This is a very low cost instructable which every one can try it out but time consuming work.
I am posting with loads of pictures,so that it is easy to understand looking at the pictures alone.
6th April -Update
The red lamp is another one I made a few adays ago with a darker colored fabric,and I include the picture as well.
Step 1: Requirements
Fabric of your choice
Cord ring and rod
A big bowl
Small screw driver
Empty tissue roll
For the shade
An old lamp shade frame
Material of your choice
Laminating sheet 2
Step 2: Template
Step 3: Cut on Fabric
Step 4: Sew
Step 5: Punch Hole
Pic 5 shows the cord ring popping out on the wrong side of the fabric.Place the tiny ring on top of the big ring that was inserted(Pic6)
Place the star rod on top of the ring and hammer hard on top of the rod with the hammer.Last pic.
I forgot to take a picture closely on this finished product -sorry-Will post a sample piece as quickly as possible.
Step 6: Complete Stand
Before filling the sand you have to have the wire out according to how high you need.Once the sand is filled you can not pull the wire.
Filling option : you could use tiny beads ,dry rice and any other stuffs that would be flexible to shape in which ever you want.
Those who does not have the cord rings and rod can use a small tap washer to use for the hole and paste a small fabric piece from inside(once you insert the wire use the hot glue to paste)
Step 8: Attatch Holder
Step 9: Cut Frame
Step 10: New Frame
My fabric had many prints on it,I kept the cut out laminate piece in different ways and finally decided to have the lines on the frame.I used transparent fabric, the excess piece from my curtains.On the wrong side of the fabric paste the laminate cut out piece exactly positioning how you want the design to be on the frame.If it is a plain material then no need to worry about it.
Please note that when you paste ,there should not be any gathers on the fabric.
Now the fabric frame is hard .
To attatch the fabric frame my husband helped me out to hold them in exact position.while he was holding the frame and the rings together I sticked cellotape on five places for it to be steady..Please refer picture marked x (cello tape)Then you paste the joins with Uhu glue.You can also use the glue gun too.
The next step is really time consuming work.Slowly remove the fabric from the laminate sheet up to the ring and cut away the laminate piece around the ring.Please see that the ring does not move ,if it does then stick a cellotape.Once you cut off the laminate part right round the ring use the glue gun to paste the fabric around the ring .While using the glue gun remove the cellotape off carefully.Paste it very neatly.Do the same on top and bottom of the ring.If you follow the pictures it is easy to understand well.
Step 11: Fix Frame to Stand
Thank you very much for taking time to view my beautiful lamp and I know for sure it has touched your heart with my great idea.
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