Exceptional lamp designs cost a lot of money. If you still want to get a very special luminaire, you can rely on your own project with available tools. We guide you through the making of a DIY rope lamp.
Rubber ball in any size
String or rope
Decoupage - liquid
Knife or scissors
Round piece of cardboard
Design a storage table for outdoor materials
It is best to work outdoors to avoid any soiling.
Place the materials on the work table: rope, rubber ball, liquid, gloves, marker, container and round piece of cardboard. Set the sphere on a tape for stability. Draw a circle around the hole of the rubber ball.
Dye the rope - it can come to soiling
It can get pretty messy, but you would have to dip the rope into the container with the decoupage liquid. With the help of a brush, you could distribute them. Now wrap the rope around the rubber ball crosswise. Leave about 10cm free around the drawn circle. You would have to be able to see the ball.
The dyed rope now needs a few days to dry.
Omit the air from the rubber ball
When the rope is completely dry, vent the ball. Take it out of the free space.
The finished ball lights
The rope ball thus have large openings that would later allow their positioning as floor lamps.
On the top cut out a small opening
Cut out a hole at the top of the sphere. As a result, the solar cells will be able to absorb enough sunlight during the day.
Use spray with metallic effect
Next you can spray the balls with metallic spray, which is specially designed for outdoor use.
Get tubes for the floor lamps
Now you can sink any water pipe (2cm on average) with threaded nipple into the ground.
In the photo, the water pipes are mounted at different heights. The distance between them is about 10cm, so that the balls do not come too close to each other.
Secure sleeve for more stability
Attach a sleeve to the top of the pipe. With this, the solar cells will be stably placed.
Install solar cell
The base of the solar cell should fit well here on the tube.
This is what the steel lamp looks like with a solar cell
You can now leave the garden lights like this. But we believe the rope ball will give your garden a better look.
On top of that, the DIY ball is placed
The spheres are now placed over the lighting fixtures. When turned on, the light shines through.
The opening allows charging the solar cell in sunlight
The opening of the ball ensures the charging of the solar cell.
The pretty rope ball is a modern part of any garden design.
The beautiful end result with several string lamps
Without the rope lamps it works too
Which variant do you like better - the solar lights or the DIY floor lamps?
Both can be creative, of course. A nice design, do not you think?
Try to follow this DIY guide and design your custom garden light!
The end result of this simple DIY guide fits perfectly with any garden landscape, as the string lamp has a timelessly classic shape.