Intro: Miniature Dollhouse Lamps
Add flair to your doll's living room with these easy to make and adorable lamps. (these do not light up)
Step 1: Gather Materials
What you'll need;
· Card stock or scrapbook paper
· 18 gauge wire
· Wire cutters, scissors, jewelry pliers (pictured is a 3 in one, love it)
· Beads that will fit 18 gauge
· Mod podge, tacky glue and a small bottle.
Step 2: Make the Lampshade
cut out a wide enough strip for your shade, it's about 4-6 inches long. Wrap your paper around a small bottle, put a little mod podge on the paper then seal the seam with a little more mod podge. Let it set while we move on to the next step.
Step 3: Prep the Wire and Fasteners
as the mod podge sets cut out two pieces of paper for each shade. Cut wire for your lamp, I cut mine long then trimmed the wire as I went along. I decided to make my lamps different in lengths.
Fold the ends of your paper, fit them in the shade snugly to measure.
Step 4: Glue and Poke
Put a drop of tacky glue on the folded inside ends of the paper. Secure the glued parts in the shade. Let the glue set then using your wire poke a hole through the paper.
Fasten the paper on the other end of the shade and repeat the above step.
Tip: if it doesn't go through easily, gently twist the wire, make sure you hold the tab of paper taught.
Step 5: Swirl the Wire
Using the pliers, twist the top part of the wire, this will be at the top of the lamp. Drop the wire through the holes that you poked in the bridges in the shade.
Step 6: String Beads
Tip the shade upside down and string your beads on the wire. Get creative with sizes, shapes and colors.
Step 7: Complete Your Lamp
Twist and push the wire into the cork. I found it easy when I pushed the wire under the shade. Don't worry if the wire shifts, you can adjust the wire back once you're done. Get as much wire in the cork as you can.
Set the lamps in your doll house and admire your work!