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DIY IKEA Lighting Illuminates the Streets of Lisbon

Normally we see clever IKEA hacks executed by individual tinkers; this hack is a delightfully large scale holiday illumination project on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal.

If you were unfamiliar with the IKEA product line you’d never guess what the above illuminated sculptures are crafted from: Rationell Variera plastic bag holders. That’s right, they’re intended to be lightweight plastic holders for people to stuff their used plastic grocery bags into for future reuse. Tied together and snaked through with LED lighting strands, however, they become abstract illuminated towers.

Hit up the link below for more information and pictures of the setup during they day.

X-mas Street Lighting [IKEA Hackers]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/21/11

Comments (1)

  1. Luís Artur

    It actually looks pretty good when you’re standing next to it :)

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