I love dim lights, especially when it’s filtered through beautiful lamps, making patterns all over the walls and floor. Good lighting can always set the mood right. For example, when you reach home after a long day and enter your room, you do not want to switch on those fluorescent lights to get a headache. On the other hand, if you switch on that tiny beautiful lamp and lay down on your bed, it feels like bliss.
So, to give you many options to choose from, I have compiled a list of few lamp designs that can be easily be made at home. Hope you’ll like these.
1. Plastic Bottle Lamp
If you cut out the bottom part of your plastic bottle, it will look like a perfect flower. All you have to do is cut out a bunch of them and connect them using a string and create your beautiful lamp. Time to start collecting all those plastic bottles!
2. Cupcake Lamp
Stick a bunch of cupcake liners on your paper lantern to give it a completely new look. This is an awesome way of redecorating your old paper lantern, which gets easily torn otherwise.
3. Cloud Lights
Get a lot of cotton and pull it until it becomes fluffy like clouds. Then stick it on a paper lantern. Let it dry and then put Flameless Candles (Ideally super cool LED ones) inside the lantern and fix it. You have your cloud lights ready!
4. Lace Lamps
Just blow a balloon and paste cut out pieces of lace using glue. After letting it dry, burst the balloon using a pin and pull it out through one of the bigger gaps. You have an ornamental lamp shade ready!
5. Spoon Lamps
Take an old water container and cut out its bottom. Then take the heads of plastic spoons, and arrange them on the container in a ‘fish scale’ pattern. After it’s done, fix a light bulb inside and your spoon lamp is ready.
6. Straw Lamp
Arrange the straws in a haphazard manner over a paper lantern. Now, you can poke them inside, or to give it a neater look, stick them in a pattern. Also, you can pile straws on each other without the paper lantern and create a lamp shade exclusively out of straws.
7. Stary Stary Night
Take a black sheet (hard one) and draw your favourite skyline or cityscape with lots of buildings on it. Then, leaving the buildings part intact, poke holes in the sky region. Now, fold it to create a lamp shade. When it’s lit, those holes will look like stars.
8. Bottle Lamps
Had mentioned this in one of my previous articles, but for those who missed it, it might help. All you have to do is put fairy lights inside an empty and clean wine bottle. It’s super easy and looks fantastic.
9. Marquee Sign
Cut out your letters from a cardboard or a plastic sheet and make some holes in it for bulbs to come out. Then fix everything in correct order and light up your sign.
10. Yarn Lampshade
Stick the thread on a balloon using the mixture of water and glue and leave the bottom portion open. After it’s dried, burst the balloon and paint the shade. Then, you can keep the beautiful yarn shell on any bulb and see the magic happen!
11. Bubble Lamp
You’ll easily get transparent bubble balls online or in any stationary store. Just use some silver wire to build a bubble canopy around the light source.
12. CD Lamp
Stack old CDs around the light source and stick them together. The super easy CD lamp will be ready in no time. To make the whole thing more trippy, you can add colourful lights as well.
Hope these were helpful.
Until next time…