DIY Yarn Wrapped Lampshade Tutorial from Lana Red here. I am not a huge fan of all the really cool looking but harsh bare bulb lighting (unless it’s Edison Bulbs) I’ve been seeing recently (cage lights - some of which I’ve posted). So when I saw this clean and modern looking take on the string around the balloon pendant light I was happy.
Touching story about a mom, some laundry and the author’s memories from childhood. Easily done yourself with a lot of patience and a clear lamp base.
Truebluemeandyou: You can buy these lamps so cheaply and change out whatever you put in because they are designed to be filled with objects and unscrew at the top. One year I filled mine with glass beads, the next plastic safari animals.
Silhouette reading lamp
(via Silhouette reading lamp)
Truebluemeandyou: From Chica and Jo. Template at link if you don’t have a Cricut (which I don’t).
DIY Recycled Newspaper Bird’s Nest Lampshade Tutorial. This is really easy but you need patience rolling up the newspaper (but really no cutting up into small pieces). Tutorial from WCC Designs here.
This is a lamp i made for my mother for mothers day. it’s made from a recycled lamp and my old trumpet that i used to play in junior high. the base was cut, sanded, stained and varnished by me. it took me longer than i expected, which is why i finished it almost a week after mothers day. As for the case that held the trumpet- i’ll be turning that into a toolbox. :D
DIY Zip Tie Lampshade. This looks like it could be for sale in a gallery - go to site for more photos. Buy a cheap shade and then get the other supplies like zip ties at Home Depot (I bought a huge pack of ties at Costco). Because you are spray painting the ties, the colors and gradients are limitless. Tutorial from A Little Glass Box here.
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