If you’re interested in new room decor, you’ve come to the right place. This lamp gives a simplistic and geometric addition to any room with just a sheet of paper and ten minutes.
Part 0: Materials
You will need:
- A4 printer paper
(Optional, to give power to the LED)
- Soldering iron/gun
- DC 12V adapter
If you don’t have the optional materials, consider using a nightlight or any other LED, but make sure the light doesn’t emit heat. If this is the case, it could be a fire hazard.
Part 1: Lampshade
To create the paper lampshade, I used a pattern from this video. Diagrams are also shown below. Note that you should unfold the paper after each step.
At this point, you should have a pattern that looks like this.
Now, fold seven lines horizontally.
After that, roll the paper into a cylinder and connect the ends with tape/glue.
Finally, press in every square along the edges such that they are concave.
Part 2: Electronics
I started off by stripping a pair of wires. This can be done with pliers or wire strippers.
I soldered the wires to the LED and attached the LED to a cardboard base.
I attached the other ends of the wires to the DC Adapter.
After attaching your lampshade to the base, you’re done!