This was a gift I made for my lady. I hope you all enjoy it as much as she did/does!
I've linked to other Instructables to avoid explaining certain things that other authors on this site have done so well.
I hope they inspire you like they've inspired me.Hardware:
-A Dremel tool with a cutting wheel and a sanding drum
-Hot glue gun
-A glue stickSoftware:
-A sheet of yellow 8.5"x11" copy paper
-Two 60w light bulbs (or more depending on how many you break)
-Scrap yellow fabric
-Scrap booking paper or other artsy paper.
-Cut a 3"x 11" strip of paper off the long side of your paper and set it aside. This will leave you with a 5.5"x11" sheet.
-Turn your paper into as many 3/8" X 5.5"strips as you can, these will become your stars
will show you how to make the stars in her instructable. You will not need an entire sheet of stars for this project but you should still fold the lot of them. The leftovers make great gifts.
-From the 3"x11" leftover strip, make 8 strips that are 3/8" x 3". From them you will fold a tight paper chain in a loop. The chain construction is similar to jwystup's starburst chain
instructable, the difference is, I only did the folds in picture's 4 and 5 of her second step then linked them together.
-Take one 60w light bulb and carefully remove the threaded metal section. Cut the metal at the top with a sturdy razor blade then pry it off with needle nose pliers. ( it's aluminum and peels nicely).
-Using a Dremel tool with a cutting wheel, CAREFULLY cut the glass below where the threaded metal section would be on a whole bulb. Take your time and work SLOWLY, IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT. The existing jagged edge will be hidden anyway. (l went through 5 bulbs before l got a satisfactory result, these things are ridiculously fragile)
-You are going to need enough glass at the base to hot glue it into a separate threaded base while still allowing you enough room to remove the guts of the bulb, and fill the globe with stars and your paper ring. Use your best judgement.
-Take a second bulb and break it in a towel with your favorite blunt object. You need the metal base to be intact and as pristine as possible.
-Use the needle nose pliers to remove any glass remaining in the metal section then use your Dremel tool with a sanding bit to remove the adhesive insulation. Again, it does not have to be perfect, but remove as much as possible. You will be filling this space with hot melt glue soon anyway.