Hey, do you also feel creative when Christmas is on its way? Here is a creative idea for you to make your Christmas special. Learn how to make a cardboard Christmas lamp post at home and enjoy your eve.
It’s simple to make a Cardboard Christmas Lamppost if you get all of the necessary materials on hand. To make your own Cardboard Christmas Lamppost at home, you’ll require the following supplies:
- Cutting mat and knife
- Cardboard Tube 36×2.5 cm
- Clear plastic sheet
- Tissue paper
Steps To Make A Cardboard Christmas Lamp Post
Let’s get going on making a Cardboard Christmas Lamp Post now that you’ve got your supplies listed. Building your Cardboard Christmas Lamp Post will be a breeze if you follow the directions to the letter:
Step 1: Cut the measurements out of cardboard as shown in the image.
Cut the measurements
Step 2: Make the trapezium piece of the lamppost using the cardboard pieces and secure it with a mixture of paper and glue. Cut out a hole at the top side of the size of the cardboard tube.
Make the base piece
Step 3: Now, cut out a slightly bigger square piece to make the base and stick the previously prepared piece to the base using glue.
Stick to the base
Step 4: Next, take the tube and draw a mark at a distance of 2 cm from the edge. Make small cuts at the edge till the mark.
Cut the edges
Step 5: Pull the tabs out so that they lie flat. Apply glue at the other edge and insert the tube in the hole made earlier. Secure it there with a mixture of paper and glue.
Insert it in the hole
Step 6: Then, paint the tube and the base part.
Paint it out
Step 7: After that, cut out a cardboard square of size 9 cm. Paint it and let it dry. Secure the upper part of the tube to this square piece using glue.
Attach the square
Step 8: Next, draw the measurements shown in the image on the cardboard and cut them out.
Cut the measurements
Step 9: Cut out the window shapes. Also, make a slight cut at the base of the top triangle part to fold it easily. Make a handle for the door as per your preference and paste it there.
Attach the handle
Step 10: Then, draw five 2 cm squares arranged in a cross shape. Make slight cuts to fold them easily. After that, cut out the square. Use a paper-glue mixture to join the square. Paint it out.
Cut out the top piece
Step 11: Paint the lamp pieces as well. Use the clear plastic sheet for the window. Join them all together using paper and glue mixture.
Join all pieces
Step 12: Then, glue the lantern to the base part. Your cardboard Christmas lamppost is ready.
Cardboard Christmas Lamppost
You’re welcome to try it on your own here. It’s now up to you to come up with new ideas. Following these basic instructions, you now know how to make a cardboard Christmas lamp post. So seize the chance and see what happens.
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.