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Question: What's your favorite entry in Craft Challenge #27 - Light Me Up:  (Voting closed: May 13, 2008 07:54:30 AM)
$3 Portable Light Table - 4 (0.7%)
$7 Lamp/ Fish Tank crazyness! (PIC OBESE!) - 3 (0.5%)
"It's my light in a box...it's my light..." - 0 (0%)
35mm Porn-o Lamp (no really its porn...you've been warned) - 57 (10.2%)
A Little Light Reading - 7 (1.3%)
A Midsummer's Night Dream Light - Soooo many pics... - 129 (23.1%)
A Recycled Wine Glass Chandelier - 2 (0.4%)
A very sexy torso lamp! - 3 (0.5%)
Afterglow - 2 (0.4%)
Alice In Wonder-light - 13 (2.3%)
An Octopus Tentacle - 12 (2.2%)
Arizona green tea candle lantern - 0 (0%)
Barbie-Princess-Ballerina Lamp - 1 (0.2%)
Bb clarinet lamp - 6 (1.1%)
Beaded tree lamp - 1 (0.2%)
Big Banana! - 2 (0.4%)
Bleh Ceiling Fan to Working Model of the Solar System - 1 (0.2%)
Cedar Feeder Lamp - 2 (0.4%)
Cheerful led "Candle" light (img heavy) - 1 (0.2%)
Cherry Blossom Branch Lights - Updated w/process; tutorial to come... - 31 (5.6%)
Classy Sassy Gold Chandelier - 0 (0%)
COOL COCA COLA LAMP (Image Heavy) - 4 (0.7%)
Cowboy Boot Lamp with Pom-Pom Fringe! - 0 (0%)
Dollar Store Sconce - 0 (0%)
Dripping Tap - 1 (0.2%)
Dripping with Crystals Chandelier - 1 (0.2%)
Duck Hunt NES zapper lamp - 27 (4.8%)
Electric Sex Gleaming in the Window - 7 (1.3%)
Fire Hazard - 9 (1.6%)
Fortune Shines Upon You... - 1 (0.2%)
Fried Green Marbles - 2 (0.4%)
FUNctional Lamp! - 0 (0%)
Glitter globe! - 1 (0.2%)
Glowing Lamp - 0 (0%)
Green Hand Recycle Lamp - 0 (0%)
Hanging Popcorn Lamp - 1 (0.2%)
I can dress up my lamp! - 0 (0%)
ikea-inspired colorization (previously hideous undonatable lamp) - 0 (0%)
In A Galaxy Far Far Away...**IMG HEAVY** - 0 (0%)
In Honor of Cinco De Mayo: Mini Beer Keg Lamp - 1 (0.2%)
Kitty Lamp - 1 (0.2%)
Knit Chrysalis Hanging Lamps - 3 (0.5%)
knit. lamp. knit lamp. - 7 (1.3%)
Korean hanji lamp - 9 (1.6%)
L-O-V-E - 0 (0%)
Light me up dress - 2 (0.4%)
Lighted henna table - 4 (0.7%)
Lights as a feather wearable lamp - 29 (5.2%)
living room tissue paper lamp - 1 (0.2%)
Mario style NES Lamp - 1 (0.2%)
muffler flower lamp - 3 (0.5%)
My Body Shape Lamp & Shelf- All dressed up - 1 (0.2%)
My New Chandelier Revamped *Img. Heavy* - 1 (0.2%)
Negative Light - 1 (0.2%)
Nerdtastic Lamp, more pics added at request - 1 (0.2%)
No Bones About It!! - 3 (0.5%)
Old clarinet given new life - 7 (1.3%)
Old School Rose Prism Lamp - 2 (0.4%)
Orange Soda Lamp - 0 (0%)
Palm Tree Light - 1 (0.2%)
Record Wall Light - 2 (0.4%)
RED BULL lamp! - 1 (0.2%)
Retro Coke Lamp - 0 (0%)
Retrofitted Wall Sconces **IMG Heavy** - 0 (0%)
Ring Stacker Toy Lamp - 10 (1.8%)
Sci-Fi KEYBOARD lamp - 7 (1.3%)
Shiny wave of sea glass - 3 (0.5%)
Silhouettes for baby - 4 (0.7%)
Slide Show Lamp - An Oldie but a Goodie - 5 (0.9%)
Spiderweb/Dreamcatcher Solar Garden Light - 0 (0%)
starburst paper lantern of awesomeness! - 1 (0.2%)
Starry Light (lots of pics) - 0 (0%)
Steamy Cup -O-Lite - 7 (1.3%)
The Glass Insulator LED Lamp - 5 (0.9%)
The Midnight Snack Mini Fridge Light *It's Pic-a-licious!* - 82 (14.7%)
There is no spoon - Recycled lamp - 17 (3%)
Tree of Life reading lamp - 4 (0.7%)
Vintage Bicycle Basket Wall Sconce - 0 (0%)
Why My Parents Love Braces Lamp - 1 (0.2%)
Total Voters: 558

