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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 23 ENTRIES / Super Ugly Seashells to Super Awsome Tribal Lamp on: December 02, 2007 03:27:17 PM
Thanks for Crafts Challenge #23 - Super Ugly to Super Awesome!

The purchased item for $4.27.....pink satin bow with seashells



Stained the shade



Used cardboard boxes as building material



Traced base of lamp on to cardboard



Drafted pattern for eight flaps with 3 holes to attach side panels



Drew out side panels, thinking about size of boxes I was using and desired diameter of base of the lamp. I'm going for a fat gourd shape



Traced the pattern cardboard and cut and punched out 8 side panels



Made a few detours here, ended with a metallic gold base coat with dark brown dry brushed second coat for funky wood/metal texture



Attached the side panels to the base with these brass scrapbooking clips





Laced up the 7 seams with cotton cord



Cut a hole for the cord, also hot glued the base of the lamp to the inside of the cardboard bottom panel, laced up last seam



Measured the distance between holes of top of lamp, made the pattern, painted the same as the other panels, very carefully glued top on one hole at a time





Detail of base



And the Final Cool Tribal Meditation lamp





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