Design Your Own Plastic Spoon Lamp
Make a total new lamp using a recycled proteïne powder container or give a new look to a boring excisting lamp. Run to the store for those cheap plastic spoons and start making one !
I saw this project on pinterest but made it easier. Use a hair straightner to melt the spoons instead of the heat of a candle. I used about 300 table spoons for the Ikea ceiling lamp i transformed.
Cut the spoon but not to short so you can melt it and glue it. You can always cut of a piece after melting. After iI melt it, i let it cool down on the surface I am going to glue it on. If you're to slow, heat it again and start all over again. When you cool it of on the surface, it takes the perfect shape or curve. Watch your fingers when you glue the spoons. HOT !!
Choose your shape. Pinapple or feathers like. Spoons up or down. The look is completely different. Cut All your spoons. Then melt one by one and glue immediatly around and around and so on. glue on glass Is difficult. it might come of. Use more glue
If you use a powder container.:The lid becomes the botom. I used coffee spoons for the lid . cut a hole in the lid to ad the holder of the lamp ( pardon my English, it's not my native tongue)
Use a LED lamp because of the combination plastic and heat . LED has nearly no heat. Make sure you have holes to release heat.
You can spray paint the spoons to get a diffrent look or put a colored LED inside
while watching TV I switch the led lamp to orange to give a relaxing mood
blue light activates your concentration
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- Plastic table spoons and coffee spoons (Belgian store called colruyt)
- Proteïne powder container (Food store)
- Boring excisting lamp (Home)
Published February 8th, 2017 3:53 AM
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Dori B on Mar 05, 2017These shades are truly beautiful! If I hadn't known, I would never had guessed that they were made with plastic spoons!
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Nathalie van Ravels on Mar 05, 2017I still surprise friends and guests when I tell them how I made them. I love their reactions 👍. At night I turn the led light to orange to have a smooth and relaxing mood light.
Nathalie van Ravels on Feb 02, 2021
I didn’t. I used an old glass lamp and glued the spoons on the glass
Peg Picone on Jan 09, 2021
Going to make this for my great granddaughter's room.
Nathalie van Ravels on Jan 16, 2021
You’ll be the best grandmother ever !!!
Nice Idea! Do you have a blog or facebook page?