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« on: February 06, 2014 04:40:52 PM »

When I read the challenge I immediately wanted to do something with newspaper yarn...I am in love with the stuff.  As I was pondering what I could do my mom asked me if I wanted a basket/trashcan that had seen better days.  I immediately thought it would make a great shape for a light/chandelier plus the light would shine through it in a cool way.  Here is the end product



Here is what I started with


The first step was to make a ton of yarn


Then I hot glued and weaved my way around the basket


At last the basket is covered


I then took the parts out of a broken lampshade



I decided the lamp needed more so I broke out the "crystal" (plastic all the way) I stole from the cheezy lamp ever years ago.



I really like how it turned out.  The pictures do not do the lamp justice in the dark



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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014 04:46:27 PM »

This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen made with newspaper yarn! It is inspiring in the best way.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014 05:01:38 PM »

Ah-mazing!!  Wonderful repurpose!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014 06:03:00 PM »

Wowzers! Would never have known this was not some expensive light fixture. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2014 08:06:15 PM »

I love the added sparklies & bet it's even more gorgeous in real life lit up!
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014 06:23:48 AM »

Wow, this is amazing!
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It's not a mistake. It's...um...a design feature.


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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014 02:31:21 PM »

Wow...  I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2014 08:45:06 AM »

I SOOOOO wish I had this hanging in my house!

BEAUTIFUL!
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014 07:21:22 AM »

Wow! Work of art  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014 03:39:46 PM »

Fantastic idea and you did a brilliant job! And what a great way to re-purpose two objects!
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014 06:13:35 PM »

Thank you everyone for the wonderful feedback.

My little sister has claimed it for her dorm room so it will be going to good use...her dorm room needs some serious help.
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014 02:19:55 PM »

Thanks for entering!

Have you voted yet?  Today is the last day to cast your vote! Smiley  Visit the challenge thread and you'll see the voting poll at the top of the screen! Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2014 11:06:27 PM »

You did a great job on this! Thanks for the instructions! I'm going to save this so that next time I have a living space big enough to have cool lights I can make one.
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