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How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

Buying outdoor garden lamps in a store or market will cost a tidy sum, and the design may not suit or be liked. Lamps that are quite modern in design can be made from the remains of plastic pipes and sheets, and this does not require special knowledge and professional skills.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

It will take

Materials:

  • PVC pipe with a diameter of 7.6 cm and a length of 20 cm;
  • PVC sheets 28 × 28 cm and 15 × 15 cm;
  • PVC ring with a diameter of 7.6 cm and a width of 2 cm;
  • Super glue;
  • 2 PVC plates 9 × 3.5 cm;
  • electric cartridge, two-wire wire and LED light bulb;
  • PVC pipe with a diameter of 3.2 cm and a length of 60 cm;
  • transparent plastic film 30×18 cm;
  • spray paint in gold and black, etc.

Tools: sandpaper, a sheet of paper as a template, a grinder, a knife, a dremel, a jigsaw, a gas stove and a cauldron with a round bottom, scissors, a thermal gun, etc.

The process of manufacturing a modern plastic garden lamp

Remove the gloss with sandpaper from a PVC pipe with a diameter of 7.6 cm and a length of 20 cm. We cover the pipe with a template – a sheet of paper of the required size with the contours of the slots in the pipe and fix it with tape.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

According to the template fixed on the pipe, we cut out 4 longitudinal preliminary slots with a grinder, remove the template and remove unnecessary fragments with a knife. We also round the upper part of the slots according to the template using a dremel. Using a knife and sandpaper, remove burrs and bumps.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

Cut out 4 circles with a diameter of 12 cm from a PVC sheet 28 × 28 cm. Inside the circles, we draw circles with a diameter of 9 cm with a compass and cut out rings with an outer diameter of 12 cm and an inner 9 cm with a jigsaw saw.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

From a PVC sheet 15 × 15 cm, periodically heating it over the flame of a gas stove burner, we form, using a cauldron with a round bottom, a spherical surface. Using the ring as a template, we cut out a domed circle with a diameter of 12 cm from a sheet with a convex surface with scissors.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

We insert a split ring into the base of the pipe with slots and fasten the junction with an overlay using superglue. From two PVC plates 9 × 3.5 cm we assemble a cross according to the drawing, which we insert into the ring and fix with glue.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

For further work, we will prepare a PVC pipe with a diameter of 3.2 cm and a length of 60 cm, making mutually perpendicular cuts at its end.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

Next, we bend a transparent plastic film 30 × 18 cm into a cylinder and place it in a plastic pipe with slots, making several holes in it with a heat gun.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

We assemble the received parts according to the intended design using superglue. We paint the pipe and the ring with a cross-shaped insert in golden color, and the rest of the components of the lamp in black.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

We make the final assembly of the lamp, insert a wire into the pipe-rack and put its socket on a plastic pipe buried in the ground. We remove the lamp head, connect the wires to the cartridge, which we fix to the cross with superglue.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe
How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

We screw the LED bulb into the cartridge, return the head of the lamp to its place and apply voltage. The lamp and everything around is illuminated with a pleasant soft light, giving a unique charm to everything that is in the light zone.

How to make a modern garden lamp for a penny from a PVC pipe

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