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My roommate bought a couple of IKEA APPLARO lamps and I thought putting some of my leftover art paper on top of it would make it look better. And it ...
Tools of this trade:ScissorRuler with smooth sides - skinnier the betterCutting matX-Acto knifeDust gunSpray AdhesiveDust gun Tweezers (not shown)Flas...
A regular IKEA APPLARO lamp. Blah. Clean it up and make sure there's no sticker residue. Some little bits of wood splinters may stick out too so remov...
Lay out and cut a big chunk of paper over the lamp.
Start folding it into the lamp, one side at a time.
After folding, trim with X-Acto knife. I fold then trim a side, fold then trim another side. When trimming, add a little more paper, about 1-3 cm. (Ye...
This is what happens when you trim on the fold line. It may come a little short. This was my first attempt but was promptly corrected afterwards. Also...
Used a ruler to smooth the paper on. Can also use a bone folder which a tool used in the paper arts. There's also a Teflon folder for the veggie peopl...
Instead of laying it flat on the table. I changed my position and it became easier to insert the paper this way.
Be careful with the ruler. It slipped and caused a small rip. Thanks to structure of the paper, managed to repair it. Can you find it?
Sometimes it's not possible to slip the ruler in. So use XActo knife as another way. The reason I didn't do this in the first place is because I don't...
Due to the new techniques, created a nice edge and the paper looks like it is part of the lamp and not just placed there. Repeat on all sides of lamp ...
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Posted:Feb 26, 2008
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