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This might sound a bit funny, but the idea of making this lamp came from my.... dream! :p So, I decided to make my dream come true. This ible will show you how to make lamp shades from small tree logs. It's very easy to make, cheap too.



 
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Step 1: Materials needed

To make these lamp shades you'll need:

1) Small tree logs,
2) Super glue and white glue,
3) Anti cutter,
4) Scissor,
5) Cardboard,
6) Lighting system.

Step 2: Preparing the branches

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Collect tree logs (small) as many as you can. You'll need small logs and it's better if there of the same size.
Cut all the logs equally by using an anti cutter.
Use a marker to mark the length,
Cut half way through the log
Then use your fingers to create pressure on it and the log will break easily.

Step 3: Making the Lamp

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To make the lamp you'll need cardboard, plug, wire, bulb holder and bulb.

Connect the wire with the plug and the bulb holder, test if it works.

The base:
Cut 4 pieces of cardboard smaller than the shade because the shade's suppose to cover the lamp.
I've numbered the cardboard pieces for the base in the picture.
Place 1 at the bottom and glue 2,3 on the top of it.
Take the plug (along with the wire) through the 4th piece and then glue the 4th piece of cardboard with the rest.
You may place the base on something hard such as hardboard or wood. I used a small round shaped wooden piece to adjust the base.

Step 4: Making the Shade

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Making the shade was so easy!

Place 2 logs as shown in the picture.
If you place the first 2 logs vertically then you'll have to glue the next 2 logs horizontally, then again vertically. Keep going up by gluing the logs vertically and horizontally on the sides. 
After you reach the height of the shade you want, cover the top with small branches or logs. There, done!
Place the shade over the lamp.
This lamp looks great with any kind of lights but I liked it with the usual yellow light bulb.
786Ayesha11 months ago
How did you photograph to get the effect and the red color ?Is the color the background of a wall or some thing?
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha11 months ago
I used a multi color light bulb, besides the wall was pink, for that reason the light effect seemed a bit reddish!
yeah raelu suprb ideas 4 home decore
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  being human1 year ago
Thanks! easy too :)
i dnt visit ur all instructabls yet..just visit 3 4 n wana make them 1st
yup..i"ll definatly try..bt thiz tym i m making wal art of leave shapes so aftr dat i"ll try thz one..
yeah realy suprb ideas 4 home decore
jadi11 year ago
Hey, I've finished my branch lamp version,, LOL
But the reflection of the lamp light isn't as beautiful as yours
What kind of lamp you used??

This is my version hahhaha

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  jadi11 year ago
Love the design of the lampshade you made, it's really nice.
The usual round light bulb creates a beautiful light effect with this lampshade. Let me know if it worked, I'm sure your lampshade would create way cooler effect than mines :)
aliaghoul1 year ago
Your item is featured at http://momsbasement.org !
The direct link is below,
http://momsbasement.org/2013/04/03/diy/

Please stop by and leave a comment or two!

Thanks for crafting pure awesomeness!
- Alia and the Mom's Basement Team
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  aliaghoul1 year ago
Thank you for informing me Alia! I'm soooo happy to know that, I'm following mom's basement & will keep in touch :) thanks again!
atehzab1 year ago
These are very beautiful and so easy to make. I'm not a good crafter but I think I can make the square lampshade.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  atehzab1 year ago
Thank you so much! I'm sure you can make it, best of luck!
collected the materials, going to make one very soon. thanks!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  atehzab1 year ago
great! can't wait to see :)
Voted! Amazing and ultra easy. Thanks!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  HolyTracker1 year ago
Thank you for voting! I'm glad you like it :)
I like the square and tree shades. nice.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Yashfa Zafar1 year ago
Thank you very much Yashfa!
you are welcome!
786Ayesha1 year ago
Ahhhh... your ideas are awesome.They are so simple ,easy, and beautiful.I thought I am the only one who is talking about instructables to all,Nothing is functioning in my house other than ibles.Sooner or later some body is going to say shut up to me too.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Thank you so much Ayesha! thank goodness shazni made us aware of that! now I'll think twice and observe the persons mood before talking about instructables. :)
egreene21 year ago
lost my words! who knew lamps could be this beautiful, pretty, amazing..... i can go on and on about these darlings!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  egreene21 year ago
lost my words too! don't know how to thank you!
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
i loveeeeeeeeeeeee it
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sabu.dawdy1 year ago
Thanks! :)
shazni1 year ago
Ahhh...the instructable bug has invaded your dreams ...Hahaaa....been there too :-D as I'm sure that many have...I was even talking instructables to everyone who came till I was finally told to shut up :-D ...Now I try and control my instructable mania...else I'll drive others mad!
This is by far my favorite lampshade from all that you have done...good job!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  shazni1 year ago
Pretty much! thank goodness I'm not the only one. I keep telling my family and friends about instructables, my mom already started calling me crazy! I guess I should stop before my friends tell me to shut up! But still, I'm soooooooo glad I found this website.
Thank you!
Lighting is so much fun...the creative juices just don't wanna stop :). Very cool, I especially like the tree :).
And I didn't know about that even few days ago! where was I? glad you liked it!
Very fun!
Yap, especially making the square lamp shade was too much fun!
I really like them! You are brillllllllllliant!!! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.
Thank you so much! no problem :)