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Plastic Cup LampNow that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens.
When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift. It turns out it was the easiest craft I’ve even done, the epitome of DIY objects!

Disclaimer: There have been some concerns about the safety of this construction (see the comment of user “when” below for example). We only use this lamp when we’re at home, so we have it under surveillance. It doesn’t get hot or smelly. However, in case you like the idea and you decide to do it yourself, you do so at your own risk. It’s just a DIY project that we wanted to share, we can obviously not provide any safety guarantees.

I only needed a couple of things:

  • 200-250 large plastic cups (recyclable, at least :P )
  • 600-700 staples
  • a stapler
  • a lamp socket, lamp cord and plug – mine came from a broken IKEA lamp!

Plastic Cup Lamp 1

That’s all you will need.

Plastic Cup Lamp 2
Start stapling the cups together as shown.

Plastic Cup Lamp 3

Staple again and again and again…

Plastic Cup Lamp 4

Until your lamp goes from this…

Plastic Cup Lamp 5

…to this!

Staple carefully the last cups to form the top of the sphere (if it’s a sphere, because it’s likely that it won’t be that round if some cups aren’t perfectly aligned). Leave the bottom part open so that the light bulb goes in the sphere and attach it any way you like to the lamp socket! My IKEA socket had a kind of base and some very convenient holes on it (as you can see at the first picture), so I just stapled green ribbons at the last row of cups and tied them on the base.

Plastic Cup Lamp 6

The alien lamp is ready! :)

 

Update:
Sam (see comments below) made a very nice table top version of the lamp, check it out here!

Update 2:
This picture of the whole lamp is for Eva (see comments below).

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Posted by Kynthia on December 19th 2010 in arts :: crafts
171 Comments »
  1. AmberLee says:

    wow! it is totally beautiful. and you are so right, how could something like that be made out of ordinary cups. totally incredible. I want to try.

  2. Alex says:

    It’s surprisingly good looking for such a simple construction. The only challenge is to make it spherical and not some weird ellipsoid shape :P

  3. What a great idea! I love furniture that uses recycled products. I can’t wait to make one :)

  4. Rylee says:

    Won’t it melt?

    • Kynthia says:

      We used a yellow fluorescent light bulb so the temperature isn’t that high :)
      Plus, the lamp is pretty big and the light bulb is just at the bottom, so there’s a good distance between the light source and the cups!

      • Michelle says:

        I bought somethign like this ate a garage sale one year for a friend, but they used christmas lights instead of a regular bulb, so the plastic wouldnt melt. In fact, they had the bulbs stick out into the cups!

  5. Neha says:

    Won’t the plastic melt?

  6. MaryDD says:

    Looks awesome! What were the final dimensions?

    • Kynthia says:

      Thanks so much :D
      I think the diameter of the lamp is 1 meter, roughly. (3.3 ft!)
      You could also make one with smaller cups, like espresso ones, if that sounds too big. :)

      • Efrain says:

        I got the article in today’s Mother Earth e-mail and renegcizod your name in the byline — congrats. What fantastic timing, too, since we had a total grid outage for a couple of hours last night (about half the county!). We have a couple of oil lamps, but I’d been thinking about non-petroleum alternatives. You can bet I’m trying these out before the next blackout. Thanks

  7. kathy says:

    my ex bf made this same light 10 years ago

  8. georgia says:

    is this a fire/melted plastic hazard?

    • Kynthia says:

      Hi Georgia!
      As I exlained in some of the comments below, there’s no risk that the plastic would melt.
      We use a yellow fluorescent light bulb and there’s a good distance between the light source and the cups; until now, even with heavy use, there were no signs of overheating of the plastic at all.

      A normal lightbulb (60W) has a temperature around 119°C and the fluorescent equivalent of 60W (around 13W) has a temperature about 25°C. Wikipedia says polystyrene flows if heated above its glass transition temperature (about 100 °C) so, well, we’re safe!

  9. Chelsea says:

    I’m really interested in making this, but I want to be sure to get it just right. What brand of cups did you use? I’m also thinking of making it a hanging lamp (instead of a floor lamp, since I have carpet) – any suggestions?

