Companion Cube lamp
By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor
What you’ll need:
5 6” x 6” images of the side of the companion cube. Use Google to find the image, and then go to Staples and get them to print them out. Be sure to have the images printed on poster board—it’ll be a bit more expensive, but the lamp will be more durable.
5 6” x 6” squares of black poster board
Heat resistant glue
A scalpel or box cutter
A black Sharpie or black paint
A pendant lamp kit, which you can find at IKEA or Canadian Tire for fairly cheap
Your first step is to glue the black squares to the blank side of the companion cube images. Make sure you leave ample time for the glue to dry, and that you use a glue that won’t melt or fall apart when exposed to the heat of the lamp.
Once this is done, take the picture that you intend to be the top of your lamp, and carefully trace the base of the cord from your pendant lamp kit over the image of the heart. If you don’t know what the base of the cord is, it’s the round thing that fits into the top of the lamp. The kit will most likely have a diagram of it. I would advise not using scissors because of the round shape. Instead use a scalpel or a box cutter, which will be easier to manoeuvre around the edges.
Next, you’ll want to construct the lamp shade. Glue all sides of the companion cube together, leaving the bottom open. Make sure the image with the hole in it is on top so that you’ll be able to fit the bulb in.
Next, feed the cord through the hole in the top you made, screwing the light bulb into the inside. From there, all you have to do is hang it up and flip the switch!