I've long loved papercut lamps, from Tord Boontje's Midsummer lights to Cut & Paste's Patella light to Hannah Nunn's botanical lamps. Despite this, I somehow just discovered this awesome tutorial from Meg Allan Cole on how to DIY one.
All you need is cardstock, an x-acto knife, glue, and a bulb and cord kit (which you can pick up at Ikea). Megan Allan Cole walks you through the steps in a simple, easy to understand video tutorial. Really, the perfect weekend project, don't you think?
For full instructions, see the video on Make.
(Images: Meg Allan Cole for Make)