    Thanks for sharing this awesome craft!

    • Kynthia says:

      Making this a hanging lamp is a terrific idea! I moved to a new appartment recently and I thought of doing it too.

      My first thoughts were to use something similar to the wire from a chinese round paper lantern (like that one). Maybe there’s no need of wire at all if the hole at the top of the lamp is small enough; perhaps you can hang it right from the lamp cord!

      As for the cups, there’s no much difference in brands.
      I think I picked the cheapest :P and simplest. Just make sure you have enough cups for the project – I ended up looking for (more) plastic cups on a saturday night! :D
      Feel free to ask us if you need any help with the hanging lamp (and show us the result!)

  10. kelley says:

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  11. M3ll3N says:

    Wonderful! I bet it would be amazing if you used colored plastic cups! :)

    • Alex says:

      Now there’s a nice idea!
      The only problem I see with that is that colored cups are usually a lot less transparent, so you’d have to be a bit careful when choosing them so that enough light gets through.

  12. Molly says:

    Totally cool, i would love to try it. just 1 problem- it seems a little dangerous. Wouldn’t the plastic melt if you leave it on long enough?

    • Kynthia says:

      Try it, it’s really fun! It’s not dangerous at all – see the comment we left in reply to Georgia. It’s fine as long as you do it right! :)

  13. Dangerous says:

    Even if in normal situation doesnt get too hot I wouldnt do it with anything but a 5v led light.

  14. Kelly says:

    This is so crazy! I came here from stumbleupon…and found that a project I did in college (2003-2004) has gone global!
    Here is my version of the idea:
    http://www.kellyseidl.com/3d.html
    My variation is that I used a styrofoam ball as the center and wired christmas lights through the cups…then I fed the lights through clear tubing for hanging.
    And yes, you are correct, the lights did not melt the plastic.

    • Kynthia says:

      Funny how we did almost the same thing! Your lamp looks great; I especially like the lights through the clear tubing, it’s very beautiful!
      You actually gave me an idea for another lamp project; I’ll keep you posted! :)

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  16. Rach3l says:

    WOW what a great idea! Im going to try it :) ) stumbleupon.com brought me here :D

    • Alex says:

      Yeah we noticed a huge surge of visitors from stumbleupon in the past few days and it’s nice to see that people like our crafts (and hopefully the other stuff on our blog too!) :-)

  17. Feuerschale says:

    Simply brilliant!

  18. Sam says:

    Hey!! so inspired by you guys, so i went out to the shops and bought LOTS of cups… kind of rushed it so not 100 % spherical but not too bad… see what you think…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46473770@N04/5855943181/in/photostream

    • Kynthia says:

      Yay! You made it too! :D
      Ours isn’t that spherical either :)
      You did a good job; the only thing I’d suggest is to try to put the lightbulb towards the center of the lamp, because now it seems to only light the top of it. The light should be evenly spread! :)

  19. Sam says:

    2nd Attempt next to my 1st attempt… what you guys think?!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46473770@N04/5856755533/in/photostream

    • Kynthia says:

      This one’s amazing and much more spherical!
      You actually made a table cup lamp! :D
      The yellow tones of the light are really pretty too.
      Congratulations, very nicely done!
      We added a link to your version in the original post, I hope that’s ok :)

  20. brooke says:

    hi love this if you only made it halfway it could be a flower when glued (or stapled) on the rim of an already made desk lamp luv this :D

  21. Chloe says:

    How many layers of cups did you do and how many cups were in each layer?

    • Kynthia says:

      Hi :)
      I don’t really know; from the photos I guess the middle (and bigger) ring has about 25 cups; there are about 13 rings total and each ring has 1-3 cups less than the one above/below (depends on whether the ring is above the middle one or not). Cheers!

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  23. Alex says:

    This is suck a slick way to recycle! I found colored cups @ http://bit.ly/nwqXG0 … it is a bit more expensive but i bet the final product is well worth the cost.

