If you were intrigued by the traffic cone light sculpture we shared last year, but were put off by the idea of, erm, obtaining traffic cones, you'll want to check out this novel mega-lamp made from small IKEA bits.
Instructables user Daniel Saakes had his eye set on making a big, big light sculpture. Rather than fabricate it completely from scratch, he leveraged two things in his favor: a pile of inexpensive IKEA Lampan Lamps ($7.99 each) and the strength and beauty of platonic solids. The sculpture is created by drilling a pattern of holes in the plastic base of the lamp and securing the lamps to each other with zip ties. By using low-power CFL bulbs, you can wire all the lamps to a single cord.
You can create the sculpture with as 6 lamps or, as seen in the photo below, 92 as one ambitious reader of the tutorial did:
Check out the tutorial for at Instructables for additional information and a template you can print off to make drilling the base of the lamps easier. Have your own interesting DIY project to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.