Awhile back my amazing projectionist friend gave me some old movie trailers. I had them for awhile and tried to figure out what to do with these awesome materials. Then, when we were going through my grandma's stuff, I found these old lamps and the light bulb went off.
I made my first lamp out of a Harry Potter and The Half Blooded Prince and to be honest it was a major learning experience. It's not bad but not worth posting here. A few months later my friend said that she had forgotten to give me one more trailer she found in a box somewhere....
Yup, The Muppet Christmas Carol! Which, in my opinion, is the best Christmas Carol ever made! My boyfriend/bestfriend and I LOVE the Muppets and so I knew I had to make my man a lamp with this trailer. And here are the results:
Each strip was about 25 frames each.
The problem with the last lamp I made was the ends of the cord were dangling down and I didn't know what else to do. BUT the BF suggested that I make a make-shift hem for the top and the bottom. I "sewed' the hems, that were about a frame a piece, knotted the ends and burned them for a nice seal. I thought it gave it a nice semi-professional feel.
Since the film already had holes on the sides it only made sense to sew them together. That took the most time for me because I was using a tiny crochet hook. I tried using a yarn needle but it kept breaking the film.
Here's when it was still in process of sewing:
You should have seen his face when I told him that was his gift. It made all those hours worth it.
The lamp it's on isn't that powerful so I think we're going to look for another lamp to replace it.
Let me know what you think!