Picture of Giant Decorative Bow Paper Pendant Lamp

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

Picture of 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.
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satoko685 months ago
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! :-)
Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  satoko685 months ago

Thank you for your kind words, please do share a photo of your work .

Its so beautiful and easy to make :)

Thank you for your kind words :)

Its good :-)

sunshiine1 year ago

Gorgeous! It immediately caught my attention! Thanks again Tarun!


Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  sunshiine1 year ago

Thank you mush sunshiine :)

I sometimes hate touch phones ...

Hi! You can use a 3x4 keypad on it if available if you want and enable T9 dictionary... I like 3x4 keypad! :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  ashuavr1 year ago

Actually it's the auto suggest feature in my keyboard App Swiftkey, I love it but sometimes it create blunders if not paid attentions :)

I see.

I hear ya!

ashuavr1 year ago

The main image of the 'ible is a decent systematic one!! :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  ashuavr1 year ago

Thank you :)

ashuavr1 year ago

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,)- "Awesome, man!!! :)"- were on my mind!!! :) :D (Right now I have just read a fraction of it, maybe will read later...) And, All the best!!! :) :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  ashuavr1 year ago

Thank you so much for your kind words :). I am glad it caught your attention :)

Awesome! where do you keep all the lamps!? :p

Thanks Muhaiminah... I have a lamp room :D LOL

I was wondering the same :D

Are you planning to sell them? Let's open up a home decor company!!!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  lindarose921 year ago

Question of the Day :D, see my reply to Emily.

As a matter of fact my best friend & 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.

OMG that's so amazing! Congratulations!!! That had to be expected anyway because your creations are awesome!
Good luck on your future plans! :)

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

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  lindarose921 year ago

You are super cool Linda :)

These were the lamps I made and sold

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Wow, they look pretty awesome bro! I can understand why you sold out! :-)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  hunter9991 year ago
Thanks bro:)

No problemo! :D

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!

And by the way, thank you, you are too kind! :)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  lindarose921 year ago
Linda, You won't believe me if I tell you that the fabric was old cotton curtains at home. :D

This is great, reusing and giving a new life to something is always the best thing to do!

My father was an upholsterer and made curtains, among other things...I wish he had curtains like that, I love the colors!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  lindarose921 year ago
Thanks Linda. These curtains were handloomed, they are very common and popular in India.

wow..! beautiful.

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  faiza0071 year ago
Thanks Faiza :)

XD That has been asked so many times now that I mights as well ask it :D

Where do you keep all your lamps? :-)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  hunter9991 year ago

Ha ha :)

Wow! that is sooo cool :)

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)

thank you for another GREAT ible tarun and best of luck with your new adventures! =)

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  blissful20151 year ago

Oh dear Friend, Thank you so much for your lovely motivating words :). Waiting for you mega come back :)

hunter9991 year ago

Is this entered in the Paper Craft Contest? If it is, it will mke an awesome entry and of corse, I will vote :D

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)  hunter9991 year ago

Yessss... in fact the entry is accepted already :). Thanks bro :)

Haha, no problem and voted!

hunter9991 year ago

Wow! This is awesome and better than the ones in the forum topic. Very clear and detailed instructions Tarun! Congratulations bro :-)

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