    • Alex says:

      Well, yes, if you happen to have 250 plastic cups lying around, it’s a good way to recycle :P

      I don’t exactly how big these are, but supposing you still need around 250 of them, you would have to buy 250/36 ~= 7 packages, i.e. 70$. That sounds rather expensive for a DIY project, I’m pretty sure that you can find some cheaper colored cups. You should also make sure that they are not made of this hard type of plastic that can break when you staple it.

      • Ed says:

        I have seen it done with the hard plastic (on the rocks glass) but they used brass colored paper clips to put them together. I have also seen it done with small bathroom cups.

  24. Dwight says:

    My sister had a hanging lamp like this in her room back in the 1970′s. The only difference is that she had some kind of colored crepe paper cut in circles and glued over the outside ends of the cups.

  25. Dave says:

    I’m going to have to try this, and as I currently have a rope-light-as-a-lamp, I’m thinking just coil that up inside the plastic sphere…melting wouldn’t be any sort of issue, either. My only concern is that does the lamp smell like burning plastic for the first few days?

    • Alex says:

      Rope lights use LEDs, right? LEDs get slightly warm to the touch in the worst case, so I don’t really see any reason why it should smell like burning plastic. It should work, but rope lights are fun on their own, I think it would be a waste to hide it :)

  26. Greytail says:

    You could also use LED christmas lights. They come in about a 200-250 bulb strand. Simply use an ink pen or something to punch a hole in the bottom of each cup, place the socket in the hole and use a hot glue gun to glue each bulb in place. Will be a bit brighter and you can also put in flashers to make it more suitable for teen rooms ;) You could even use “chaser” LED strings for more variety if you like.

    • Kynthia says:

      Indeed, the christmas lights thing would be pretty! :)
      I have another idea about christmas lights, I was thinking of making a round metal cable structure and cover it with led lights. It might be fun! I’ll post it if I ever find the time to do it, haha :)

  27. Luis says:

    Very nice. The first time I saw something similar was about 6 yeears ago, in a local tv show called Rcicla2 (recycled ones) here in Mexico, with some differences:

    1. Rather than stapling, they glued everithing with hot silicone or Uhu Glue; I don’t remember which one.

    2. Instead of circular modules, they put together plastic cups in groups of six, so each module resembled a pentagon, thus the whole lamp was assembled like a soccer ball.

    3. Before putting all together, they punched a hole in the bottom of each cup, and illuminated the ball with Xmas tree lights (one bulb per cup, of course)retting.

    Grettings (and sorry for my awful english, still learning)

    • Kynthia says:

      Hi Luis!
      Sounds interesting; 6 years ago, wow! It doesn’t sound very different; maybe the soccer ball thing.
      Thanks a lot for taking the time to describe all this!

      Cheers! :)

  28. Alexander says:

    Hi,

    Nice work, I’m building one with red cups to get a more fun lamp :-D

    This plastic spoon lamp will be the perfect pair:

    http://planetagadget.com/2010/09/14/construya-una-lampara-con-menos-de-dos-dolares/

    • Kynthia says:

      Yay! Send us a pic please! I thought of doing a smaller one with red cups too :)
      Hahahah the plastic spoon lamp is amazing! Very clever! Thanks for showing us!

  29. Eva says:

    you notice they don’t publish one picture of the whole thing?

  30. mrtn says:

    It would be a good idea to leave the top part of the sphere open to let heat escape.

    • Alex says:

      This, apart from being hard to achieve, would probably weaken the lamp’s structure. If you use a fluorescent light bulb there is no heat issue :)

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  34. when says:

    I’m a safety consultant.

    This is Not Safe. Don’t do this.

    Even if it doesn’t get too hot in normal use, in the event of a fault in the cord or socket the lamp will catch on fire. Normal lamps use fire-retardant materials, whereas plastic cups are flammable enough to be used as tinder for campfires.

    The only way this would meet UL and CPSC requirements is if you used a *fused* low-voltage DC LED lamp with a fuse less than 4.5A.

  35. Allen says:

    Years ago my neighbor made something similar. The difference was they used Christmas lights and placed holes in each cup for a single light. Now that there are LED lights I might try that route. Might even find RGB LEDs and be able to adjust the mood of the room.

