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Wall Light

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Sabrina Lungo
Wall Light

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

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Lighting

Waste Materials

Drinks Bottles

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A wall mounted decorative light, made from a mixture of bottles tops - 2ltr Evian Water, 2ltr ASDA water and 2ltr Coca-Cola bottles. The Coca-Cola bottles have been secured using a button and the rest have been secured using a split pin. The sizes of the bottles decreases down the wall light. They are attached using a soft aluminium wire, that is firstly twisted around the bottle tops then creates a frame onto the next bottle top. The bottle bulbs are filled with decorative lights.

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MATERIALSThree 2 litre Evian water bottles.Three 2 litre ADSA water bottles.Three 2 litre Coca-Cola bottles.Three ReUsed buttons. Six split pins. Soft aluminium wire Beading wire.One pack of 50 decorative lights, preferably reuse old Christmas lights.DIMENSIONSApproximately 190mm (w) x 594mm (h). The dimensions are changeable through design of the object.

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Use an empty 1.5ltr or 2ltr plastic bottle (Coca Cola, Sprite or Fanta work the best). Cut off the top - the size depends on how big you want the plastic bulb to be.
Then cut thin strips (8 or 12 works well). Cut points into the ends of the sections and hole punch in  the centre.
Use beading wire to attach opposite sections to each other. Make a knot through the holes but also strengthen by securing in the other direction.
Do this to all the sections overlapping each time to create the dome. Secure with a button or anything appropriate to create a more decorative object.
Use thick but soft aluminium wire and wrap around the bottle top to create a plastic 'bulb'. use pliers to secure tightly.
Keep adding on bulbs in the same way to create a nice shape. Try to also make a pattern with the bottle bulbs created to add interest and variation to the light.
Make a loop at the end that will be used to secure the light decoration to the wall.
Use old christmas lights to fill the bulbs. Make sure that you count the lights first and roughly work out how many are needed to fill each bulb.
Secure the decorative lights along the wire frame with the beading wire.
Finally attach the wall light to the wall using a nail and the hook created. At this point you can move the bulbs so they look correct.
The final wall light made from reused plastic drinks bottles.
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Sabrina Lungo

Hertfordshire

United Kingdom

I am a final year Product Design student at Nottingham Trent University....

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