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« on: January 21, 2012 06:40:04 AM »

I've seen these all over the internet and craftster now and thought I'd finally make my own.  I got the slides from STS awhile ago and they have just been sitting in my craft room waiting to be turned into curtains and a lampshade.



Real easy project....

1.  Drill holes in your slides with a dremel.  For the middle ones, I drilled 6 holes (like the slide on the left in the picture).  For the top and bottom ones I drilled an extra hole to attach it to the lampshade frame.  I held each slide up the light and made sure the picture was facing the correct way before drilling.


2.  I then ripped apart my lampshade so I just had the metal frame.


3.  I had a rough time finding correct rings (I moved to the middle of no-where PA and now the JoAnn's is super small Sad )  I got these jewelry rings (not sure what they are really used for).  I opened them all up.


4.  I first attached the top row of slides to the lampshade.  Then just went down the sides.  I didn't do vertical strips because I knew I had a limited number of slides and the goal was just to make it as long as possible with the slides I had.


That's that...pretty easy!

Here are the curtains I made a few weeks ago...I did these exactly the same why.  For the part that goes on the curtain rod, I just used jewelry wire to make bigger loops.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012 08:19:39 AM »

Those are awesome Sarah!! Your house must be a wonderful museum of oddies, magical stuffs, and uber tack! I want to visit!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012 12:47:49 AM »


4.  I first attached the top row of slides to the lampshade.  Then just went down the sides.  I didn't do vertical strips because I knew I had a limited number of slides and the goal was just to make it as long as possible with the slides I had.


i found that you attached the   slides to each other from the pics ,how about attach the top side of the slides only . So, the slides will be float when there is breeze which  should be looks better !
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012 07:34:02 AM »


4.  I first attached the top row of slides to the lampshade.  Then just went down the sides.  I didn't do vertical strips because I knew I had a limited number of slides and the goal was just to make it as long as possible with the slides I had.


i found that you attached the   slides to each other from the pics ,how about attach the top side of the slides only . So, the slides will be float when there is breeze which  should be looks better !

Yea if you only want to attach the tops that would work too.  

I wanted to make it more like a solid curtain so we would have some privacy in the basement (it's by the basement shower.  Smiley)
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012 06:00:54 PM »


4.  I first attached the top row of slides to the lampshade.  Then just went down the sides.  I didn't do vertical strips because I knew I had a limited number of slides and the goal was just to make it as long as possible with the slides I had.


i found that you attached the   slides to each other from the pics ,how about attach the top side of the slides only . So, the slides will be float when there is breeze which  should be looks better !

Yea if you only want to attach the tops that would work too.  

I wanted to make it more like a solid curtain so we would have some privacy in the basement (it's by the basement shower.  Smiley)
got it !
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