Introduction: Natural Twig Lamp
This instructable is made of natural twigs from the woods and with the stuffs I had at home.A very useful lamp for the long nights in the cold weather.It is hiding in one of my plants in the living room,giving a good glow of light in the darkness.
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Step 1: Gathering Twigs
Thanks to my neighbor who helped me to cut some twigs in the woods.It doesn't matter what type of twigs you choose. It need not be in exact size too..There were thick and thin twigs. Now that it is wet and cold,it was difficult to find very dried twigs.Some of them were half dried. We spent around an hour looking for it and managed to cut what we wanted.
Step 2: Requirements
An empty glass bottle or a vase
Orange tissue paper
A pair of working gloves (Not included in the picture)
Step 3: Cut Twigs
Back at home the very same day I started with my project.
Initially I had an idea of making a big lamp,so that I can insert a big candle. Now the days are too cold and gets dark early.We need more light and warmness in the living room,specially when we get back home after a long hours of work.
Unfortunately I did not have the strength to cut these half dried twigs so I decided to make a small lamp with a small bottle.
I did not use the vase or the bottle showed in the requirement picture.Instead I choosed another small empty bottle.
I measured the size of the bottle and cut the twigs to the length of 7 inches long.
Step 4: Paste
Then I used the glue gun and pasted 10 twigs in a straight row.This was the first time I used a glue gun,it was easy and the twigs got pasted immediately.
Step 5: All in a Row
Here you see 10 twigs glued together in a row. To be on the safe side I tied them up together with a wire, because if I decide to hang the lamp in the living room with a lit candle,I can be sure that it is steady and safe.
Now I glued the 5 inches height twigs upwards on three sides. There is no specific set rule in pasting,so long all the twigs are in one height.There are four pictures from which you can understand well.
Step 7: Paste in All Direction
Now with 6 twigs of 8 inches in length I glued on top to make it look like a small house with out a roof. There after I cut small twig pieces in different sizes and pasted on all three sides of this little house .I enjoyed pasting with the glue gun as this was the first time I did.There is no set rule here too,I went wild pasting as how I wanted.
Due to the glue spilling in between the twigs from all sides it was like a spider spinning its web .See pictures 12 and 13.
Once it was completed I tied the wire on the two corners so that I could hang it. It is quiet heavy and stable too.
Step 8: Halloween Theme Colors
Now that it is time for Halloween I decided on orange and black colors for my bottle.I mesured the bottle and cut out a piece of orange tissue paper leaving space for pasting. Then I cut out a black strip of paper pasted on to one edge of the orange paper.Now I folded in to four and cut out V shape all around the black paper to give a high light..Then it was pasted around the bottle.
Last was the eyes nose and mouth in black paper that I cut and pasted on to two sides of the bottle.
Step 9: Gallery of Final Product
Now a candle lit inside, this beautiful lamp takes turn to sit in different places in my living room .I feel the atmosphere of Halloween and keeps me warm and lights up the room..I am in the process of making a couple of more in different sizes so. That I do not need to use the heaters and lights on.This will make it glow in my rooms.
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