A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 297,509
Currently Running With Scissors:
551 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Paper Lampshades  (Read 2562 times)
Tags for this thread: craftster_best_of_2013 , paper , lampshade  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Lille
Legally Crafty
Offline Offline

Posts: 168
Joined: 10-Apr-2011


View Profile
« 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!
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013 02:50:07 AM by Lille » THIS ROCKS   Logged
erdbeerblau
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 707
Joined: 06-Jul-2008


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013 04:52:22 AM »

Pretty  Smiley

Did you glue them together?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

HSG
Global Moderator
Glass Crafts Moderator
Guest Blogger

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oy Vey!
Offline Offline

Posts: 10208
Joined: 18-Aug-2006

Margaritas & Facial Masks


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013 05:19:07 AM »

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

Phizzychick
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11798
Joined: 31-Mar-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013 07:37:14 AM »

Ooh, they look lovely! They look really pretty lit in the dark too Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jen0910
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Lille
Legally Crafty
Offline Offline

Posts: 168
Joined: 10-Apr-2011


View Profile
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
rackycoo
Global Moderator
Swap Moderator
Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, and ATCs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 26455
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

"Best of 2013" Winner; too lazy to change avatar.


View Profile WWW
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my Etsy shop. Scary Toys and Halloween for everyone!
My blog: junk&stuff
Pinterest
LimeRiot
Image Reproduction Techniques Moderator
Miscellaneous Topics Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 12701
Joined: 10-Jun-2009

Sublime


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013 08:50:17 PM »

These are beautiful! They look like lace when the lights are on Smiley.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Pinterest!
My Blog!

Craftster has gone mobile!!  Read the news here.
mrraawwr
Offline Offline

Posts: 186
Joined: 20-Jan-2013

I feel craftastic!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013 06:59:17 AM »

I need this! All our lamps are so boring..
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" - Henry David Thoreau

Current swaps: Middle earth
- Would love to do personal swaps!

http://www.pinterest.com/mrraawwr/
Lille
Legally Crafty
Offline Offline

Posts: 168
Joined: 10-Apr-2011


View Profile
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet a 3D Ripple Stitch Part 5/7
How to Crochet a 3D Ripple Stitch Part 6/7
How to Crochet a 3D Ripple Stitch Part 4/7
How to Crochet a 3D Ripple Stitch Part 3/7
How to Crochet a Baby Cap Part 4/13
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.