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« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2008 08:28:59 AM »

Alabamanda yeah it's simply a lightbulb on a cord, apparently you can buy them at Ikea but the nearest Ikea to me is an hour away so i did a search around my area, nowhere seemed to have them but i did find the parts to make it, you can buy a light socket and a cord and just attach them together pretty easily and that's what i ended up doing and it's working out quite nicely.

creatively chelsea marie i was also thinking about using these at a wedding (mine won't be for some time still but the brainstorming is tons of fun) i thought that made with a smaller template and used as a part of a centerpiece with those little LED candles inside would be really sharp. also i thought that instead of cutting out hundreds of pieces you may be able to get a print shop to dye cut them for you, i'm not sure of the exact price but i know that as far as dyes go this one would be relatively inexpensive (no tight corners, simple shape) that would save you HOURS of work and i think is definitely worth looking into!
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« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2008 05:07:33 PM »

Alabamanda yeah it's simply a lightbulb on a cord, apparently you can buy them at Ikea but the nearest Ikea to me is an hour away so i did a search around my area, nowhere seemed to have them but i did find the parts to make it, you can buy a light socket and a cord and just attach them together pretty easily and that's what i ended up doing and it's working out quite nicely.

creatively chelsea marie i was also thinking about using these at a wedding (mine won't be for some time still but the brainstorming is tons of fun) i thought that made with a smaller template and used as a part of a centerpiece with those little LED candles inside would be really sharp. also i thought that instead of cutting out hundreds of pieces you may be able to get a print shop to dye cut them for you, i'm not sure of the exact price but i know that as far as dyes go this one would be relatively inexpensive (no tight corners, simple shape) that would save you HOURS of work and i think is definitely worth looking into!

hey, thanks for answering. where did you find all the parts to make it? i think i'm going to start actually making the paper parts this week, but can you maybe explain how you made the cord-light part?
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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2008 06:03:46 PM »

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« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2008 09:54:28 AM »

yeah i got all the pieces at canadian tire hmm i'm assuming this is a strictly canadian hardware store but i'd guess that most hardware stores would sell them. basically it's just an extension cord with one of the plug ends cut off and both the wires stripped about half and inch to reveal the actual wires underneath (there should be 2 separate strands) and a light socket essentially it's just the bit in a lamp that you screw the bulb into, you can buy just that piece. then you take the two exposed wires and slide them into the two holes in the socket it's super simple. i hope that description made sense.
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« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2008 09:40:06 AM »

HOLY MOLY- those look awesome when they're lit up!! Amazing job!
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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2008 05:14:19 PM »

Okay so I dont know if anyone has said this cause I was too much of a bum to read all the replies but!
I am making one right now out of file folders. 
You can get all sorts of cute ones at office supply places [I just used a $5 off coupon at staples and got a 12 pack for $2].
You can get 4 big panels out of each folder.

The ones I bought are heavy paper but I would assume the plastic kind would work awesomely as well.
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