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catwithoutmouth
« on: May 05, 2008 10:02:55 AM »

Here is my entry. I made a lamp out of ice cream sundae spoons and a $2.00 IKEA light fixture.

What you need:


A love for ice cream so you can collect plastic spoons, or cocktails optional (works with cocktail sticks, too Smiley)
A cheap bathroom light fixture
A heat gun
A glue gun

What you do with it:



You start by playing around and finding out what kind of spoon does what when you heat it up.
When you are happy with your results, you can start layering the curled spoons onto the glass bowl of the light fixture.
The hot plastic will stick to the other spoons and they will form a single layer.
Be sure to do this in a well ventilated area!
When finished with the spoons, use the glue gun to glue the plastic bowl to the glass of the light fixture for stability.

What you get:



A lovely light fixture that surprisingly stands up well to the heat. We put an energy saving lamp into it, so it doesn't get too hot. And all this for $2.00!!!

A special thanks to everybody who helped me collect the spoons, often under great sacrifice to their personal appearance Smiley and to my husband, who ran to the ice cream store to get more spoons when I was running short with the deadline approaching rapidly. He also mounted the light fixture. Mua.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008 10:20:01 AM »

i love that....so colourful!
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008 10:24:12 AM »

Smiley Very cute. Does the heat of the light melt them again?
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008 10:28:22 AM »

that is awesome! It's really pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008 10:30:05 AM »

Wow! Soooooo colorful, I am now gonna be on the look out for colorful plastic stuff. Sweet!
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008 11:27:01 AM »

oooo I LOVE the colors!! This is great!  Will the hot glue detach unde the heat?  I am having a hard time working with hot glue on another project and i didn't know the limitations with this project.  Again this is Awesome!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008 11:33:30 AM »

Very Dale Chihuly!  It's beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008 12:21:42 PM »

So incredibly cute.  The colors of the spoons are so fun!
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2008 02:09:23 PM »

I love it, ice cream spoons into sherbert!!! haha
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catwithoutmouth
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2008 02:16:17 PM »

That is so funny! While I made the lamp I suddenly remembered seeing the ceiling in the Bellagio and just loving it. I guess it was my secret inspiration for the project Smiley Had to google Dale Chihuly to make the connection though.
The spoons and the hotglue don't melt, it's got an energy conserving bulb in it that doesn't get too hot, so it holds up just fine.
Thanks for the nice comments, they're really appreciated!
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2008 04:33:19 PM »

That is gorgeous, great idea!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2008 04:34:00 PM »

Eek!! It's is SOOOO groovy!!! I love it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2008 06:52:20 PM »

this is so awesome Smiley i'd buy it...but of course, i don't think you'd ever sell it Tongue so i shall click this rocks instead and oggle at it every now and then ^^
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2008 06:58:14 PM »

SOOOO SUPER FANTASTIC!!! Love love love this idea....

I SO very much want to do this for my daughter's room. She's three and would probably love me for all eternity if I did it in pink and purple.

Yep, it's that great!
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2008 08:41:34 AM »

love it!!

Hope I can admire it in real life soon Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2008 11:31:20 AM »

neato! I love the effects and color of the spoons.
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2008 06:39:39 AM »

hw long did it take to heat the spoons?
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2008 01:56:59 PM »

It took an entire day, but with breaks in between to catch my breath  Tongue FUMES!
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YukinaKipling
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2008 07:26:32 PM »

wow, sooo neat. love it! super colorful
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2008 08:26:46 PM »

I love colors so much. Very nice
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JealousOrchard
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2008 05:16:27 PM »

Ahhhhh! I love this!!

it's like some of Heath Nash's stuff ( http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/green-ideas/green-lighting-by-heath-nash-012898 ) but roughly 5767632463 times better.  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2008 12:53:19 AM »

super cute! love how colorful it is!
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