Picture of Tutu Lamp
I bet that you can't imagine what this lamp is made of! Just like all the things I do, this lamp is made with materials that all of you have in your house. Newspapers and plastic bags, completely upcycled!
Don't worry, it's not as hard as you may think! :)

Step 1:

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Tear a page of newspaper into many little pieces.
Mix some white glue with very little water in a pot, just to make it more fluid.

Once you have these 2 things ready, blow up a balloon: this will be the base of your lamp so make it as big as you want, but remember that your lamp will get bigger after you've added pieces of plastic bag around it.

Start gluing your pieces of newspaper on the balloon with the glue you prepared: spread some glue on the balloon, lay your piece of paper on the glue and add some more glue on it. Continue this way until your cover the whole surface of your balloon, one piece after the other. 
Once you're done, do at least another two layers to make it hard enough, and let it dry for at least a night.
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Darthorso1 year ago

Brilliant idea! Congratulations! :D

The ballon with newspaper and vinavil is from Art Attack, doesn't it? :D I can recognize it everywhere! ahaha


lindarose92 (author)  Darthorso1 year ago

haha è vero, lo ammetto! Anche se ce l'hanno fatto fare varie volte anche a scuola...per fortuna, perchè a casa non concludevo mai niente! :D

Art Attack è stato il mio programma preferito per taaaaaanti anni!

è stato uno dei programmi che ha salvato la nostra generazione! :D

Ancora mi ricordo le "pitture" di sale di Neil, il Grande Artista! :D

mpino made it!2 years ago
Here's my version!
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lindarose92 (author)  mpino2 years ago
Wow, it's beautiful! I see that you covered the bottom too, it seems more like a flower this way...I love this version!! :)
ps: I think I will try it too someday :D
mpino2 years ago
Thanks for the brilliant idea!
lindarose92 (author)  mpino2 years ago
Oh thank YOU!! :)
I liked the idea and I ws infact looking for sm ideas coz its my new house.....
lindarose92 (author)  Divya sooraj2 years ago
I am glad you like it! Please post a picture here if you make it, I am curious to see it!! :)
vitasulo2 years ago
it was so creative. amazing. your idea of using the balloon to make the mold of the lamp was very great.
thank you for your sharing. it was so nice and pretty.
lindarose92 (author)  vitasulo2 years ago
Thank you so much, I am so glad you like it! :)
craftyv2 years ago
I love this Tutu lamp, it's very pretty and tactile. I am a bit worried re-fire or plastic melting so I suggest Led's or other "cool" globes. Good tutorial.
craftyv craftyv2 years ago
Whoop's I only saw your last paragraph as I posted my comment. Sorry.
lindarose92 (author)  craftyv2 years ago
Don't worry, it's always good to remember this, I don't want to cause any fire :D
Thank you very much! :)
Super!!!! AAAA+++++ Easy for Kids too.... Love this for my grand children.. Thanks and keep making more great things. :-)
lindarose92 (author)  ZOOMSTUDIO1012 years ago
Thank you so much, this is so kind of you!! :)
divs1652 years ago
Brilliant and very innovative idea....simply loved it....Great work
lindarose92 (author)  divs1652 years ago
Thank you so much, it means a lot to me :)
realife112 years ago
I love the look, it reminds me a little of a head of lettuce. Cool.
lindarose92 (author)  realife112 years ago
haha I never thought of that before! Thanks! :)
shazni2 years ago
This looks really nice...will try one in pink for my daughter :-) good job!
btw...where are you from? what language? as you explain very well in English! :-)
lindarose92 (author)  shazni2 years ago
Aaw thank you, it means so much to me! I am Italian :D
its too gud..... the way you explained made me to try this out...... good explanation...... your way of recycling the plastic bags was an awesomatic one
lindarose92 (author)  sangee jeevan2 years ago
Thank you so much, this always means a lot to me! I always try very hard to explain things the best I can since English is not my first language :)
you are welcome... and this is like a nightmare for me to believe...
dear you are too good in the way you are explaining...... way to go
lindarose92 (author)  santhosh.sagu2 years ago
Thanks! :)
Corwim2 years ago
how brilliant!!!
lindarose92 (author)  Corwim2 years ago
Thank you!
eyewalk2 years ago
Great idea! Can you post a picture of the inside of the lamp from the bottom? Curious to know how you finished it. For papier mache, you can also use a thick paste of flour and water if you don't have glue laying around - not sure about with latex glue, but with the flour paste you can put it in the microwave with a stack of dry newspaper and it will be dry in 1 minute instead of waiting overnight ;)
lindarose92 (author)  eyewalk2 years ago
Thank you so much! I have just added 2 pictures at the beginning with the view from the bottom...it's not perfectly round but you can hardly notice that in person! Also, you can paint the inside if you want, I started the papier mache using clear recycled paper that I had found so the inside turned out fine...but if you use newspapers it will look better if you paint it. And by the way, the technique you mentioned is great, I didn't know it! I want to try it someday! :)
thank you! what an excellent idea to use cloth instead!
lindarose92 (author)  ppsinstructables2 years ago
Glad you like it! Let me know how it turns out if you make it!! :)
i love your lamp and your tutorial and your efficient lovely use of items that would end up in the landfill in many places! i use cloth bags for grocery shopping so i don't have any of these plastic bags lying around but maybe some of my friends do!
lindarose92 (author)  ppsinstructables2 years ago
Thank you!! Maybe you could also try to make it with old cloth that you don't use anymore :)
mytree2 years ago
This is a great idea. I think you could even make a piggy bank or dolls - just like paper mache- the balloon is the mould.
lindarose92 (author)  mytree2 years ago
Yes, it's a really good idea! You can even add some shapes of cardboard on an already covered balloon and add some more layers of paper mache around everything. This way it's even more detailed! :)
suayres2 years ago
My 7-year-old granddaughter is going to love this in her bedroom--and I'm sure, will LOVE helping her make it! Thanks so much for the tututorial! (Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun, I'm a sucker for them, LOL.)
lindarose92 (author)  suayres2 years ago
lol thank you so much! :D Let me know how yours turns out!
This is super cute. What wattage bulb are you using? I would be afraid it might get too hot. When I saw tutu, I was thinking you might have used tulle which would be cool as well. Great design!
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