DIY UFO lamp

This is a UFO lamp which uses simple household items!

It takes only 10-15 minutes to make and serves as a showpiece, a nightlight as well as a normal lamp!

So, what are you waiting for! Let's get started!

Step 1: Materials

DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp

All you need is :

A small torch or a superbright led (with a battery)

A tall plastic glass (I stuck 2 of them back to back)

2 paper/plastic plates

A marker

Cardboard

Glue

Paints

Optional :

Clay (for decorations)

That's it!

Step 2: Fitting the torch

DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp

Trace around the torch with a marker. Then cut out the hole. The torch should fit snug in there.

The torch I used had 6 leds in it making it really bright.

You can also use a suprbright led connected to battery.

Step 3: Painting and decorating

DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp

Now it's time to paint!

I mixed white and black acrylic paint to make a gray tone.

You can also spray paint it in silver, reducing the effort. After it dried, I used the marker and made some simple decorations on it. You can decorate it in any way you want.

Step 4: Assembling the lamp

DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp

I used Hefty's interlocking plates, which snapped shut together when pressed against each other. You can also glue the plates together. The reason I used these plates was because I could easily replace the battery of the torch if it died out.

Next, I took the glass and lined the edge with glue.

Then, I put the UFO on top and left it to dry.

I also I added some simple decorations.

I cut out a circle of cardboard and took a Lego minifigure (sorry Robin :P) and stuck him on the cardboard.

You can also make a clay animal, add some grass and make other crazy sorts of decorations.

Step 5: Finished!

DIY UFO lamp

All you have to do is turn on the light, and you're done!

Clearly, Robin was shocked because he was going to be abducted by a UFO :P

If you liked this instructable, favourite and any suggestions in the comments will be welcome :)

 
 

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