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Topic: Umbrella Photo Chandelier (with tut!)  (Read 2408 times)
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« on: December 26, 2008 08:52:06 AM »

I meant to post this months ago but what is boxing day for. In October I was gifted with my boyfriend's broken umbrella (in a "I'm sure you can use this for something you like this stuff right?" kind of way ->i have the best and sweetedt bf).

So I made this:
Photo holder (I use it for postcards and art show invites and prints and things)

This is the final project (It looks pretty okay but it's way cooler in real life)

Start with a broken umbrella:

(oh no, it's broken, what should I do?)

And take off the cover:

ewww naked umbrella

if it's the arms that are broken I just twister wire around them, I also used a pair of big plier/wire cutters to cut off the stick/holder part just below where it clips to keep it open (make sure the umbrella is fixed open when you do this, otherwise it wont stay up).

I bent the stick part so that it made a little triangle base and fastened it with wire and electrical tape.

Next I gathered a bunch of wooden clothes pegs and painted them silver to match the metal of the umbrella, if you were feeling brave they could be any colour(s)!

I couldn't find my silver paint initially but I had a silver sharpie kicking around. The paint worked better once I found it:

I attached them to the ends  and middles of the stems with wire and glue and put two on either side of the aforementioned electrical taped part.

Once this was all dry I suspended it from my ceiling light with string (I used a picture frame that I tied to it to kee it square, as much as my bf is sweet he knocks it around every time he puts his coat on)

Total time:  a bajillion hours (maybe 3 or 4)
-broken umbrella
-med-fine gauge steel wire
-glue gun (optional)
- 18 clothes pegs
- paint (optional)
- electrical tape (optional)
- big honking pliers/wire cutters

next project: I plan to make some sort of shopping bag or skirt out of the umbrella's fabric cover part!
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008 09:10:31 AM »

Very clever! And yes...sharpie headaches are not awesome...

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