Make A Recycled Lamp Out Of Leftover Partyware

Fabio de Minicis

It's always fun to see everyday objects turned into something new and unusual. In this case it's plastic partyware (maybe you have some from your last bash?) used to create these colorful lamps — because we need an excuse to drink let our kids drink more Slurpees.

These lamps are from Fabio de Minicis is known for his ability to make something out of nothing and while many of his projects are on a more grownup level, we think this one would be great to tackle with kids.

Simply save straws, plates and cups and adhere them together with a little glue (we love E-6000). Take your drill to it and make room for a wiring kit (found at your local craft or hardware store) and you'll be good to go. We love the bright colors, it's recycled nature and the fact that hello, the entire lampshade is made from Slurpee straws — how awesome is that?

We're pretty sure this project is enough to win you coolest parent of the year award and if not, it will at least clean our your pantry of all those leftover plastic bits from past parties! Check out more lighting ideas over at Fabio's blog, just make sure to let Google translate it for you!

(Image: Fabio de Minicis)

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.

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