Make lampshades out of plastics

Wednesday November 20 2019

Step 5: Remove your bulb, and hook the upper

Step 5: Remove your bulb, and hook the upper part onto the lamp holder and under it, place the bulb back into the lamp holder, and it should look like this. Photos by Desire Mbabaali 

By Desire Mbabaali

For lovers of handcrafts, this is the simplest it gets. We live in communities where empty plastic bottles are almost everywhere, but there is a lot more we can do to not only add value, but save the environment as well.
To make a lamp shade out of an empty plastic bottle, all you need is a plastic rope, adhesive gum, an empty plastic bottle and a sharp knife.
First, make sure the plastic bottle is clean. After this, remove any product labels, if any so as to have a clean and neat product.
After this, cut the plastic bottle into two parts, making sure that the upper part is longer than the lower part because it is the upper part that we shall be using.
Having done that, cut off the mouth of the bottle, where the bottle top seats so that the opening is wider to accommodate the bulb.
Carefully hold the plastic rope and put a reasonable measure of adhesive and role it around the upper part of the plastic bottle from the top to bottom. Leave your creation to dry.
After drying, carefully remove your bulb from the lamp holder and place the lamp shade onto it, before carefully putting your bulb back again, and you will be good to go.
These lamp shades are ideal for suspended bulbs that hung in the air.

STEPS TO FOLLOW

Step 1: Get an empty plastic bottle, and remove
Step 1: Get an empty plastic bottle, and remove any product labels.

Step 2: Cut the bottle into two parts. Ensure
Step 2: Cut the bottle into two parts. Ensure the upper part is longer than the bottom. Also, remove the mouth of the bottle where the lid seats.

Step 3: With your plastic rope, carefully roll
Step 3: With your plastic rope, carefully roll it around the upper part of the plastic bottle.

Step 4: Make sure you have no loose ends. You
Step 4: Make sure you have no loose ends. You can also decide to cover the entire plastic area or just half of it.

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