It's a major award!
For years I thought it would be hilarious to make and have my own leg lamp, similar to the one the Dad wins in the movie "A Christmas Story" (for those of you living under a rock). Only I wanted mine to be a miniature version, preferably made from a Barbie doll leg. I finally got around to it!
This was a fun little project, and is quite do-able for the average maker if you have a little persistence and some basic tools and supplies. I've tried to include enough information here to help you make your own without too much trouble, if you so desire.
Thanks for taking a look!
Step 1: Lampshade template
Let's begin with the lampshade.
After some trial and error, I came up with a template that worked well enough to use. I made this into a pdf for easy storage if I ever want to use it again, as well as to share right here.
I printed this on card stock, and used spray adhesive to attach a piece of yellow polyester cloth to the back, non-printed side. In hindsight this is overkill, and I would recommend just printing the template on yellow paper if possible or just simply painting it yellow or gold after it's assembled.
The fabric does provide a nice textured look although it's only visible up really close.
The template for the lampshade is attached. If you use it, just print directly without resizing or "scaling" or whatever equivalent option your printer program may have.