Introduction: Decoupage Lamp
Decoupage lamp was made of wire and wood glue and paper napkins in different colors .
You need a 1 mm wire, easy to curve and make shapes and wrapping with round nose pliers.Paper napkins you have in the house or you collect them on some parties or celebrations, one or two , because you do not need to buy 20 packages of napkins just for this project :)
Please follow the steps down below :)
Step 1: Wire for the Base
Wire for the base of the lamp . You will make 3 basic construction and 45 small colorful hangers . 15 for each raw.
Step 2: Basic Ring
You make 3 of this rings by wrapping a wire around some circle object like a big jar or a cooking pot. Dimensions are about 30 cm / 12 inches in diameter.
Step 3: Make a Small Parts, Hangers
Wrap a wire like in the pictures , and make a shape like this final picture. You will need 3 times 15 pieces of this wired shapes . Use the tool like in the picture or similar . This wire is easy for work and cutting.
Step 4: Basic Construction
Basic construction should look like this. You place one of your basic rings on the top of some helping object , you find in your house to hold your construction. I had this wired stand for the vase and I used it . You can use plastic flower pot ,big glass jar , even a ball to hold your basic construction during the first steps. When you are using a ball , you adjust rings to the ball shape and make a different sizes rings.
Step 5: Paper Napkins
You will need a various color paper napkins , all you can find :)
Step 6: Wood Glue
Glue for wood is needed for decoupage technique . Pour a small amount of water in the plastic container and then add some wood glue and mix well . ( 1/2 of a coffee cup of water and two spoons of glue)
Step 7: Decoupage
You will glue and wrap the paper napkin around the wire like this .
Step 8: Decoupage
Wrapping a napkin around the wire ,like this . You wet every piece of napkin with glue every layer carefully . If you make a hole, or tear up , do not worry, just ad some piece of napkin above and glue again . Or do it again, if you destroy all . Decoupage is fun because you can not make a mistake you can not correct .
Step 9: Drying
Every piece you made, hang on the rings for drying . It will dry in a few hours .
Step 10: Dried
You made a 45 of this pieces. Then you place them in 3 rows and place colors as you like . Do not place the same color above a piece . Make it equal colorful. Take your time .
Step 11: Start to Hang
Use the top curvature on each small piece to hang it on the basic lowest ring first . You will have a better view to hang the next ring in the middle , and to fill empty space easier. ( I do not know why this pics are upside down .. When I upload them they are right ... ahhh ) but you will see what you need to see :) :) :)
Step 12: Finish :)
When you have arranged the small pieces and you are pleased with color distribution you have a LAMPSHADE you can use to adjust on some old lamp or use a CANDLE . I used a candle placed inside in a small container placed and hanged in the middle of the lampshade like on the first pic . In the dark room you have a much better shadows on the walls , but I could not take that picture in the day light .. and there is just a few days for this contest :)
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Lights Contest 2017
5 years ago
That's a cute lamp shade :) It would add a lot of color to the room.
Reply 5 years ago