DIY Project: Packing Peanut Chandelier.

by Chris Gardner

DIY Project: Packing Peanut Chandelier.

Bryan, the obviously clever boyfriend of Molly Dash, created this beautiful lighting fixture from everyone's favorite inspiration...trash. Made of a bit more than packing peanuts and some glue, it's truly elegant example of very, very upcycling.

Materials

1. Large box of packing peanuts
2. Half gallon of wood glue
3. Large clear trash bag (leaf bag)
4. Medium-heavy gauge copper wire for hanging (18 ga.)
5. Needle nose pliers for hanging
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How To Make a 'Sham-delier' With PDF Template

by Lilybee

created on: 08/26/08

created on: 08/26/08

I made this 'Sham-delier' to give my balcony a little indoor/outdoor ooh la la. It was inspired in part by Philippe Starck's Ghost Chairs, I love the whole classic shape/modern material juxtaposition. Anyway, if you want to make your own here's what you'll need:

  • Two Flexible plastic chopping boards, mine came from the Dollar Store but Ikea does them too.
  • Two flameless tea lights, again, Dollar Store finds, but you could try here
  • Some...

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Make A Light Show Lamp

by Lilybee

Make A Light Show Lamp

So. It's not exactly a Kanye style light show, but it does throw pretty patterns onto the wall and ceiling and it's dead easy to make.

I used

These just happened to be the most uh, 'cost effective' shade and base that Ikea had, but I'm pretty sure this would work with whatever you happen to have around.

  • craft paper or wrapping paper
  • a craft knife
  • scissors
  • a bit o'...

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Magic Lamps?

by Lilybee

created on: 06/11/08

Lamps, powered by Dumbledore or possibly rechargeable batteries. Candela Glow Lanterns by OXO ($39.99 for two) sit on their base to recharge and light up automatically when removed, they last for 8 hours after a full charge and unlike candles you can leave them unattended (and not worry about still having a house to come back to). There are different sizes and shapes available including these funky little slug chaps.

created on: 06/11/08

Should you desire a...

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Red Balloon Lamp

by DIY Maven

Red Balloon Lamp

Made of white polypropylene, this balloon glows red thanks to a red LED bulb and two lithium-coin batteries. Perfect for nighttime parties on the patio. Although, when I look at it, I can't help singing the opening lines of Roxanne. From Design Boom, the lamp will set you back $30, which includes shipping.

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Puppetronics.

by Chris Gardner

From MocoLoco:

"Lighting by Georgiosi is influenced by music and objects of everyday. The Puppetronics concept is translated into a giant UV sculpture of a dancing puppet not unlike a jellyfish, synchronized to the music and suitable for any rave. Other items that are used in Georgiosi lighting include speakers, saws, screws, rubber balls and marbles, but you can also find slinky lights, scouring pads, mesh and sink strainers."

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Cheese Lamps

by DIY Maven
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Cheese Lamps

Architectural student Andrés Moreno has a lamp collection entitled, 'Lamparas Caseus', which is Latin for Cheese Lamps. Although they're made of MDF and not baby Swiss, the name is still appropriate. DIYable? I’d bet my freshly-grated-Parmesan-loving behind on it. Spotted at Designboom.

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The book of enlightenment.

by DIY Maven

The book of enlightenment.

This clever light nestles between your books, casting its warm glow upon all who seek enlightenment. Made of white plexiglass, the lamp measures 24 cm x 17 cm and is illuminated by a 9 watt energy-saving lamp. Much as all books, on its binding and cover is the title: ‘The Enlightenment’. Available at Studiomeiboom for 89 Euro or 130 US, 10% of which goes to charity.

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Francois Legault's Utensil Lighting

by DIY Maven

Francois Legault's Utensil Lighting

What Montreal lamp designer Francois Legault does with recycled flatware is quite marvelous. The idea of using them to fashion lamp shades sounds simple enough. The outcome, however, is not. Pieces in his Kitchen Collection trick the eye, as the utensils seem to have been intricately woven to create a somewhat futuristic flatware fabric. (Is it just me or does the cube look like the Borg starship?)

His Blooming Spoons on the other...

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Make Sea Biscuit Lights

by DIY Maven

Make Sea Biscuit Lights

From designer Kristen Cunningham comes this great and EASY tutorial to make completely fabulous sea biscuit lights. She defines them as patio lights, but they’d look charming on a mantel–especially in the summertime when the fireplace isn’t being used–or in the winter when you’re dreaming of warm days on the beach.

Supplies:

A string of clear fairy lights

Purchased sea biscuit shells (enough to cover each light on your string)

Hot glue gun and glue

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