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Twiglo

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Esther Loke
Twiglo

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Lighting

Waste Materials

Garden Waste

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1,854
Twiglo is a homemade lamp made out of garden waste. Bounding the twigs together to form this lamp, gives your home a marvelous atmosphere.

Materials & Equipment List

Twigs-Leaves-Waxed string-Cardboard-Toilet roll-Hot melt adhesive- Garden snippers - Scissors- Scalpel- Pencil- Hot glue gun- Ruler- Clip on light- Lightbulb- Sandpaper- Insecticide

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

In order to make a
Collect a large amount of twigs and sticks, look for straight and strong twigs. Sort them in piles of thickness and types. Spray with insecticide to kill insects. Leave to dry.
Remove clip from lightCut a hexagon net out from scrap cardboard, leaving a small gap for the cable to feed through. Glue together with hot glue gun.  Place toilet roll in the centre of hexagon, cut small gap on one end of the toilet roll. Feed light through toilet roll and glue together with hot glue gun.
Decorate inside of cardboard with leaves. Stick them down with hot glue.
Find suitable twigs and stick onto the sides of the cardboard with hot glue.Cut to necessary lengths with garden snippers
Take a flexible and tough twig and wrap it round the main body starting from the base upwards. Tying one end of the waxed string to the base, weave the sticks to the main body in a looping technique, gradually getting higher. Tie together every two twigs together.  If the winding twig is not long enough, tie another twig to continue a spiral.
Repeat weaving technique from the base in opposite direction, creating a crossed weave.
Knot and cut the ends and burn the string end so it doesn
Insert light bulb, place in suitable location, plug in and ENJOY!
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Esther Loke

Nottingham / Bristol

United Kingdom

I am an enthusiastic BA Product Designer. Currently a student who is striving to design excellent products!...

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