DIY green: Turn old Venetian blinds into a hanging chandelier

While she doesn't leave a blueprint for her creation, I'm sure you crafty people can figure out how to make one of your own.

See Christine's original post here on Inhabitat.

Image: Christine Lupo via Inhabitat.

So you've got an old and/or broken set of Venetian blinds on your hands. Just throw them in the trash, right? Wrong. Don't sacrifice them to a landfill! Turn them into something fun and functional instead, like this "Blindshade" hanging lamp.

Created by artist Christine Lupo, this chandelier lamp is made from recycled, damaged Venetian blinds and a Tupperware lid. She tells Inhabitat:

"I thought about the material’s inherent qualities, and its translucency makes it perfect for a lamp. I created the base from a Tupperware lid, cut the blinds, and punched grommets to secure them to the base. It is rewarding to create a useful product from something that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. It is my hope that Blindshine will inspire others to apply my methods and thought process to all things. It may be simple and seemingly small, but collectively if everyone were to adopt this model of thinking we can make a difference and move toward a more sustainable future."

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