DIY Wrapped Geometric Hanging Lamp

I have a really great new project that I really want to show you today. Once again I have a chance to build a new lamp.

In my latest lamp project, I wrapped a lampshade with macrame cords.

Material for the wrapped hanging lamp

  • Lampshade wire frame diamond shape
  • 3 meters of textile cable
  • Protective contact plug
  • Large socket, matching the lampshade (black in retro look)
  • Beige macrame cord
  • Yellow macrame cord
  • Scissors
  • LED bulb (large socket)
  • Hooks for hanging on the ceiling / wall

To connect:

  • screwdriver
  • pincers
  • possibly wire strippers

DIY wrapped lamp: here’s how

I chose a macrame cord that you can also find in the craft store next to the macrame material. It is important that it is nice and round and a little thicker and does not fluff like wool, for example. So the result looks nice and tidy. Remember that a very thin cord will take much longer to wrap than a thicker one.

Tie the cord to the top of one of the vertical rods of the lampshade. Now wrap the rope all around the lampshade and put a loop around each pole.
Work your way through from top to bottom.

Since the entire ball is too big and bulky to squeeze completely through the tight wire rods, I cut it into pieces and wound it into individual balls.
When the first ball is over, you just knot another piece to it and continue winding. It is best to cut the piece off so that the knot can be hidden behind a rod. If you have to put several knots, make sure that all knots are on the same side afterwards. So you can simply turn this side towards the wall afterwards.

When you are done with the first color of the cord, simply knot the end at the bottom.
Then you continue to wind the lower piece of the lampshade with the yellow cord. Knot this cord at the end as well, push the knot to the inside and cut it off.

Now the cable can be connected to the plug and the socket. Leave the connection of the lamp to a qualified electrician so that you do not take any unnecessary risks and your lamp meets the safety standard. Optionally, you can also have a switch connected to the cable.

Now screw the socket into the lampshade and screw the LED bulb into it. Hang the lamp on a hook on the ceiling or wall.

How do you like it?

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DIY Concrete Lamp Without Pouring

I actually wanted to cast a concrete lampshade a long time ago. The problem with the implementation, however, is that it also has to be very stable and at the same time the weight must not be too heavy for assembly. But I’ve now also found the best solution for this. A concrete lamp without having to pour the concrete!

DIY concrete lamp without pouring

The solution to these problems can easily be found in the craft store. There is a concrete effect paste and matching concrete effect colors that are very light and with which you can achieve a great concrete effect.

Material for the concrete lamp

And so you create the concrete lamp

1. Clean the lampshade well beforehand and then apply the concrete paste in several layers one after the other. I applied the first layer with a wide brush. Later layers with a spatula.
2. Let the concrete dry out after one layer and then sand it a little smooth before you apply the second layer. Sand the last layer a little smoother. But you can also leave the lamp a little more rustic and coarse if you find this nicer.
3. So that the concrete effect gets more depth and looks more realistic, you then dab the dark and light concrete color here and there in different places on the lamp with the sponge. You can blur the whole thing as you find it most beautiful. Then let everything dry well again.
4. For an extra nice effect, I painted the inside of the lamp with copper paint. Depending on the color, you may need several layers of paint for this.

After drying, the lamp is ready to be hung.

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DIY: Wall Coat Rack

It’s high time to dig out the toolbox again! Today there is a DIY for making your own wardrobe rack.

Do you know the problems of too many scarves, too little space for bags or too little storage space for winter coats in summer and for summer things in winter? I just needed more cloakroom space. And after I came across these cute squirrel hangers in a shop, I couldn’t leave them lying around anyway. So let’s start with the tutorial make your own wardrobe rack. Without sawing and without danger.

What You Need

  • 5 nice hangers
  • 3 fastening hooks with small nails
  • 1 wooden board
  • Wood varnish
  • Paint roller
  • pencil
  • Screws for the hanger
  • Cordless screwdriver / screwdriver
  • 3 dowels and matching screws

First of all, of course, you have to find nice hangers:

There are really many furniture stores or flea market stalls where you can get beautiful wall hooks.

Then you just go to the hardware store and buy a simple, untreated, light-colored wooden board. Mine was 15cm x 70cm.

I used a light blue, non-glossy wood varnish for coloring. Carefully and neatly apply a layer of paint with a paint roller. I only left it with one layer so that the structure of the wood still shines through nicely. You can of course also dye it opaque. If you don’t have untreated wood, you should degrease it first and smoothen it well with sandpaper before painting the board. Let the board dry for a few hours to a day. Depending on how many layers of paint you apply.

Then the positions for the coat hooks on the front are determined and marked with a pencil. Then immediately determine the position of the fastening hooks on the back. Be careful that they are invisible after hanging, but rather disappear behind the board.

And now you can attach the hooks on the back. Then screw the hangers on the front.

Your own self-made, individual wall coat rack is ready!

Don’t screw yourself up in your leg!

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