Another lamp? Tell me you asked this question the moment you saw it. :) Ok, so before you answer that my dear friend, tell me , isn't it looking awesome :).

The story behind this lamp came from this forum topic.

A new citizen (you are the reason I posted this my friend ) wanted to make a lamp (I guess from Ikea) and asked for help in our forums. So there are two reasons I posted this ible.

  1. It was a Lamp and I knew I can make it.
  2. I really wanted to help (Even though this thought came later to my mind... LOL)

This lamp in my opinion is nothing but a giant decorative bow which you would make to probably gift(A giant stretchable pajama I guess ) something to HULK... ha ha ha.

You may have seen many methods for making a decorative bow, but here I am going to show you a different one.

Lets begin

Step 1: Stuff you would need

  1. Big sheets of thick paper or card paper of your favorite color (just remember that dark colors in thick sheet are not the best choice). Mine was 37"x23"
  2. A sharp scissor.
  3. A ruler
  4. A Pencil
  5. Craft glue like Elmer's or Fevicol
  6. Some lighting arrangement.
  7. Something to punch a hole (you can use hole punch from screw driver set), I have a eyelet punch set, I used that one.
  8. A plastic small tube or pipe , around 1". I used a piece of fish tank air pipe.
  9. Our best friend patience.
This would look amazing with a perforated design! I'm going to check out the scrap booking section at Michael's because they've got loads of different shaped punches. I already know where I'm going to hang my lamp! Thanks so much for taking the time to post this! :-)
<p>Thank you for your kind words, please do share a photo of your work .</p>
<p>Its so beautiful and easy to make :)</p>
<p>Thank you for your kind words :)</p>
<p>Its good :-)</p>
<p>Gorgeous! It immediately caught my attention! Thanks again Tarun!</p><p>sunshiine</p>
<p>Thank you mush sunshiine :)</p>
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<p>I see.</p>
<p>I hear ya!</p>
<p>The main image of the 'ible is a decent systematic one!! :)</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
<p>Hi!! :) :) When I saw this lamp project/'ible, it caught my attention... and when I saw that its made by You, I just went to check it right-away!!! I have seen your previous lamp 'ibles and then now after seeing this, the words, (like,)- &quot;Awesome, man!!! :)&quot;- were on my mind!!! :) :D (Right now I have just read a fraction of it, maybe will read later...) And, All the best!!! :) :)</p>
<p>Thank you so much for your kind words :). I am glad it caught your attention :)</p>
<p>Awesome! where do you keep all the lamps!? :p</p>
<p>Thanks Muhaiminah... I have a lamp room :D LOL</p>
<p>I was wondering the same :D</p><p>Are you planning to sell them? Let's open up a home decor company!!!</p>
<p>Question of the Day :D, see my reply to Emily. </p><p>As a matter of fact my best friend &amp; myself have started working on the concept, last October we bought a small stall in a local 3 day fair and we were sold out on second day, which is kind of amazing.</p>
<p>OMG that's so amazing! Congratulations!!! That had to be expected anyway because your creations are awesome!<br>Good luck on your future plans! :)</p><p>ps: I read both the replies to Muhaiminah and Emily before writing my comment, but I wanted to let you know that I wondered the same anyway haha :D</p>
<p>You are super cool Linda :)</p><p>These were the lamps I made and sold</p>
<p>Wow, they look pretty awesome bro! I can understand why you sold out! :-)</p>
Thanks bro:)
<p>No problemo! :D</p>
<p>Wow, they are beautiful Tarun! No wonder why you sold all of them! Is that colored fabric that you used? Their texture looks like colored pencils!</p><p>And by the way, thank you, you are too kind! :)</p>
Linda, You won't believe me if I tell you that the fabric was old cotton curtains at home. :D
<p>This is great, reusing and giving a new life to something is always the best thing to do!</p><p>My father was an upholsterer and made curtains, among other things...I wish he had curtains like that, I love the colors! </p>
Thanks Linda. These curtains were handloomed, they are very common and popular in India.
<p>wow..! beautiful.</p>
Thanks Faiza :)
<p>XD That has been asked so many times now that I mights as well ask it :D</p><p>Where do you keep all your lamps? :-)</p>
<p>Ha ha :)</p>
<p>Wow! that is sooo cool :)</p>
<p>such elegance and simplicity in the design - aka the best kind of design ... i was really wondering about the same question - where to put all the stuff we make? (which is a lot for me right now too) </p><p>thank you for another GREAT ible tarun and best of luck with your new adventures! =)<br></p>
<p>Oh dear Friend, Thank you so much for your lovely motivating words :). Waiting for you mega come back :)</p>
<p>Is this entered in the Paper Craft Contest? If it is, it will mke an awesome entry and of corse, I will vote :D</p>
<p>Yessss... in fact the entry is accepted already :). Thanks bro :)</p>
<p>Haha, no problem and voted!</p>
<p>Wow! This is awesome and better than the ones in the forum topic. Very clear and detailed instructions Tarun! Congratulations bro :-)</p>
<p>Oh... really..wow... thank you so much , you are very kind bro :)</p>
<p>Haha, no problem :-) Thanks as well! :D</p>
tarun..answer me as well..where do you keep all these lamps..? :D I would like to buy some.
<p>Ha ha , indeed question of the day. This is becoming fun :). I told you let us organize a fair :) </p>
m ready..lets decide the venue.. :)
<p>Its coffee , no its toffee, no its coffee...the argument continues :D</p>
<p>I have been seeing most of your projects which is really awesome.Not only your's there are some other lamp makers like Lindarose,Muhaiminah etc etc (now others don't get offended ,can't be dotting down all the names) Most of the times I do not comment because I just go through like a flash of lightning,reason being work load and stress due to 10 hours working per day.This is really awesome.</p>
<p>Thank you so much!!</p><p>I am so glad that despite your busy schedule you took time to comment and I think that's what matters. We will try to make more awesome stuff so that you are forced to see and comment ha ha . </p><p>As far as stress is concerned, did you check out this forum topic </p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/community/What-calms-you-down/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/community/What-calms-you-down/</a></p>
<p>I'm still wondering where you put all those lamps :P </p>
<p>Like I replied Muhaiminah I have a room for them but mostly they get robbed by friends &amp; relatives. And few generous souls buy from me too :D</p>

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