Hey lovelies! I'm having a nice but busy week! Other than the small hotel renovation that I'm currently involved with, I'm also doing my "spring cleaning" this week. It traditionally includes washing blankets and curtains, insides of cupboards, carpets and in general cleaning everything that you're too lazy to clean during the rest of the year!! As much as I love you, our relationship hasn't yet reached the point where you get to see my cleaning outfit...
So here's a tutorial instead: how you can make your own lovely DIY lamp shade with just ribbons!!
You will need:
1. Your trusted glue-gun.
2. Ribbons - any color (I'm using blue and green since it matches our living room. You can make it with one color for a more "serious look" or multi-colored for a kid's funky room. Just use your imagination!)
3. Cord (to hang it)
4. A plastic cap/lid (This will be used for hanging it as well. The one from "Pringles" is ideal, I'm using one from an espresso box here)
5. 4 pieces of wood to make your frame (you can use three for a triangular shape, or make a round one with wire! I'm using some spare wood from a broken bread-cutter that I had around - recycling rules! )
7. Coffee or other beverage of your choice to get you going!! This will take a while...
What you do:
a. Glue the four sticks of wood to create your frame. Do that first, to allow some time to cool off!
b. Cut pieces of both ribbons in various lengths depending how low you want it to hang. A medium length is from 30 cm (11.8 inches) to 60 cm (23.6 inches). If you're a control freak, you can measure your ribbon to create a variety of pieces cut 30, 40, 50 and 60 cm long. But if you do it randomly it will add a nice, care-free touch!!
c. Start gluing!!! Use a drop of silicon on the three sides of your stick and wrap your ribbon around it!
d. Keep gluing! Here's the part where you need to be patient!
e. When you do the first side glue 2 pieces of cord at the four corners of your frame, forming an "x". This is how you will hang it. Cover the corner with ribbon to hide the cord! Keep gluing!!
f. Cut an "x" mark on your plastic cap using a cutter. Pass your cord and bulb through your frame and then through the cut of the plastic cap and hang it!
g. Here's your light!!
I think it's pretty amazing, considering it costs less than 5 euro!! What do you think?? It also has a lot of fun possibilities! You could use sheer or silk ribbon, cut them all at the same length or even add some dangling beads and charms!!! It'll look amazing in a baby's room!
If you try it, please link back! I'd be so happy to see your creations!
After my first tutorial, I decided to do my first giveaway when I reach 50 followers and my second (more spectacular) when I reach 100!! So.... show me some blog-love!! When I reach 50, I'll post with giveaway instructions!!
Be happy! Create something fun! Ask your loved ones to help out and glue your fingers together! Kisses!