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« on: January 17, 2013 02:48:13 AM »

(I figured this belonged in the paper crafts section rather than the home section, but if I'm mistaken, feel free to move it)

The book I originally acquired for THIS project also had an awful lot of pages inside it, and I decided to put those to good use too, and what better way than to make them into lampshades? Especially since the lamp I already had was on loan from my parents and not really very interesting.

This is the finished product, made out of paper rolls, endless paper rolls, inspired by THIS awesome crafter. They're modelled over a mixing bowl to ensure that they're roughly the same shape. I haven't got a count for how many was used, but I used up roughly the first 600 pages of the book. I got the book for free and purchase a lampy-thingy for about 6$.
 


I made a pair to hang above my dining room table. My boyfriend thought I was slightly insane Roll Eyes


They look pretty in the dark too!
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013 04:52:22 AM »

Pretty  Smiley

Did you glue them together?
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013 05:19:07 AM »

Crazy about these lamp shades. Also like your owl picture on the wall. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013 07:37:14 AM »

Ooh, they look lovely! They look really pretty lit in the dark too Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013 03:00:01 PM »

Looks neat, it reminds me of a shell chandelier that I saw in a magazine.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013 06:21:21 AM »

Pretty  Smiley

Did you glue them together?

Yes. I lost count of how many sticks of hotglue was used, but it was a lot Smiley

Crazy about these lamp shades. Also like your owl picture on the wall. Smiley

The picture is actually from IKEA.

Phizzychick & jen0910; Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013 10:38:04 AM »

These are great! They look so pretty no matter if the lights are on or off!
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013 08:50:17 PM »

These are beautiful! They look like lace when the lights are on Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013 06:59:17 AM »

I need this! All our lamps are so boring..
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013 10:18:25 AM »

rackycoo & LimeRiot; Thanks! I agree they have a very lacy quality to them, that was also my intention, so it's good to know it worked out.

I need this! All our lamps are so boring..

You should make some! It's easy and inexpensive. All you need is a lot of paper and a lot of time Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013 10:32:26 AM »

I need this! All our lamps are so boring..

You should make some! It's easy and inexpensive. All you need is a lot of paper and a lot of time Smiley

Maybe i should! I just need to find that curious thing called spare time... Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2013 08:06:07 AM »

Loving these, expensive looking yet simple, wonderful job.

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I hit the This Rocks! Button! These are awesome upcycling! Great job!
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2014 06:46:42 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014 08:18:48 AM »

Congrats on the win, and thanks for making us proud on the Papercraft board!
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2014 06:15:24 AM »

What a super fun idea!! Great use of old books too.
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