How to Make a Lamp!

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Intro: How to Make a Lamp!

A crafty lamp made of wire hangers, canvas, and beads.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

3-4 Wire Hangers
Pliers
Wire Cutter
Gorilla Glue (you can also use a glue gun, super glue etc.)
9 ”x 24”Canvas (or any other strong material)
Scissors
Sewing Kit
Beads
Wire
Ruler
Fire Retardant Spray
Lamp making kit
Light bulb
Vase for the stand (or a bottle)

Step 2: Making the Frame

-  Using the pliers, untwist the wire hangers so that they are straight.

-  Use your ruler and wire cutter to measure and cut two 23” inch pieces of wire

-  Use the pliers to make small loops on the ends of both sticks of wire.

-  Use the pliers to make a circle with each stick. Hook the loops at the ends to close the circle

-  Using your ruler and wire cutters, measure and cut two 10”inch pieces of wire.

-  Make loops on both ends of both sticks with pliers.

-  Hook the loops to the circle pieces of wire you made earlier so that they are all connected.

-  Glue the loops to secure them in place.

-  Using your ruler and wire cutter, measure and cut four 4” inch pieces of wire. Make loops on both
ends of each wire with the pliers.

-  Hook one end of all 4 wires to the bottom circle.

-  Using you ruler and wire cutter, measure and cut 3”inches of wire. Make it into a ring using pliers.

-  Hook the loops of the four wires to the ring. Glue everything to secure them into place.

Step 3: Making the Shade

-  Sew the canvas around the frame.

-  Cut off any excess material.

-  Spray the entire shade with Flame retardant spray.

Step 4: Assembly

-  Use the instructions on the lamp kit to build it.

-  Place the neck through the ring on the lamp shade frame.

-  Use a vase or candle holder as the base and glue the bottom into the lip of the base.



Step 5: Decorating

-  Using your ruler and scissors, cut 24” inches of the annealed wire.

-  Add colorful beads on the wire, and wrap them around the lamp shade. Twist the wire ends to secure
them together.

Plug it in, and you've got yourself a lamp!

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    7 Discussions

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    chloetheswot

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i am loving this from chloe sutton i love all of this recycle stuff its mint you should come an see my house! RECYCLING IS THE ANSWER ;)  COME ON GUYSSS JOIN THEE GROUP :D

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    luvit

    8 years ago on Introduction

    that edison guy was quite a minimalist... you could;ve taught him a thing or two.

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    heymissmurder13

    8 years ago on Step 5

    so cool! im gonna try to make a triangle shaped one, though :)

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    hishealer

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I have a lamp already, very simple black stick thing.  I think I'll make a total beaded shade instead of the canvas though; I have a lot of handmade glass beads that would look great!  Thanks for the great ideas, the best ones are the ones you can make your own!

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    hishealer

    8 years ago on Step 2

    Great pics!  They tell it better than words can.

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    karossii

    8 years ago on Introduction

    nice instructable, but all you really cover is how to make a lamp shade, not a lamp itself. The shade could go on just about any existing lamp, so why bother with a kit at all... if you're not describing how to build the lamp?

    Personally, I have made several lamps from scratch, without kits; the supplies you need (power cords, plugs, light sockets, metal or pvc pipe, pipe fittings, various types of switches) are all available at most home improvement stores (Ace, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.). There is no need for a kit...