DIY: Unique Lamp by Using Soda Can Tabs


Making an impressive lamp shade is surely a unique task. Patience as well as a keen eye for details is definitely in the job description requirements for an ideal candidate. If you think you’re up to the challenge, we will assist you through the entire process. Read the full tutorial accompanied with photos so you are sure you are on the right track. Before you actually start the DIY work for a beautiful pop top lamp shade, you will need the following brief list of materials:

• soda can tabs;
• bottom lamp shade hoop;
• top lamp shade hoop;
• light bulb;

First, remove the tabs from your recycled cans. You might want to do this overtime, so you won’t spend an entire afternoon just taking them off the cans. Also, be aware that in order to make a colorful shaded lamp like the one featured in the pictures, you will need cans that have factory-anodized color pull tabs, because the final result doesn’t include a paint job.


16 Responses to “DIY: Unique Lamp by Using Soda Can Tabs”

  1. Patricia says:

    Either my browsers are malfunctioning or the instructions are missing.

  2. Danielle says:

    I would really love to see how this is made and what is needed, but I don’t see any instructions. 🙁

  3. Lois says:

    It also looks like all the tabs are bent a little bit – just have to study the pictures I guess

  4. Deb says:

    I can’t figure out why things get posted if there are no directions. Some people may figure it but some may not be able to see the pictures very well.

  5. KarenMarie says:

    I would love to know what they are using for the base.

  6. hajar says:

    For interested people, you can find the instructions here :
    Enjoy 😉

  7. Gbabi says:

    Geez people – can you not just pick up how to make it from the pictures? It’s not that hard!

  8. Gale says:

    What a great video by such a young girl! I am sharing this with my granddaughter!

  9. Bill Hopper says:

    Just give tabs to place that collect them for wheelchair

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