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cocktail umbrella lamp shade

By spotogspindel | April 8, 2015

For the Salmon Conveyor set I made three cocktail-umbrella lampshades for the party-scene. Here is a little DIY-guide, so you cn make your very own party-lamp.

You need a rice-paper lampshade (they have affordable ones at IKEA), about 250 cocktail umbrellas for a shade with 50 cm in diameter. A hot glue-gun with plenty of glue and pliers that can cut wood.

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Step one is to open the umbrellas, and put a dot of glue to secure the open position. When it´s cooled down, I use the pliers to cut the excess wooden “stem”. Then add a new dot of glue to the end and place it on the rice paper of the lampshade. Let the umbrellas overlap each other to completely cover the white paper.

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The glue will need a little time to cool down, so it´s a good idea to do each step to a good bunch of umbrellas at a time. Glueing the umbrellas to the shade,you will probably need to hold it in place long enough for the glue to cool down, so the umbrella does´t glide.

parasoll,-baby!

And here it is! All done, with a single lightbulb inside it (not stronger than 40 watts). The light sifts throughout the colored paper and makes quite a cosy atmosphere. Tutti-frutti-part-time!

Topics: arting, Diverse | 1 Comment »

One Response to “cocktail umbrella lamp shade”

  1. Siri Says:
    April 8th, 2015 at 18:50

    Cool! 🙂

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