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Milk Bottle Lamp Shade

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Rebecca
Milk Bottle Lamp Shade

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Lighting

Waste Materials

Milk Bottles

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This lamp shade is made from cut up Tesco milk bottles and part of a wire frame from an old lamp shade.

Materials & Equipment List

Materials:Tesco Milk BottlesOld lamp shadeBulbLamp bodyEquipment:Soldering ironScissorsPliers

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Firstly, collect milk bottles (the amount of milk bottles will depend on how big you want to make the shade)and then use the scissors to cut up into different sizes.
Secondly, get the soldering iron (you do NOT need solder for this) and once it is hot run the tip along the edge of one piece of plastic where it sits on another piece, this will bond the plastic together. Avoid pierceing the plastic by pressing down lightly. Always put the soldering iron back on the stand when it is not in use because it will get extremely hot and will burn skin and materials it comes in contact with. Once you have finished with the soldering iron and it had cooled down fully, clean the tip.
Thirdly, continue adding new pieces of the milk bottle to build up your sheet.
Next, i used an old lamp shade, removed the fabric and use pliers to help you remove any pieces of wire you do not need. Then wrap the sheet of pieces of milk bottles around the wire frame and use the soldering iron again to join together the two edges of the sheet.
Next, get the lamp body, the bulb and the lamp shade you have made.
Next, attatch the lamp shade to the lamp body and add the bulb ( do not plug in until the shade and bulb are attatched properly)
Finally, plug in and enjoy the finished product.
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Rebecca

Lincoln

United Kingdom

I am a Lincoln University Student studying Product Design...

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