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Illuminated coffee stirrers

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Marnix van der Lijn
Illuminated coffee stirrers

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Lighting

Waste Materials

Coffee Stirrers

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This is a simple and elegant lampshade made from coffee stirrers. The warm glow will make dull dark days a thing of the past.

Materials & Equipment List

Coffee stirrers, Super glue, Kettle, Mug, Copper wire, Pliers, Drill and drillbit.

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Gather a large amount of coffee stirrers.
Glue two coffee stirrers together using superglue/wood glue.
Now take 6 coffee stirrers and drill a small hole in each end.
One by one place the coffee stirrers that you have just drilled into a cup of freshly boiled kettle water.
Bend the coffee stirrers into 'C' shapes and attach together with copper wire. Make three of these in total.
Take the three circles you have just made and arrange as shown. Weave in and out of the circles.
The lamp shade is now made.
Using super glue add small amounts in the cracks to make the whole structure stable, this will prevent the lampshade from dismantling.
Now attach to an existing light source and enjoy.
Final image of the lamp shade in situ.
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Marnix van der Lijn

Lincoln

United Kingdom

Hello im Marnix...

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