Today, we will help you to make a paper lamp and thus create a cozy atmosphere in your bedroom, living room or desk.

Steps to make a paper lamp


  • Tail
  • Water
  • A balloon
  • Newspaper
  • 1 meter in thickness galvanized wire
  • 1 brush
  • Adhesive tape
  • Cotton yarn
  • Power cord

how to make paper lamps


Inflate the balloon and then secure with a piece of masking tape to a surface that does not escape you and you can work comfortably on it.

In a container placed in equal parts glue and water, stir until smooth.

Once you are done mixing, wet the paper into the mix and cover the globe with her, taking care to make a thin layer. Without leaving dry mixture, wrap the globe with regular paper. Apply the mixture again and again covered the surface with newspaper. You have to cover the globe with several layers of paper.

Once all the paper is attached to the balloon and is dry, a piece of wire is cut into a ring of the size of the bottom hole of the lamp. Extremities are attached with adhesive tape. Then, the wire is wound around the balloon, starting from the top. Do not forget to paste either the structure using adhesive tape.

A time the balloon is dry, the bottom breaks to let the power cord. At the bottom, is sewn with cotton thread circle galvanized on the bottom of the lamp. Place the electrical installation, the cable through the center of the ball, and ready!

As last advice, agrees to use light bulbs of low consumption, since they are not heated, or very little, and avoid that the paper can burn.