How to create a lamp in a shoebox?

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How to create a lamp in a shoebox?

Lightweight and easy to make, these lamps are made simply from a simple cardboard box. Discover the principle of this technique, and adapt it to the format that suits your room! A nice idea deco not expensive really nice.

Have a shoebox a little solid, or a box Decopatch (in the store of Creative Leisure). You will need a socket connected to a socket and a switch. If you do not find this kit ready, you can mount it yourself by following the video tutorial on Then to decorate your lamp, plan acrylic paint (here black, but you can vary the color!), Tracing paper or translucent. Paper pencil, glue, cutter and scissors, and you are equipped!

Start by hollowing out the lid: draw the desired shape in a pencil of paper before cutting it with the cutter. On the side of the box, cut a cross with the cutter in which you can slide the sleeve.

Paint the outside of the box. If you choose a light color, go through several layers of white paint to hide the background. Once the paint dries, cut the paper that will come to hide the bulb. With an inkjet printer, you can print a photo on this paper if it is a good-sized layer. Paste this paper on the back of the lid. Slide the socket into the box, then screw the led bulb (which does not heat). You can with the box of scissors make some holes on the sides of the box to evacuate a little heat. All you have to do is fix your lamp on the wall with double-sided mirror adhesive, for example.

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