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DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

DIY Cardboard Pendant Light
Contributor Post by Chelsea of Lovely Indeed Hi all! Chelsea here from Lovely Indeed, happy to be joining the amazing DIY squad at Poppytalk! I'm a big fan of recycling and repurposing, so I decided to get to work on some cardboard boxes I had laying around the house. As it turns out, cardboard makes a pretty sweet little pendant light. First, gather your materials. Corrugated cardboard, 25" wide and as tall as you'd like your lightSpray paintYard stickBox cutterGlue gunPendant light cord (this one from Ikea is only $5!) Step 1: Start by spray painting one side of the cardboard. Step 2: Mark the cardboard at 5-inch intervals lengthwise with the box cutter. Step 3: Lay the cardboard flat again and cut it into strips lengthwise by tracing along the yard stick with the box cutter. Step 4: Once your strips are cut, hot glue the ends of each strip together (painted side in) so that you have pentagons. Step 5: Finally, cut a solid pentagon out of cardboard for the top of the pendant. Related:  Cardboard Lamps & LampshadesLight Related Decor

How To Fold A Paper Honeycomb Lamp how to fold a lamp I bought a roll of sketch paper from Ikea in the kid section. The reason why we chose this paper is because of the price. okay, let's start to make the lamp. The above diagram is the pattern I did for this lamp. 1. 2. 3. **The images below show the sample of paper from the book. 1cm( for each column)x78 x 24cm(tall) 4. 5. ** It will start to like this....... keep pull them together ( in and out). Ok, in the meanwhile, let's talk to about the core. You can also make your own cord. 6. 7. Trust me! Have a nice weekend and have fun making lamp.** will be back to share more experiences about the paper and some other patterns.

Flower Lights By Kelly on Sep 18, 2012 So, I compromised on my Must Post Halloween Projects Now desire. A DIY in Halloween colors but one that could be adapted for any and every party: DIY fringe string lights! Oh, if only I could tell you how long I’ve been wanting to do this. It’s so simple and, yes, removable so you can switch it out for any holiday, birthday or other bash you may be throwing. Supply List: LED String Lights (These don’t get as hot, see note at the bottom!) To Make: If using crepe paper folds, cut strips off the bottom about 2″ wide. Plug in and partay! All Photos by Studio DIY **IMPORTANT! Looking for more DIY projects?

Le blog de Gabrielle Aznar Cardboard Into A Simple & Stylish Cube Lamp The problem with a lot of DIY projects is that they can require a lot of materials. You still end up with the satisfaction of something you built with your own hands, but the shopping trips can get pricey. This cardboard cube lamp by Instructables user lindarose92 is awesome because it only requires one thing—and it's something that most of us have plenty of lying around. It's super easy to make and looks great when it's finished, plus it gives you something to do with all those empty cardboard boxes in the attic. The first step is the most tedious—turning a cardboard box into a bunch of thin cardboard strips. Then, she put them together into 20 squares (8cm x 8cm) using super glue. As for what goes inside the cube, lindarose92 built a shallow cardboard box to hold the light bulb, but as a commenter pointed out, a clean pizza box would work just as well and cut out the extra step. This box is the base of the cube, which she cut a hole in for the bulb to go through.

Fairy Lights I’ve been contemplating getting a set of flower fairy lights for quite some time now. But then I decided that making a set would be more fun I knew that all I needed were a set of plain fairy lights and flowers. I could have bought pre-made fabric flowers that actually looked like the real thing, but I wanted to be a little more creative. I then had to decide what to make the flowers out of… there were so many options! The only fabric I could think of that would be stiff enough and allow enough light to pass through was tulle, so off I went to get some to experiment on. As it turns out – SUCCESS! Tools: Tutorial: Now repeat that as many time as you like. I tested them out on the staircase and I think they look pretty damn awesome. I have an ulterior motive for creating these lights and you will see them in it’s final placement in my next home DIY post LOve <3 Yin x

Page 1 paper snowflake index of folding patterns for children | Paper Snowflakes For Young Children Fold and Cut Snowflake Patterns Adorn your Solstice tree with an avalanche of snow white or colorful scherrenschnitte, paper snow flake ornaments. Transform your abode, office cubicle or mountaintop chalet into a winter wonderland. These snowflake patterns are perfect for making tons of ornaments and decorations for your Yule tide and winter holiday season festivities. Creating snow flakes in paper form is an art form that can be a simple and basic craft activity for youngsters and beginners or as imaginative and fantastic as a fine art display. Make Paper Snowflake Ornaments Easy to Make Snowflake Decorations For really wild and decorative snowflakes, print the patterns on flat sheets of colorful gift wrap background images with hundreds of colorful printables perfect for the job. Most of these designs are easy to cut out with child-sized scissors. Many of the natural looking paper snowflake patterns were inspired by Wilson Bentley, "The Snowflake Man" photographs as guides.

Flower Lights There are so many fun crafty things that can be done with paper pulp egg cartons. When I came across these unique purple ones in the trash at my office (yes, I dug them out of the trash), I just knew they could be turned into something really spectacular. My idea? This paper pulp egg carton flower pendant light. I think this flower pendant light would add a pretty feminine touch to a girl’s room or any room that needs a pretty, feminine touch . Project Cost: Approximately $30 Tools & Materials: 15-foot extension cord,One strand of 50-count miniature white Christmas lights,Paper pulp egg cartons (at least 80 cups, plus a few extras to allow for errors),Metal hardware cloth with 1/2-inch grid,Approximately 50 4-inch zip ties,Scissors (they need to be sharp!) Instructions: Prepare the flowers (you’ll need a total of 40 flowers): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Helpful Hints: This project is not appropriate for small children.

Kirigami is an art form where paper is folded & cut to create beautiful designs. Kirigami is similar to origami in that it is a form of paper art. The major difference is that in origami, you fold paper whereas in kirigami, you fold and cut paper. In the United States, the term "kirigami" was coined by Florence Temko. She used the word kirigami in the title of her book, Kirigami, the Creative Art of Papercutting, 1962. The book was so successful that the word kirigami was accepted as the name for the art of paper cutting. In Japan, the word kirigami had been in use for a long time because "kiru” means to cut, and “gami” means paper. Paper Snowflakes Most people will remember kirigami as a way to make paper snowflakes. Real snowflakes have six-fold symmetry too. how to make a paper snowflake Problem: it’s spring and it just doesn’t feel right to make snowflakes in the glorious growing season. Cutting paper snowflakes is fun, but if you don’t want to use scissors, you don't have to. Beyond Simple Snowflakes Some artists can make extremely elaborate kirigami patterns.

Feather Lights On a toujours besoin d'une jolie guirlande pour décorer un coin de mur, un événement, pour constituer un joli fond où faire des photos, souvenirs d'une belle journée ! Un tuto rapide et peu onéreux que les mamans apprécieront de faire avec leurs enfants (enfilage de morceaux de pailles comme la technique du collier de pâtes!).