Extraordinary lamp designs cost a lot of money. If you still want to get a very special luminaire, you can rely on your own project with the tools available. We will guide you through the making of a DIY rope lamp.
Rubber ball of any size
String or rope
Decoupage – liquid
Knife or scissors
Round piece of cardboard
It is best to work outdoors to avoid any soiling.
Place the materials on the work table: rope, rubber ball, liquid, the gloves, the marker pen, the container and the round piece of cardboard. Place the sphere on tape for stability. Now draw a circle around the rubber ball’s hole.
It can get pretty messy, but you’d have to dip the rope in the container with the decoupage liquid. With the help of a brush you could distribute this. Now wrap the rope crosswise around the rubber ball. Leave about 10cm free around the drawn circle. After all, you should still be able to see the ball.
The colored rope now needs a few days to dry.
When the rope is completely dry, deflate the ball. Now take it out through the empty space.
The rope balls thus have large openings that would later allow them to be positioned as floor lamps.
Cut out a hole at the top of the ball. This means that the solar cells will be able to absorb enough sunlight during the day.
Next, you can spray the balls with metallic spray specially designed for outdoor use.
Now you can sink any water pipe (2cm in average) with a threaded nipple into the ground.
In the photo, the water pipes are installed at different heights. The distance between them is about 10cm so that the balls don’t come too close to each other.
Attach a sleeve to the top of the pipe. This will ensure that the solar cells are placed in a stable manner.
The base of the solar cell should fit snugly on the tube, like here.
You can now leave the garden lights like this. But we believe that the rope ball will give your garden a better look.
The spheres are now placed over the lighting fixtures. When switched on, the light shines through it.
The opening of the sphere ensures that the solar cell is charged.
The pretty rope ball is a modern part of any garden design.
Which variant do you like better – the solar lights or the DIY floor lamps?
Both can of course be designed creatively. Nice design, don’t you think?
Try to follow these DIY instructions and design your own individual garden lamp!
The end result of these simple DIY instructions goes perfectly with any garden landscape, as the cord lamp has a timeless, classic shape.
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