Citizens of Instructables :),
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.
You would need following things to make this awesome lamp, I divided it two parts
Part 1: The preparation for lamp
Part 2: The making of lamp
Warning: If you are involving kids into making this, the cutting of bottle should be done by an adult for safety.
Lets begin. See images above and follow
We have to remove the neck of bottle buy cutting it with saw or some sharp object. Why? I will tell you later, for now just do it :).
Most pet bottles have a small or sometimes bigger bump (or curve if like it ) close to the label so that label don't slip. This bump can be a problem while you try to slide the paper yarn upwards. So we will try to make it less bumpy by sticking a layer of tape around it.
All right, so now the bottle is ready :). Lets start making our lamp.
See images above and follow:
Things to note:
Leave the arrangement overnight. After few failures I did not dare to try in 6-7 hours as per modge-podge label.
Before I tell you how to extract the yarn lamp out of bottle, I must tell you , what will happen if you get impatience and try to remove the yarn from the bottle without waiting for the modge-podge to completely seal the yarn together.
After 12 hours at least, you should notice that the modge-podge is dried clear and hardness on wrapped yarn can be felt.
Remember the thumb rule here, patience.
Congratulate yourself for this masterpiece :). Isn't it beautiful and amazing :)
Lets see how to light it up.
See images and follow:
REMEMBER: This is paper, I only recommend use of less than 8watt CFL or LED bulb. This is not to be left on for hours, just for precaution.
A pendant bulb holder which can be fit on the top hole is idle, in case of mine, the holder was slightly small so I have to use double sided tape for padding.
Light up and bee ready to amaze :)
I could not believe my eyes that I made this when I light it up for the first time. It is so beautiful :)
I hope you like it. Please do share if you choose to make using the [I made it] button. Should you have any questions comments or feedback, please post it in the comments below.
Wondering about what to do with ugly pet bottle now? Well , either you can reuse it to make more lamps or try this (I was a guest author of this blog for some time)
Please vote if you like.
You are awesome.