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  37. Sam says:

    Cheers for putting that link on there of my Lamp… ever since you guys added it iv’e had so manypeople looking at it, so much so that since i made in about 3 weeks ago, ive had 2,580 people look at it!!! Thank you guys so much… email me if you get the time, as id love to make more crafty things :-)
    Sam

  38. JunkkMale says:

    Very good (noting the safety issue – I’d have thought LED tech would resolve).

    More reuse ideas welcome to be shared at Junkk.com

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  40. Christie Hunt says:

    Hey! So I think this is a super cute idea! Another thing to possibly try: covering the bottom of each cup with a small circle of different colors of cellophane wrap! :)

    • Alex says:

      Thanks :-)
      Yes that would probably be an alternative to using colored cups and it would also scatter light with some random patterns that might look pretty nice!

  41. Megan says:

    A student in one of my design classes made a light very simillar to this, but she actually went to mcdonalds and took hundreds of the little paper ketchup cups and put them together using the same staple technique.
    I love the idea of “trash to treasure” :)

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  45. Kristen says:

    Ive been making these for years (since 2007 ish) And instead of using an actual light inside. I use christmas lights, cut a hole in the shape of an x in the bottom of the cups and pop about two lights into each hole. It turns out great and gives off a lot of lights! And you can make them in different colors too!

    • Kynthia says:

      Sounds pretty; others have suggested using christmas lights too!
      I’m thinking of making a new lamp soon (a smaller one this time, with espresso cups) and I try to use christmas lights too!
      Would you mind sharing a picture of your lamps so that we can see the difference? :)

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  47. ShannonV says:

    I have seen this on She’s Crafty ( a hgtv show) and she had used a regular night light ( keep the protective plastic sheild on) and attached an extension cord to it. I just wonder if I want it to glow oh lets say red; should I keep away from the glossy cups?

    • Kynthia says:

      Hi Shannon!
      That’s a neat idea, using a night light!
      If you use glossy cups I don’t think there will be any difference to the lamp. Exept that it’s going to glow the colour you want it to! :)

  48. Kris says:

    The whole safety issue seems strange since there are so many illuminated plastic holiday decorations would. Theoretically the electrics in one of those purchased from say a thrift shoo could be used safely and effectively.

    • Alex says:

      Yep, good point :)
      We just put the disclaimer there so people know that someone who claimed to be an expert in the field had some concerns. That’s all :)

  49. grish says:

    its gud
    i liked it

    • Pasticheshop says:

      Won’t the cups melt??? What other material would u suggest as less of a fire hazard?

      • Kynthia says:

        They don’t melt, see other comments above. :)
        We use a fluorescent light bulb so the temperature isn’t that high anyways!
        Maybe you could use paper cups, but I don’t think there will be much difference :)

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    ONE WORD! AMAZING! … i loved it…its so damn easy! thanks for sharing!

  55. Gabby says:

    Another really good idea if you want it colored is to use a nightlight size lamp socket and buy the colored light bulbs. I got pink for my sister nursery.

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  62. Annika says:

    is there certain cups to get, because wont they melt with the heat of the light bulb?

    • Kynthia says:

      Hi Annika,
      if you’re worried about the cups melting, you can just get a fluorescent light bulb (they come in yellow too!) so that there is less heat.

      Happy New Year! :)

  63. sue says:

    Another option for lights is to use LED christmas lights. A string of 25 mini lights stuffed inside the ‘lamp’ would illuminate well and besides being cool (heat wise) they only use about 4 watts of power.

  64. chicachica says:

    great idea, but don’t the cups get really hot?

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  67. Stephanie D says:

    Just found this through Stumble–and I had to laugh. Back in the early ’70s, when we first got married, my husband and I did something similar with styrofoam cups. We cut out the bottom of the cups, lined the top rims with glue, then turned them upside down onto squares of red tissue paper. When the glue was dry, we trimmed the tissue paper around the cups and paperclipped them together from the bottoms until we got the large sphere. We then used hanging lamp parts and hung it in our bedroom. It went well with the red drapes and bedspread, and it stayed there until we moved, 3 years later. It probably would have hung there much longer, but of course, it didn’t pack well for moving. Seeing your version brought back those fond memories of the 70s!

