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« on: July 13, 2009 06:33:31 PM »




You'll Need:
    -chickenwire
    -10ish sheets of cardstock (any color/s)
    -scissors
    -glue

1) Cut out a flower petal. Use it as a template to cut out many more flower petals.



2) Fold your flower petal in half lengthwise.



3)Curl one side of the petal outward and then pinch the other side closed on the fold.



4)Once you have five or six petals folded, glue them together with tacky glue.



5) Repeat. Repeat again. And again. Maybe make a new template for some smaller petals and make a few smaller flowers.

6) Get a big old lampshade. If you don't have a spare lampshade, make something to which you can glue the flowers. Chicken wire works.

7) Make A Chickenwire Lampshade
     1- Cut out a rectangle of chickenwire that measures about 3 feet by one foot.
     2-Use the frayed edges of wire to attach one short end to the other short end, and then manipulate
        the shape into an reasonably good excuse for a lamp-shade. Clean up the edges.
     3- Use whatever you have on hand (jewellery wire, sewing thread, hemp rope, garbage bag
         ties...) to rig up the top end of the chickenwire lampshade so that when you want to wire it, the
         shade will hang high enough on the cord that the bulb will dangle freely in the middle of the shade.
          *********I had two dryer-hose-clamps handy which U used in this project********

8 )  Glue the flowers to the shade. Hot glue worked well for me.
If you are using a regular lampshade then you might want to cut the point off of the flowers where all the petals met to be glued together (like, the bottom of the flower). Then you'd have a flat surface to work with.
 Use a good bulb so it doesn't heat up the paper too!! Roll Eyes





It took me about 3 hours to cut, fold, and glue all the flower petals.
Please post if you try this!!

~Inspired by a way-too-expensive lamp sold at a high end specialty site~
          
« Last Edit: July 14, 2009 10:40:52 AM by sew_DIYlicious » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009 06:53:47 PM »

Super cute! I love it!..... If only the boytoy would let me make awesome light fixtures  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009 07:06:38 PM »

oh i really like this! so pretty! i definitely hitting *this rocks*
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009 08:33:47 PM »

That's so pretty!!  I want to make one with LED bulbs (maybe on a string?) to cut down on the risk of me forgetting to turn the thing off and having it so close to paper...  but yours is amazing looking, and I definitely think it's better to make something than to buy it from a high-end store.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009 09:22:30 PM »

this is very pretty
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009 09:22:49 PM »

beautiful! one suggestion- move the pic of the finished lamp to the top so it will be the thumbnail pic! I almost didn't click on it at all. Glad I did!
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009 06:29:51 AM »

 Smiley This is so classy and expensive looking.   No one would know how simple and inexpensive is really is unless they got right on top of it.   I love it and hit the it rocks button!
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009 06:46:24 AM »

again, i totally love this and am thinking of making one. but is it a fire hazard putting all that paper so close to a light bulb?
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009 10:37:47 AM »

skaborsk, I used an old-school bulb at first, and after about 6 hours of being on one evening, the glue started melting and a couple of flowers drooped. Ever since I've been using those energy saver bulbs (I can't remember what you call them for the life of me right now!). It's been left on overnight a couple of times and not even close to a problem. This was made by trial and error. I think next time, I'll make a giant whirl-it lampshade (by love pickles) http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=311348.msg3576666#msg3576666
 I want a dome of flowers rather than a cylinder  Cheesy

beccas_song, thanks a bunch for the tip, i'm totally moving it stat  Kiss

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2009 10:17:57 PM »

very pretty. Not sure if it's what your going for but reminds me of 1940's hollywood glamour.
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