This is a beautiful and inexpensive lamp that you can make yourself. This lamp was created by Yaroslav Olenev a Nuclear Plant Control System Engineer from Russia.  He is an engineer by day and in his spare time he is interested in design and making things by hand. Yaroslav won the Ecology and Design Award in Future Now magazine for his light design.

I wanted to feature this lamp because is definitely something that anybody can make relatively easy with simple supplies, and is contemporary design.  Below you will find step by step on how to make this.


Supplies you will need are plastic spoons, one large empty water bottle, a box cutter knife, a glue gun with glue sticks, a light attachment with a low energy light bulb and a pair of pliers/wire cutters. Use only low- energy bulbs as the heat of a traditional light bulb will melt the plastic and could cause a fire.


First off cut the bottom off the large water bottle. The snip the handles off the plastic spoons and attach them to the surface of the plastic bottle.


Use a hot glue gun, start at the bottom and work your way up. Do not use solvent based glue as this will melt both the plastic spoons and the plastic bottle.


Once you have reached the top, make a circular collar out of more spoon heads and fix it round the bottle opening at the top.


Tie a knot in the cable just above the bulb fitting, and then thread the cable through the plastic top. Insert the bulb in to the fitting and then thread the cable up through the bottle and out the neck at the top. The bottle top will stop it pulling through and keep the whole light in place.

lamp spoon final

You finished your lamp!

If you would like to learn more about this lamp and or his creator here is the link



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