Final DIY lamp made from plastic spoons

Are you looking for an interesting DIY project to keep ou busy during the weekend or evening? If so, why not try our DIY unique lamp made from plastic spoons. This is a super fun project that results in a grand and presentable masterpiece. Below are the instructions on how you can do this;

Final DIY lamp made from plastic spoons

For the materials and equipment, you will need two plastic containers, a pair of scissors, a cutter, a large bunch of plastic spoons, a pair of gun glue sticks and end electrical cord.Also note that black or grey electrical cord works best.

The materials needed to create a DIY lamp from plastic spoon, a glue gun, a bulb, cables and some extra

You can make use of your old plastic spoons but if you want a clean touch, you need to buy a bunch of new plastic spoons, available at supermarkets. In this project, we only use the scooping part of the spoon and not the handle, so the first step is cutting off the handle from the rest of the spoon. Cut the spoons using a pair of scissors, near the top part.

A bunch of white plastic spoons on table

Place the spoonheads in one jar and keep the handles separately for use in another project.

A collection of plastic spoonheads in plastic container

The next step involves preparing the lampshade. Here, you use a cutter cut out the base of the lampshade. If you are not sure about the size of the hole to cut, insert the bulb every once in a while to see if it fits. It should not touch the sides anywhere. If it does not fit, you can always use a larger container. The base is the side that will be on the bottom.

Cutting out holes in lampshade

After cutting out the hole for the bub, you now try out different arrangement patterns for the spoonheads on the plastic jar. Do not be afraid to experiment; try out as many patterns as possible until you find the perfect one.

Trying different spoonhead patterns on the plastic jar

After you find a suitable pattern, place tape around the bottom of the jar. Place the spoonheads on the tape, arranging them according to the pattern that you chose. Then pile the next layer, tip first, over the first layer of the previously fixed layer.

Arranging the spoonheads around the jar

The tape is only for temporary use; to see if the spoons fit correctly.

White tape and glue gun

When you are satisfied with the pattern that you have tested, glue all the spoonheads together. Use just enough glue so that the pattern remains neat. Work around the jar until it is completely covered. You should only see the top of the spoonheads. If you notice a mistake, correct it right away because it will be difficult to do so once the glue dries.

Gluing the white spoonheads to the plastic jar using glue gun

Adjusting spoonheads attached to the plastic jar

You can use the handles of the spoon at the bottom of the jar.

Plastic spoon handles attached on jar

The spoonheads should be attached close together.

Bottom area of jar where electrical cord enters

Circle of spoons around bottom hole

To hide the bottom area of the jar where the electrical cord enters through, cover it with a circle of spoons, facing you into the middle. Attach the spoonheads neatly onto each other until the base is no longer visible.

Inserting electrical elements

Now, insert the electrical elements through the hole.