thought about what I could do, when I realized...my freakin' ceiling fan had no light bulb cover. So, I was being blinded. This led me to make my very own coffee cup
chandelier. =] The process is VERY simple and VERY fast. Could take about 10-15 minutes if you aren't watching your husband...or wife play Call of Duty. Enjoy.
Step 1: Materials
A various amount of paper coffee cups (please do not go buy the cups, it defeats to purpose of recycling). I had 32, but only used 7. I will add more to my chandelier later, to make it more spherical and well. Pretty.
Either a lamp without a shade or a lamp with one of those paper ball lampshades. I used my bare ceiling fan light.
Edit: Make sure to use a low volt lightbulb, mine is a like a 10 watt energy efficient one. This will eliminate me having to make a 'ible on rebuilding your house after it catches fire. =P
Step 2: I'm Such a Cutter...of Cups.
Step 3: Glue Time!
When you glue the cups together...try keeping the top of the lips of the cup even, for a more clean cut look. =] They tend to want to be either on top or bottom, but make them kiss straight! Get it? Lips...kiss? I'm here all day folks.
For added structural strength, I tapped where the bottom and lips of the cup met. To keep them from pulling away from eachother.
Step 4: Big Bertha
BTW, try using different colored lightbulbs! You can end up with beautiful works of art. Or maybe different color cups? OR OR OR OR...uhm. You can make a lit flower style..with the lamp stand as the stem? Or for you manly people out there...maybe a glowing blue one, reminiscent of a sticky bomb on Halo. =]
Like this one!