    • Alex says:

      Your version of the cup lamp must have given off a nice sensual red light, perfect for a newly wed couple ;) We’re glad that our post brought back nice memories and we hope that you’re still a happy family :)

  68. maddie says:

    wow! it think this is so creative im trying it for my birthday!!!!

  69. Justin says:

    Very nice, I really like the idea and would like to share it–just need permission to use your photos of the lamp. Shoot me an email.

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    If you are worried about them over heating and melting the plastic cups, The compact fluorescent light bulbs don’t heat up like normal incandescent light bulbs

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  77. CDowler says:

    Wouldn`t the plastic melt with the lamp??

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  81. lef says:

    Hey!
    I was googling plastic cup lamp, might have seen it at taf myself but here is the weird thing;
    I am currently studying in london but moved here from athens and stumbled upon your site on google, while in the uk…
    It is awesome :)
    Just so that you know, your web site is the first one on google, in regards to plastic cup lamps anyway
    Carry on !

    • Kynthia says:

      Yay!! Thank you for making my day! :D
      What are you studying in London? Do you miss the greek weather? ;)

      Thanks for dropping by, it’s very sweet!

      Cheers from Crete,
      Kynthia :)

  82. j,aimerait recevoir ceci en francais …ce bonhomme de neige faite avec des verres de plastique…..merci

    • Kynthia says:

      Bonjour Carolle!
      Je ne peux pas re-écrire tout l’ article en français, mais je crois que c’ est plutôt facile de suivre les photos.
      Pour faire une boule, on a besoin de 200-250 verres de plastique, 600-700 agrafes et une agrafeuse. Si on veux que la boule soit illuminée, on veux en plus une douille de lampe, un cordon de lampe et une prise.

      Hahaha, bonhomme de neige! C’ est une lampe, malgrais que c’ est vrai que ça pourrait facilement se transformer en bonhomme de neige. ;)

      J’espère que j’ai pu t’aider,
      Kynthia

  83. Patricia says:

    I’ve done one of these in the past using hot glue gun..ouch! (sorry no pic of final) Instead of a full ball, I did a half ball, fit colored Christmas lights in each cup (make small opening in bottom of cups w/tip of glue gun, it melts fast) place on platter and decorate with Christmasy things. Really pretty at night.

    • Kynthia says:

      The Christmas lights sound really nice, it’s a pity you don’t have any pictures!
      If you do it again please send us a photo! :)

      • Linda Pond says:

        Hi Kynthia,

        I have a photo of the disco ball I bought at a yard sale. Made with medicine cups and christmas lights. It is on a programmable string, so you can make it very funky. How do I send a photo?

  84. Patricia says:

    btw: Thanks for having directions on using the stapler. I know of a better way now, instead of the glue gun way.

  85. mouzam says:

    heyy!!how will we put the lamp inside the platic cups? :P

  86. srh says:

    And remember it’s not green unless those cups have been used and washed, try this out with used trimmed water bottles :)

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  88. Upcycled101 says:

    Hi…i really, really, love this idea. It looks so beautiful…and yet the “ingredients” are so simple…congrats, i gotta try this!..keep up the good work

    • Kynthia says:

      Hi there again!
      It’s a pity we don’t use facebook, your page looks awesome! I’ll be checking it out :)
      Keep up the good work too!

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  93. sharecrafts says:

    the best light i would like say. so nice looking. but one question, how to avoid over heat if the light is on for long?

  94. Viki says:

    I have a question: if I want to hang it to the ceiling, how can I do? Thank you since now!

  95. resna says:

    thankyou very much.. a brilliant idea :) i’ld trying it

  96. it’s really cool…. I will try at home, hopefully successfully” thanks for your tutorial.

  97. irsa says:

    hello, i made this and it turned out great, but is there a way i can install this on the ceiling?

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