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When I was searching for paracord in local market, I was trying to explain this guy at the craft store what I am looking for and I was having a hard time. Guess what he showed me paper yarn, trust me I did not even know what paper yarn is before this instructables. I liked it but that time I was more inclined towards paracord and it was frustrating that I was not able to find it. For the sake of experiment I bought few bunches of paper yarn (Sometimes spending money for no reason gives a strange kind of satisfaction :D) .

I searched through the internet to see what people are using paper yarn for, searched here too and saw some great crafts.

If you have seen my ibles, you might have noticed that I have this thing for making lighted objects, so I started to think in that direction and came up up with this awesome designer lamp made from paper yarn.

I wanted to believe this is my original Idea so I Googled and gladly found nothing similar :D.

Lets see how you can make it easily.

Did I say easily?, off course yes :)

Now tell me that you did not believe it was a paper lamp :D.

Step 1: Stuff Required

You would need following things to make this awesome lamp, I divided it two parts

Part 1: The preparation for lamp

  1. A soda pet bottle of 2.5 litre, I prefer bottle which has a smooth curvy top without any bumps by design.
  2. Some packaging tape or masking tape.
  3. A small saw
  4. Some sand paper

Part 2: The making of lamp

  1. Paper yarn, I got lucky mine has a very thin thread of golden, which makes it look festive. See the image close up
  2. Modge-Podge, I used glossy texture.
  3. A scissor
  4. Few rubber bands
  5. A pendant lighting arrangement
  6. A 1" foam brush. Please don't replace this with painting brush. I will tell you reason later.
<p>Is it necessry to remove the bottle after spinning yarn on it? </p>
<p>No it is not.</p><p><br>But these are my reasons for not leaving the curve inside: <br>1. You have to cut the bottle and<br>2. You would need a new bottle for every lamp<br>3. It wont be a paper lamp, it would be just some decoration over a bottle curve like this one I did and for that using paper yarn is not necessary<br>http://www.kwikdeko.com/blog/do-not-throw-your-junk-bottles/<br><br>I wanted to create a cluster of many such lamps so it make sense for me to use the bottle as mold</p>
<p>Ok. But i prefer to retain the bottle, to save it from going to landfill. Anyway yours is inspiring craft. </p>
<p>Like I said, you can certainly retain the bottle. Thank you for your kind words :)</p>
this is really nice, just wanted to ask if we can replace anything else with mod podge
<p>I have not tried anything but Mod Podge, some folks on internet use equal part white glue and water as mod podge and claims to have it worked.</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>So creative. </p><p>We were inspired by your lamp and made a similar one using rope instead of paper yarn.</p><p><strong><a href="http://goodideasforyou.com/mix-a-match/4679-diy-rope-pendant-lamp.html" rel="nofollow">http://goodideasforyou.com/mix-a-match/4679-diy-rope-pendant-lamp.html</a></strong></p>
<p>This looks awesome , thank you so much for sharing it and referring to this instructable on your website. A lot of people were asking me about alternatives to paper yarn and now I can suggest them your implementation. It came out very nice.</p>
<p>I have been having a hard time looking for a lamp that will suit my lil comfy bed until i saw this! Now I am ready to make my own. Thanks for this one!</p><p>Btw, is there any alternative for the paper yarn? </p>
Thank you for your kind words. You can try jute twine. Check out my sweater lamp as well that might suit your room too.
<p>Where did you get the paper yarn from?</p>
<p>I got the yarn from a Local craft store.</p>
<p>Excellent idea! Perfect use for empty coke bottles. But I have one question : Which bulbs did you use? Traditional bulbs generate a LOT of heat which would melt the Modge Podge eventually.</p>
Thank you so much :). I used low watt CFL and LED bulb. Working great so far.
<p>sooo beautiful!! can't believe i missed it! and tarun the way you put 3 together is just perfect! </p>
<p>Thank you so much dear friend :) I'm very glad that you liked it. </p>
<p>Namashkar Tarun, this is a very nice tutorial- thank you:-) I have been making Table lamps with used liquor bottles ( hobby) and hanging lamps with the bottoms cut.</p><p>The other day I visited a art shop as I was looking for the shade for my bottles ,I came across the very same type of Jute shades with some hand made flowers and stuff- selling at 400- Rs( pretty steep) Thanks to you now I can make these at home and try a few other type of moulds.One question though is this paper yarn easily available in India? would love to hear from you Tarun. Keep up the good work!</p><p>Mahendra</p>
<p>Hi Mahendra, </p><p>Thank you for your appreciation , I am glad you liked it. I am lucky to have this small store in my city where I get things which are not easily available elsewhere. Paper yarn is not easily available, but you can try craft supplies stores, if they get things from china, they should have it too. I have also seen some Indian sellers selling paper twine or paper yarn on Aliexpress.com. You can also use jute and cotton twine in case paper yarn is not available. </p><p>You can also make paper twine using newspaper, cut stripes , glue them together and then using a drill, twist them to make twine. Google a bit and you will know what I'm talking about. </p><p>Best luck.</p><p>BTW: If you can document your process of making lamps, I would love to see you positing some on instructables.</p>
