Sunday, October 12, 2014

DIY Paper Lampshade: Step-by-step - part 1

DIY Paper Lampshade: Step-by-step Tutorial

DIY paper lampshade, Diwali

I had committed to do a blogpost today in ArtsyCraftsymom's blogs collaboration for Diwali and till today morning I was absolutely clueless what was I going to blog about. And then I saw a picture of handmade paper/lanterns exhibition in newspaper, decided to visit the exhibition and purchase some handmade paper just to try something.

I saw handmade hakoba paper there and decided to make a lampshade out of it. I used two sheets of hakoba paper and one sheet of marble print handmade paper for this lamp. This being my first attempt with lampshade making, it was fraught with errors but still managed to make a shade which stands on its own. While making it I was still unsure whether it will come out as I want but despite mistakes I can say result is not disappointing at all. I made a long shade which is approx. 30 inches tall, you can make a smaller version if you want.

Materials used:
Hakoba Paper: 2 sheetse 
Marble print paper: 1 sheet
Wooden sticks: 4

Here is step-by step procedure for those of you interested:

DIY paper lampshade: Step-by-step

Step 1,2: Papers used
Step 3: Cut strips of marble paper and fold in half vertically. Divide hakoba sheets in two pieces each.
Step 4: Glue hakoba on marble strip's one fold, keep other fold standing
Step 5: Similarly glue all strips and hakoba pieces. Do not glue last join.
Step 6: Since my lampshade is quite tall, I glued wooden strips on to the marble strips for strength. If you are making a smaller lamp, you can use cardboard instead of wood.
Step 7: Glue last join also to make a rectangle.
Step 8: Now glue horizonal strips on top as well as bottom. This will help to keep it straight as hakoba paper is a thin paper.
Step 9: A candle lit inside my unfinished lampshade.

Mistakes done: I attached horizontal strips in the end which made them slightly rounded. My advise to those of you trying to make it is please glue horozonal strips before joining vertical strips to hakoba pieces.

I still need to work on it and will be posting it in next post. Till then take care.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Giveaway Help


I am thankful to all my visitors who regularly visit my blog and encourage me with their nice words. As a thank you gesture, I have planned a giveaway for my visitors. I have planned how to do it but one thing which is yet to be decided is what to give away...and who is better than you to take help in figuring it out.

I would like to know which product from craftisland you think would be a good giveaway gift. It would not take much of your time, its just a few clicks, a comment and done. So, hop on to my facebook page and leave a comment on the respective product. It can be more than one product also and may be you don't like even one:-) let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Handpainted chopra/roli-chawal stand

I had purchased few particle board shapes and a conch shaped chopra, on my last craft supply shopping spree, without really giving it a thought what I actually wanted to do with them (I know sometimes we crafters really gets greedy hoarding stuff).

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My new Venture

So finally It has started :-). After much deliberations, lots of hiccups and many days later; I've started my shop on See here.

I chose this lovely pair of red earrings handmade with tatting as my first product.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Papermache fun

During summer holidays I decided to engage kids in some craft work. Thought of making a name board for house as we did not have one and settled on papermache work. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

More Handmade Rakhis

Made more rakhis with crochet (view earlier ones here). First one is having four layers of crocheted flowers and has a crochet string. Another string is woven into crocheted line.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Handmade Rakhis

Raksha Bandhan is falling in August this year. Every year I plan for sending handmade rakhis but could never do it except for few rakhis which I made 2-3 years back (and yes, I did not post them here). This year I wanted to do it and started well in advance.