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Lamps - Recycled and Redesigned. Amy at Four Corners has gone and done it again.

Lamps - Recycled and Redesigned

She re-creates the most beautiful recycled and redesigned lamps...and they are just too delicious for words. These kinds of posts are all about the eye candy! Amy, you've outdone yourself! And you inspire the rest of us re-designers with your generosity to share 'how you do it'. Until next time... Michael. DIY Dixie Cup Garland. Aug 10 Cuteness alert coming right at you, but how fun is this little DIY project, guys?

DIY Dixie Cup Garland

I found the original inspiration on Pinterest (the ‘lamp shades’ were covered in Hallowe’en hued paper) but figured I’d give it a go using my fave hues. Wouldn’t this garland be absolutely fabulous for a bridal shower, an outdoor wedding and or even the most perfect addition to a nursery in lieu of a night light? Check out the awesome step by step photos below shot by the always wonderful Jenna. Craft on, beauties! {Step 1} Carefully cut apart a Dixie cup and smooth it out so it is as flat as possible.

{Step 2} Using double sided tape, adhere one end of a shade cover to a Dixie cup. Like so! {Step 3} Using a pencil (or you can just eyeball it) you’ll make an X on the bottoms of the Dixie cups. I only made a select number of shades for the purpose of the photos here but you get the idea. This little project was also shown over on The Loveliest Day; thanks Melis for sharing the love :) Plastic Cup Lamp. Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to.

Plastic Cup Lamp

One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift. It turns out it was the easiest craft I’ve even done, the epitome of DIY objects! Disclaimer: There have been some concerns about the safety of this construction (see the comment of user “when” below for example). I only needed a couple of things: 200-250 large plastic cups (recyclable, at least )600-700 staplesa staplera lamp socket, lamp cord and plug – mine came from a broken IKEA lamp!

That’s all you will need. How to Make Cherry Blossom Lights. How to Make a Chandelier (Part 2 (With Friends)) I'm not going to lie to you, this chandelier is both time + labor intensive.

How to Make a Chandelier (Part 2 (With Friends))

However, we worked assembly line style + were able to finish 4 chandeliers that night. 1. Tear off your wax paper into long pieces. We used 2 - 2.5 foot pieces. (Ann + Amy) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Jane's finished light. Amy's finished + installed chandelier. Next → ← Previous.