DIY: LampStax


If you were able to join us on our very first Instax DIY at Robinson’s Abreeza last month, I shared what I called LampStax. All thanks to Wacky for coming up such a creative name for it. It’s paper lamp with instax photos hanging on it.

But if you weren’t there… here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how you can do it. As always, I love easy DIY‘s plus I made sure all the materials can be found either in your house or in your local bookstores.

Materials for LampStax:

How to do it:

{1} Get one-piece of parchment paper. Fold crosswise at least an inch on both edges. Turn the paper around. The folded side should be inside the lamp.

** Tip: Buy a legal size with a thick gsm parchment paper or tracing paper.{2} Use Sharpie and make a pattern by drawing on it.

** Pattern ideas: Floral; geometric; clouds with airplane or hot air balloon; cars or trains;

** Try to imagine where you will display it so you would know what pattern to draw.
{3} Once you’re done with the pattern, decide which side is on top; divide the width into three and punch it with a one-hole puncher and add eyelet. Eyelet may be optional. But this will give a good look on the lamp and a sturdy hold for the instax photos. {4} Placed half part of the adhesive tape on either side of the transparent paper. {5} Round the paper and enclosed it with the adhesive tape.{6} Stand the lamp up and ribbon the twine on the eyelet and leave 3-4inches of it for the instax. Then attached the instax photo with an adhesive tape at the back.

** Try not to align the length of the twines from each other.{7} Placed the candle in a jar in the middle of the lampstax. Or for safety purposes, there’s a battery operated tea light candle where you can buy in any hardware store.Now, you can simply display this LampStax on your side table in your house or in your office. This is what it looked like when it’s lit…Ain’t this a very functional way to display your instax photos? This can also be used as a night light for a kid’s room.Try playing on how you can decorate your lampstax, like using washi tapes as buntings then wrap it around.

Use themes for the instax photos: family members, summer vacation, friends gathering, etc.

It’s very easy right? Tag me if you were able to make your own lampstax (iam_artisan). I would love to see your version.


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