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« on: January 11, 2009 10:29:40 PM »

After finding the pattern to make pieces for IQ lights, I got addicted! I also found that plastic dollar store placemats work GREAT for these, despite being a little rough on the hands to cut out. That being said, the dollar store here sells 'em 2/$1, so the "shell" of these lamps works out to costing about $1.50, then it's just a matter of wiring it up!

Here are my first and last... unfortunately I don't have pics of the other 3 I completed. Besides these two, I made one out of pink flowery placemats, one out of these super cool green and brown geometric print mats, and another out of reddish orange mod ones. Hopefully I'll have pics soon!

Here's my first, before wiring...

And my last, which became a birthday gift for a friend of mine. Smiley

Thanks for looking! Cheesy Hopefully more to come!

Editing to add the link to these lovelies...including the pattern piece! I didn't even realize I got the pattern from Craftster originally! *blush*

« Last Edit: January 11, 2009 10:41:48 PM by fluffypants » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009 10:33:02 PM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the second one! Where did you learn how to make these?  Do you know of a tutorial I can check out?

« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2009 10:39:42 PM »

http://www.iqlight.com/ has some tips on putting them together. I don't seem to have my pattern piece saved, but I just searched Craftster and found the one I originally used! I didn't realize it was from here! I'll have to edit my original post to give credit to these other beauties. Cheesy


« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009 09:14:37 AM »

These are great! Beautiful choice of patterns too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009 12:29:41 PM »

OMG I thought I was the only one to figure out about the placemats...I have 15 cut out so far...I'll post when I have it done...I chose one like your black and frosted one...but I live in Hawaii so mine has hawaiian leaves on it.
Great job....I haven't put a light inside mine yet....how are they handling the heat from the bulb?

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009 02:18:41 PM »

I'm just using small bulbs inside mine, and they seem to be working just fine, as long as the bulb isn't touching the sides of the lamp. Smiley Can't wait to see yours!

« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009 06:14:36 PM »

I love these. I cant wait to go get some pretty paper so I can make some.
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