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DIY paper lamp / Lampara de papel

I’ve got a lot of lamps all around the house. I made these wallpaper lamps in the entry. Once I had found the way to make the pattern, it was super fast to make several.

Tengo un montón de luces por toda la casa. Hice estas lámparas de pared en papel para la entrada. Una vez que había encontrado la manera de hacer el patrón, fue súper rápido hacer varios.

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And to continue a short tutorial:
Y para seguir un pequeño tutorial:

1/ Print, assemble, and cut the pattern. Trace the pattern on the paper you chose to make your lamp. I use white Canson, it give a nice warm light.

2/TURN the POWER OFF and unscrew the base of your wall lamp.

3/ Remove a little the base of the lamp, you don’t need to take it off or disconnect any cable.

4/ Slide the paper behind the base.


5/ Screw the base on.

6/ Fold the left side of the paper.

7/ Fold the right side.

8/ Slide the tab into the slot. That’s it.

Please, always use energy-saving bulb, it doesn’t heat and it’s safer when you work with paper.

The pattern is available in US letter format and in A4 format. El patrón es disponible en formato carta y en formato A4.


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Saturday 27th of April 2019

How do you stick the 6 A4 papers together without affecting the final look too much?


Sunday 28th of April 2019

You tape the A4 sheets together to create your pattern, and you use the pattern to report the shape on a big piece of paper (I used canson paper). The lamp is made with the canson paper, not with the printed sheets.

Sarah Lou

Friday 26th of May 2017

LED bulbs are non warming. I used these when making my lampshades. It's peace of mind as they create no heat at all. Hope this helps people worried about danger. You can use what you want over them and save ££££'s in the process.

Sarah Lou

Friday 26th of May 2017

But LED bulbs as these create no heat at all so no worry about what your lampshades are made of. They are really bright and small. I chose against energy saving bulbs but the led bulbs are great.

Anuar Giron

Sunday 19th of February 2017

Genial, ya lo realice y quedo Perfecta en mis escaleras, Gracias.

Ama Ryllis

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

Que bueno que te sirvio! :) Saludos

Oswaldo Valentiner

Saturday 7th of January 2017

es una buena forma de iluminar esos pasillos que requieren un ambiente mas armonioso y calido