In this project I decided to make a leaves lamp. At the beginning we wanted to make a halloween lamp but when we glued the leaves I thought to paint the leaves purple. The lamp shade was very difficult because we didn't have special glue for the leaves.In spite of everything this project was very fun.
Step 1: Materials
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Step 2: Second Hand Lamp
The lamp was very ugly. We need to cut the plastic shade.
Step 3: Get Leaves
We got the leaves from the trees in the garden. Next we ordered the leaves from biggest to smallest.
Step 4: Make a Paper Shade
We decited to make a paper shade with strips of paper. Next we put glue on the bottom and the top of the paper.We put the top of the paper on the frame and folded the paper over the metal frame.
Step 5: Glue the Leaves on the Paper Shade
We didn't have a special glue for the leaves so glueing took a long time.One trick is to use clothes pegs to hold the leaves.
Step 6: Paint the Base
We painted the base with two layers of white.The next day we covered the white base with pink,purple and blue dots.
Step 7: Paint the Leaves
We painted the leaves purple .We removed the excess paint with a rubberband on the cup.
Step 8: Put Together
We put together the parts of the lamp.First we checked the light bulb socket to see if it works.It didn't work, so we unpluged the lamp and took the socket apart with a screwdriver.The metal conector wasn't touching the bulb.Then we repaired it by bending it.