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steph34
« on: March 08, 2011 06:26:55 PM »






My turn to post before it's too late, I have finished this project just in time.
This is a lamp I was thinking of making for a while. I might have been inspired by many lamps I saw using PVC pipes, but wanted also to use the soda cans that most of the people never think of recycling.
I like to make air planes out of soda can, or other kind of wall decoration :
http://upcycleus.blogspot.com/2011/02/what-to-do-with-soda-cans-part2.html
http://upcycleus.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-to-do-with-soda-can-part1_31.html

This is the pieces used to make the lamp:






There's no glue, everything hold together nicely, the difficulty is in the opening in the can to fit the PVC elbow, when it's properly cut, you don't need anything.
This is the lamp:



The light is nicely reflected on the aluminium side of the can.
Thanks to the 45 degres elbow, you can easily oriente the lamp in any directions.

Two cans are used to make the shade and I love these cans.

I hope you like the lamp, if not I will try better next time. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011 06:35:28 PM »

I think it's beautiful.  My kids all love the can you chose to use. Smiley  Good Job!!! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011 06:56:52 PM »

I seriously love this!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011 07:05:03 PM »

This lamp is cool - I really like your choice of the can to use as a shade!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011 07:42:29 PM »

I like the lamp, but i LOVE the pic of the plane
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011 09:11:02 PM »

The lamp is very cool -- excellent choice of can for the shade and the whole design is quite clever.

But like tiffi_333, I have to say: the plane is fantastic!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011 09:39:39 PM »

That's a very pretty soda can!
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2011 10:40:23 AM »

Thanks to all of you , you are very nice  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011 07:48:26 AM »

I love the light reflecting from the inside of the aluminum.  Very creative up-cycling!
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2011 02:45:12 PM »

Great job!  I love the look of the cans as a shade.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011 09:08:26 AM »

I love how this looks, as well as the flowers and butterflies you linked to. But aren't the edges of the metal sharp?
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steph34
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2011 07:17:47 PM »

Dear Coma,
You are right, I wouldn't recommend kids to play with the butterflies but they are not as sharp as you might think when properly cut with scissors.
Thanks for your comment and for visiting my website!
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2011 01:59:43 PM »

Is your son by any chance named Isaiah? because he looks like the double for a little boy I used to babysit.
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011 05:34:05 AM »

Interesting comment  Wink
Nope, sorry, it's Pierre.
Thanks for stopping by.
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LauraNewkirk
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2011 01:17:05 PM »

Thanks for posting these idea's I'm going to use the soda cans to make the flowers/butterflies for my wall. Thanks so much for the idea! I have so many cans just laying around! When posting pics I will reference your page!
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steph34
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2011 08:13:18 AM »

Thanks you so much LauraNewkirk, Why don't you come on july 7th and post your link on my blog! there will be some space for you! you'll just have to wait until tomorrow. http://Http://www.upcycleus.blogspot.com thanks again for your comment!
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2011 02:20:40 AM »

I seriously love this!
wonderfull tutorial.
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