Picture of (rose) snowball
cheap and (moderately) easy,beautiful and (extremely) romantic.
a rose,a symbol of your everlasting love,
the perfect present for the upcoming valentines day.

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Step 1: Materials & tools needed

Picture of materials & tools needed
Materials needed :

1)a newspaper
3)a paper clip
5)3-4 small beautiful stones
6)modeling grass (i used oregano)
7)modeling clay(my clay painted the water red so be carefull about this)
8)a lamp

Tools needed:

1)glass cutter(diamond)
2)a syringe

thats all.

Step 2: The insides of the lamp.

Picture of the insides of the lamp.
time required: ~45 minutes
materials       : modelling clay, paper clip, silicone, modelling grass(or oregano), some thin green paper.

-first straighten the paper clip
-cut the green paper in strips 1 cm wide 5 cm long
-roll the paper strips on the straight paper clip
-take it off,apply plain paper glue to the paper clip then roll the green paper strip and let to dry
-using the modelling clay make a rose on the one end of the paper clip.(this rose is made from many small petals but an other one i made from one long strip of clay is better in my oppinion)
-pour some silicone on a sheet of celophane, sprincle some oregano on top then pour some more silicone to cover/trap the oregano inbetween.the upper side will come in contact with water so we must avoid oregano getting in the water.try to cover it without using too much silicone because it wont be transparent.

the result should be something like the photographs below.

Step 3: Preping the lamp

Picture of preping the lamp
you'll have to break open the lamp in a controlled way.
i tried two ways
1) to just brake the bottom.but i had a 66% success rate out of 3 lamps.
2)to use this trick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFXngPx3w3M

then clean the inside.
mpurr3 years ago
absolutely elegant!waiting to see more of your work!
ChrysN3 years ago
Cool! Looks great.
rasidanks (author)  ChrysN3 years ago