Plastic spoon pendant light

I finally made it! I have been looking for some time now to find a light for our hallway. I found a beautiful lamp made with plastic spoons at guiademanualidades. The tutorial is in Spanish but the photos are great and it's an easy project which requires patience! I gathered my materials and started going. I used a 10L plastic bottle, hot glue, about 270 spoons and....feathers!

plastic spoon lamp



There was only one minor problem. My bottle, unlike the one at guiademanualidades, did not have parallel lines on it but a spiral, so some of the spoons are a little more pointy then the others but they are lost  in the chaos of the lamp. I thought at first to cover the bottle with white paper but changed my mind because i believed that it would minimize the light. 

plastic spoon lamp

So i started by cutting the bottom of the bottle and then i begun gluing the spoons. I broke the handle of them and kept just the curvy part. Since there where no parallel lines on the bottle the first line was not that straightened so i unglued the spoons and glued them more carefully the second time. I placed my lamp on a miniature of the Eiffel Tower that we have at home so that it was about at my height (it's not that much but anyway!)


plastic spoon lamp

I glued 18 rows with 15 spoons at each one. When i finally made it to the top the curve of the bottle was kind of  inconvenient for me to glue the rest of the spoons. I glued and unglued them 2 or 3 times in different ways, but i was not happy with the result. I had two options : to cut the top part of the bottle or to find something else to use there. And then it came to me : feathers! 

feathers lamp

I was ready to finish my project! I glued the feathers on the lamp and i was finally and officially over with it!

plastic spoon bottle lamp

Kind of funny. Isn't it? I love it! It was time the man of the house took some action and hang it!

plastic spoon feather lamp

plastic spoon lamp



I love my fluffy lamp! I used the remaining feathers at my stick-tail origami peacock!

stick tail origami peacock

Since the time my love hang it i'm turning it on and off like a baby!

21 comments:

  1. Very clever...I can see you turning it on and off! I would too.

    I have been wondering how to make a mini chandelier for my bedroom ceiling light, I really like glass, sparkly stuff, any ideas?

    Keep on doing neato stuff!Me and my friends love to see creativity!

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    1. Cut glass bottles and hang the top (fluted) part in bunches maybe at different heights. Or upside down wine glasses. You can add sparkle by adding glitter around the rims of the glasses/bottles with epoxy and glitter.

      Like this but with multiples- maybe at different heights:
      http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Glass-Bottle-Lamp-Using-Fire/

      an amalgamation between the previous link and this:
      http://www.instructables.com/id/bottle-lamp/
      but with the bulbs inside the bottles

      a bit like this:
      http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Candle-Chandeliers/

      Just my ideas for a glass chandelier

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    2. You could try using clear plastic spoons on multiple, smaller bottles?

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    3. i used a 10 liter bottle on this one. you could try it with smaller bottles, but if you use clear plastic spoons the glue for attaching them on the bottle might look ugly . i used hot glue. you will have to be very careful with gluing them if you use clear spoons. if i can help in any other way, please let me know!

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  2. Thanks Bernice. I am glad you like it. I'll think it over and i'll tell you about something sparkly to do!

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  3. it is amazing!!
    a great idea for my place too..i might try it..
    i'll let u know..

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  4. i'll be waiting for your version!

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  5. It´s beautifull!!!!! Congratulations!!! It´s good to see that somebody is doing the ideas that we are sharing!

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  6. thank you for your nice comment and thank you for your idea!

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  7. Feathers were such a creative way to finish it off - cute too! I would be just like you and would be turning it on and off admiring my handiwork :-)

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    1. feathers is my favorite part on the lamp! thank you for visit!

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  8. This is incredible! I am a lighting junkie and I am soooooo copying you! Really great work. I found you from Homework link and had to come see this.
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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    1. i'm so glad you like it. i'll be waiting for your version!

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  9. This is such a good Make it yourself product. Please consider posting it to our new MIY ReUse website: www.co-oproduct.org

    Thanks

    Tracy

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  10. I have been looking at doing this project for a while, but I didn't have any instructions. What size light did you use and how did you put the light inside the bottle?

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    1. i used an economy lamp, matching the shower i used. I cut the bottom of the bottle and passed the shower cord through that over to the bottle top (where i put the feathers). If you need any more help e-mail me! I would be more than glad to help!

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  11. Love this! What kind of bulbs should I use so I dont have to worry about anything melting please?
    Thanks
    x

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    1. Hello Becs!!!!!!! I used , and suggest to you, an economy lamp. That type of lamp does not emit heat, just light! You should choose the watts of the lamp depending on the shower you use and on how big or small the room you will place your lamp is. It's written on the shower how many watts maximum you can use. If i can help you with something else, please let me know!

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  12. What a brilliant job and such a great idea!

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