<p>Hi Tarun, thanks for the quick response:-) I will try searching at the craft stores, I really want to take a shot at making this beautiful shades. </p><p>I did google and on you tube found a couple of videos of making twine with a hand drill- very helpful. Jute and cotton twines are easily available here so I will have a go at it.</p><p>I will post the process of making the lamps out of liquor and wine bottles( though it is already there on the net) and I learnt from the same tutorials,I would love to post another one:-) Thanks once again for your reply .</p><p>looking forward to many more good DIY projects from you.</p><p>Mahendra</p>
<p>I am glad you found that helpful. Looking forward for your ibles.</p><p>Stay tuned :)</p>
<p>got it. Thank you. Thanks for the other link as well. :)</p>
<p>No problem :). You are welcome :)</p>
Sir where to get the paperboar. If not that with what I can replace
<p>Try craft shops which sells macram&eacute;. Thank you for stopping buy. </p>
It was paper yarn.can I use wool or something
<p>You may use thicker Wool. You can also use Jute :) </p>
<p>I have a question. Why do you limit the use of the bottle curvy top as a mould to shape the yarn?</p><p>What if we keep the yarn glued to the bottle curve. This way we can keep the lamp lighted for longer period and I think it would also better diffuse the light.</p><p>This is just out of curiosity as I am yet to try this. Sorry if this doesn't make sense.</p>
I think for the same reason we try to create things using paper which we could created using other objects like metal or plastic :)<br><br>But what you are saying can also be done, you can leave the curve inside and for that <br>1. You have to cut the bottle and<br>2. You would need a new bottle for every lamp<br>3. It wont be a paper lamp, it would be just some decoration over a bottle curve like this one I did and for that using paper yarn is not necessary<br>http://www.kwikdeko.com/blog/do-not-throw-your-junk-bottles/<br><br>I wanted to create a cluster of many such lamps so it make sense for me to use the bottle as mold.
<p>muy noches te felicito esta hermosa pero me puedes decir donde puedo conseguir el hilo de papel espero su respuesta gracias</p>
<div><div><div><div>Muchas gracias por sus amables palabras. Trate de hilo de papel en Amazon.com <br>aqu&iacute; <br>http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_11?url=search-alias%3Darts-crafts&amp;field-keywords=paper+twine&amp;sprefix=paper+twine%2Caps%2C443&amp;rh=n%3A2617941011%2Ck%3Apaper+twine</div></div></div></div>
<p>Where can I purchase the light fixutre/bulb? So ready to start this project, just clueless as too where go for the bulb &amp; electrical outlet part... Thanks for any helpful insight. </p>
<p>I guess you can buy it from a local electrical store or places like Walmart, Bestbuy, Target if you live in USA.</p>
<p>I need to try my hand at making lamps. I really like the ones you have posted. So many things to make so little time.</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Thank you so much sunshiine :), lamps are fun, you must try them. And so true, all we need is more time.</p>
Care to smile? I went to bed and could not sleep because I was thinking of a lamp I might want to make. It seems in my head it would work but need to test it out. Life is grand. Maybe I can sleep now.<br>sunshiine
<p>Ha ha :)</p><p>Lamps always work :), that's the fun part. </p>
<p>Very cool looking :)</p>
<p>Thank you so much Holly :)</p>
<p>This is really nice...to avoid modge-poge getting onto the bottle just <br>oil it before you start wrapping...that way it's easy to slip off </p><p>paper yarn?? didn't know they sell....hmm...cant find it in Alibaba.com...Sri lanka is not even in sight!! ugh....hmm....do I move to India?? :-)</p>
<p>Thank you so much Shazni for your suggestion. Try these to get your hands dirty on Paper yarn </p><p><a rel="nofollow">www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6qgfdv2KsI&lrm;</a></p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-paper-twine-from-crepe-paper-DIY/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-paper-twine-from-crepe-paper-DIY/</a></p>
<p>This stopped me in my tracks as soon as I saw it. These are exactly what I've been looking for. How much yarn per light? I have to make these. Perfect. Thanks!</p>
<p>I bought these yarn in bunches and I was able to use a bunch almost 90% for a single light. I am sorry there is no exact number I can tell :(.</p><p>Thank you so much, please do share your work.</p>
<p>Also, the yarn I used was thin, if you use a thicker yarn, chances are you would need lesser.</p>
<p>Wow.Just wow!! Very cool :)</p>
<p>Thank you so much :)</p>
<p>Thank you :{)</p>
what a genius idea..!!and they look so classy..! :)
<p>I always wanted to try &quot;Awwww&quot;... ha ha </p><p>Thank you so much Ironman oops I mean Faiza ;), </p>

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