Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Boredom Can Produce Wonderful Things!

WIP Shots

Was bored today, and tried this once before with little luck (due to my poor execution no doubt), so I figured I'd try it again with a little more of a battle plan this time. Japanese Koala March cookies come in a hexagonal tube, and one time when I had gotten some from J-List, I looked at the empty tube and thought: "This would look cool as a lantern." So I set to work and had decided that lots of little holes to let the light out would look awesome.

Yeah, that didn't work out too well. The blade I was using to cut things out was too dull, I was cutting holes in the (flimsy) cardboard too close to one another and it all started to bend and tear. It also looked like ass when I mended the ripped portions with tape. This attempt, however, was more or less a success, as you can see by the pictures I've posted. I actually collapsed the container this time to cut on a hard surface, made the slats on the sides larger and the reassembled it at the end. The bottom is like a grating work, in the future I'd like to make it look like a latticework.

All-in-all it catches and redistributes the light pretty well I guess. Though it looks a little awkward to have a "lantern" on one side and none on the other. Guess I'll have to buy more Marching Koalas.

Finished Work

Included this shot just because I thought it looked cool.

1 comment :

Lightning Sabre said...

Oh! Good idea for a lantern! May be a bit too small perhaps?