A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Craftster Tip:  Fanatic Friends of Craftster can disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 315,875
Currently Running With Scissors:
353 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: DIY IQ lights  (Read 126966 times)
Tags for this thread: template , paper , light , lamp , puzzle , iq  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
maker extraordinaire )'(
Offline Offline

Posts: 1263
Joined: 17-Jul-2006

adventure on the sewin' seas

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: March 03, 2008 06:55:55 PM »

So, has everyone seen the IQ lightwww.iqlight.com? It's pretty awesome. BUT no self respecting craftster would pay $30 for 30 pieces of plastic, right? So I decided to make my own. I got a template from Readymade Magazine, but I modified it for two pieces on a page. You see, I just printed out the template on cardstock and cut out the shape!

Here's the template:

In order to cut out the little hooks, I used a hole punch so I didn't have to get into those tiny curves with my scissors. Made the work much easier!

My first lamp used 28 pieces:

And I'm not sure how many pieces are in my second lamp. I also am not sure how I made this!

I'm using 60w bulbs, and since the paper is not very close to the bulb I'm not really worried about fires. I'm using extension cords and added switches so that I can easily turn the lights on and off (my sockets are incredibly inconvenient).

This is a really neat project. It's amazing to see what you can make with just one shape. This would be fun to do with kids old enough to handle sharp scissors. Girl scouts maybe?

Offline Offline

Posts: 1543
Joined: 18-May-2005

With every breath of honesty, I strip before you.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008 06:58:58 PM »

Wow! That is seriously beautiful!!! What month of Readymade did you get it from? Did you just shrink the template to get 2 to a page?

Awesome job!

Oh, and I'm heard they have spray you can use on paper like this for lamp shades etc to make it fire resistant.

50 Projects in 2009! 26/50
"We are all trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why." --K. Vonnegut
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008 07:05:59 PM »

That is SO awesome!!!  How long did they take to make?  Did you use a tutorial?

Check out my blog!
My Crafty Blog ~ Hundreds of Free Tutorials/Patterns for Babylegs, Crib Sheets & more!
Open for personal swaps!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008 07:11:36 PM »

This rocks 100%!!  I love it!  How did you hold them in place to one another?  When I move into my next house, I am SOOO going to mess around with this!

Again, you rock!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2008 07:17:39 PM »

Wow, that was my next project!!  lol.  I bought the materials some time ago but just haven't gotten around to it.  Yours look really neat.  Any plans on making an even bigger one? 
she's crafty!
Offline Offline

Posts: 458
Joined: 25-Feb-2008

Knit fast, die warm

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2008 07:33:50 PM »

those are amazing and sooo lovely!
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2008 07:39:28 PM »

That is SO awesome!!!  How long did they take to make?  Did you use a tutorial?
Click on the iq light link in the original post, heaps of instructions on assembling.
Offline Offline

Posts: 122
Joined: 20-Nov-2003

I'm a llama! No no.. I'm a chicken!!

View Profile
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2008 08:13:09 PM »

I bought one of those while I was in Thailand (for about $AUS10) & always thought about making my own..  How long did it take you to cut all the pieces out??
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2008 08:59:22 PM »

Holy crap!  That is one of the coolest lamps I have ever seen!  I totally want to make one of my own.
Mothering 2 boys, rescuing animals, sewing & gardening.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1521
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Tryin' to "adult" everyday...

View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008 09:05:53 PM »

So awesome, reminds  me of IKEA lights. I love this but I'd be too paranoid about the paper thing. I wonder where you can by thin plastic good for that.....

"Stayin alive one strong cup o' coffee at a time...."
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Snow Dyeing
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Meal Prep Monday: Autumn Vegetable Tian

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands