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Dan over at Instructables has a nifty tutorial for making your own custom lighting fixture from - among other things - plastic milk jugs. He provides a template that looks sort of like a parallelogram with notches in each corner. You use the template to create as many identical pieces as you like - he even offers suggestions for different methods of cutting.

The pieces are then joined together by the notches - no glue or screws needed. Last thing you need is a basic lamp fixture and a bulb that won't melt whatever material you choose for your fixture. Sheer genius.

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