How To: Make a Polygon Lamp Shade

03 Apr 2011

By Adrian How

Polypropylene pendant lights are very popular in contemporary modern day homes. Unfortunately, for anything designer, you'd have to fork out a handsome amount of money to procure it. Despite most local lighting stores constantly putting up banners that sale 'SALE! Discount up to 70%', pendant lights usually cost several hundred dollars even after discount.

Really, these pendant lights are just made out of sheet plastic. For RM129.90, you can get the KNAPPA pendant light from IKEA, which is probably one of the more reasonably priced lamps of its kind. Still, I can't quite get beyond paying that amount for sheet plastic. sells the Asbury Pendant Light for USD120.00. Personally, I think this design is rather cool. Perhaps because it reminds me of a local thorny fruit that's banned in all 5-star hotels here!

For a little less, has the more intricate Cerebro pendant light to offer. There's no denying that pendant lights are becoming quite the craze. Most modern showrooms often have pendant lights as their lamp of choice in living rooms and hallways. Click here to view the cerebro lamp on

If you're unwilling to part with that much money for a plastic lamp, then here's the perfect answer - an invaluable instructable. Thanks to Dan, you now have a great tutorial and an avenue to create a super cost-efficient pendant light.

Click here to go to Dan's Pendant Light instructable.


Adrian How - a 28 year old Malaysian - a consultant working for one of the world's largest consulting companies - a wage-earner who has been working for 4.5 years and recently bought a piece of real estate, a place to call home, in Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. How's House to help homeowners like yourself by providing interior design concepts, practical home decoration ideas as well as the occasional DIY tips - all with the intention of helping you find ways to beautify your home, without overspending unnecessarily. Visit How's House Blog at

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