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Jason
« on: February 26, 2004 05:41:17 PM »

I've had two of these dingy Target paper lanterns for years

and decided that they needed a serious makeover:
all that I really kept are the cords and lampshade rings.  I made the new shades out of plasticore.  it's actually a fairly easy project, and I took a bunch of photos to serve as instructions, if anyone is interested...
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2004 06:26:21 PM »

At first glance... (besides the kick butt lamp) I really love the polaroid/edged images... Looks like a neat way to display the project....

but your revamping of the lame is too cool... I'm in serious need of new lighting for my room, so instructions would be great.... So what be this plasticore stuff? I'm assuming it is plastic, I wonder if Tap Plastics (a plastic store) would carry it....

Speaking of Tap Plastics they have this stuff  that looks a lot like the textured paper in Japanese room screens, I wonder if I could pull off a similar style (as in with your lamp) with the stuff?

Ahhh so many questions.... Great job on the lamp!!! (and the display of the images, heh)

 Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2004 07:36:08 PM »

wow, that's beautiful! I would love to see some instructions!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2004 07:50:08 PM »

I think the plasti core its like corrigated cardboard but plastic....
Cool remake!!  =)


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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2004 04:20:01 AM »

thanks!  and yes, plasticore is corrugated plastic.  you can get it on-line in all different colors, or in store at Michael's (they only sell 20" x 30" sheets of white, which is what I used)

I'll post some instructions early this weekend...
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2004 06:30:15 AM »

That is one gorgeous lamp.  I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2004 03:38:10 AM »

cool project! i can't wait to see the instructions  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2004 09:09:23 AM »

sorry that it took so long, but I can't even write a grocery list without throwing in a little bit of design...

I'm sure that I must have left something out, so let me know if you are having any troubles!
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2004 02:29:55 PM »

just for the record i LOVE the design.


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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2004 05:43:47 PM »

Jason Thanks for the great ideas.

Your Ideas and format are always so nice looking!!

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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2004 08:14:14 PM »

what did you use for the hoop? and how did you get it in there? maybe i missed something?
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2004 07:36:16 PM »

The rings that I used actually came off of the old shade, but they are also available on the web in many sizes (just google 'lampshade rings', you'll get a lot of results).

as for getting the shade onto the hoops, you have to cut the material between the holes (see pics in directions) and 'snap' them in place.

I hope that this helps!
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2004 05:36:24 AM »

This is great! I love this lamp and you make it look so easy too! Good Job and thanks for sharing the instructions!
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2004 06:10:29 PM »

this would be even cooler with color plasticore or spray painted!! just imagine the possibilities!!
you could take several colors of spray paint and do light dots all over!
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2004 06:12:23 PM »

sorry that it took so long, but I can't even write a grocery list without throwing in a little bit of design...

I'm sure that I must have left something out, so let me know if you are having any troubles!
Damn that's cool! I love the design and the idea.
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2004 06:19:36 PM »

what a great tutorial!  it makes perfect sense.

can we see a grocery list next?
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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2004 03:33:55 AM »

'just like to say, you are soooo clever  Cheesy i love the design!
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2004 08:43:06 AM »

That is one good lookin' lamp. And wow, an amazing tutorial! I  think you could give tutorials on how to write tutorials!! (And shopping lists!) Great work.  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2004 07:46:11 AM »

wow! very kewl makeover  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2004 11:15:22 AM »

J/A/S/O/N! you sound like a graphic designer with your cool layouts! i love the idea! it really gives the lamp the extra umph!
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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2004 11:41:50 AM »

Great looking lamp re-vamp, and the tutorial is fantastic too! I sense that this is another thing that will soon be added to my list of summer projects.

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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2004 09:55:32 AM »

Fab design, and great instructions. I must be slow cos there's one bit I just don't understand do you glue the 3 pieces of plasticore together? Also i'm not sure we have plasticore here in the UK, does any one know what could be used as an alternative? Ta x
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2004 03:05:51 PM »

Fab design, and great instructions. I must be slow cos there's one bit I just don't understand do you glue the 3 pieces of plasticore together? Also i'm not sure we have plasticore here in the UK, does any one know what could be used as an alternative? Ta x

thanks for the compliment(s)!

sorry to be so long with my reply, but I kind of lost track of this thread. In answer to your questions boof, you do not need to glue the plasticore sheets together, they snap pretty tightly onto the metal lampshade rings and do not need any additional re-inforcement. as for buying plasticore in the UK, I know that this product goes by many names, and I'm pretty sure that I once found a European website that had some for sale. unfortunately, I cannot for the life of me remember any of the other names... I'm sure it will come to me soon...

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« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2004 08:39:13 AM »

sorry that it took so long, but I can't even write a grocery list without throwing in a little bit of design...

I'm sure that I must have left something out, so let me know if you are having any troubles!

I love the way you layout your instructions!!!  
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2004 02:51:58 AM »

this is quite possibly one of the most impressive "trash to treasure" crafts I've seen in awhile.  Kudos to you my friend.
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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2005 09:53:43 AM »

Here is my lamp I created with your instructions, cutting those straight lines is harder than it looks!  I used an old target table lamp, pulled it apart (had to unwire & re-wire), left the pull chain on it.  Bought 2 rings for top and bottom at walmart (.67 cents each), since my old lamp didn't have them.  It's a neat lamp, but was kind of hard to make, drilling the holes was hard, since the cut lines were not perfect it sort of didn't match up.  It would be neat to see one in colored corregated plastic.
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