design chosen to be printed through the cardboard, like shown. Follow the lines on the template with a compass, ensuring cardboard is entirely pierced.
On Part A, cut a circle measuring 50mm on the top face. While on Part B cut a circle measuring 28mm, using a compass and craft knife.
On the top of Part A glue three supports, made from 55mm by 40mm cardboard as shown in the photograph, with a tab to glue to Part B.
Using a small amount of contact adhesive, glue Part B onto Part A where both pieces touch shown in the picture. Hold in place while the adhesive dries.
Now attach the light using the hole in Part B to the light fixture. This process can also be scaled down accordingly to fit a standard table lamp.
This is how the finished Re-lit light should look, when the light fixture is 'lit up'.
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