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« on: April 01, 2008 06:16:45 AM »

Craft Challenge #27 - Light me up! - Due May 1 - May 5 2008

05/13/08 - The winner has been chosen!

CONGRATS to froufroufreak for her amazing entry titled,
A Midsummers Night Dream Light

Click below to see the full project thread:

Check out the blog about this challenge:

Thanks to Mark Montano and all of our wonderful entries this round!

5/6/08 - Update! - Time to cast your vote! Scroll up to the top of this thread to see the poll.

5/1/08 - Update! - You can now post your entries here!

Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own working lamp using a hardware store lamp kit? Maybe a lamp made out of something totally unexpected? Have you seen a beautiful but financially out-of-reach chandelier and thought, I should make my own? How would you like to try your hand at making a cool candelabra that totally reflects your own style?

Well, now's your chance! This month's challenge is to create any kind of "light fixture" that's all your own!

Your project can be made out of whatever you want. The only requirement is that:
(a) it actually works (via electricity, candles, battery-operated candles, etc).
(b) that it be awesomely creative, of course!

You can get ambitious and create your lighting fixture totally from scratch. Or you can totally revamp an existing light fixture.

Here are some of my favorite light fixtures on Craftster for a little inspiration:  Coffee Urn Lamp by jamby, That 70's Lamp by Fidget, Stacked Wooden Slats-Lantern by nemka, a bicicletaspoon chandelier by violentlyknits, Bingo Card Chandelier by goomdah.

And, remember, safety first with this project! Read these links and get outside expert advice if you need to!


  • Post your craft during the period of May 1 - May 5 2008. No sooner. No later. On May 1 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from May 6 - May 12 2008.
  • Each participant can enter ONE project. (Although your entry can have multiple components to it.)


It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original and has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, then just give credit to that project.


At the end, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog

And this prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):

A signed copy of the new craft book aptly named The Big-Ass Book of Crafts by Mark Montano. And Mark is also throwing in some surprise crafty goodies provided by Fiskars!

In coming up with the theme of this challenge, I had the pleasure of working with Mark Montano. You may know Mark from TV shows such as TLC's While You Were Out and Style Network's My Celebrity Home and WE TV's She's Moving In. But did you also know that's an insanely talented crafter and the author of two craft books? Dollar Store Decor and his brand new The Big-Ass Book of Crafts!

Mark is even going to enter an original project of his own during the entry period!

Check out these project examples from the book! (including a few lighting-related projects for inspiration)

starburst drinking straw light fixture

felt leaf window treatment

punk chinese lantern

laminated chandelier

duct tape covered recliner and side table
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 06:21:38 AM »

Woohoo... VERY exciting challenge!  Much love to Mark Montano!

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008 06:35:43 AM »

DUDE! I want to do this! My room is always so dark...  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008 06:52:22 AM »

The book is FABULOUS. I am making some plates from the plate projects section. The instructions are easy, and leave a lot for you to use your own imagination too.

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 06:53:08 AM »

i love lamps! i've always wanted to make one so i'm in!
i've never done a challenge before....

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 06:53:36 AM »

I love lamp! Grin

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 07:04:30 AM »

oh great challenge----i already have an idea and i am pumped!
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008 08:12:03 AM »

I might will do this challenge. I found some parts that my uncle gave me, now to the drawing board......
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008 09:19:48 AM »

I'm totally doing this! Yay! My first challenge!
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008 09:37:51 AM »

Already have an idea which I had just so happen to have all the supplies for on hand. Smiley

These challenges are great for keeping the creative juices flowing. Smiley

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