lördag 17 december 2011

DIY: Ljusslinga med lampskärmar * Lamp shades on a string


Hos Fabriken pågår just nu en riktig julstuga där tipsen på julpyssel blir fler och fler. Mitt bidrag blir denna ljusslinga gjord med plastmuggar. Mannen tyckte att färgvalen var somriga, men jag vill gärna att slingan håller även efter nyår och därför valde jag pasteller och mycket färger.

Jag var på en utbildning för ett tag sedan. Där fanns det traditionella mineralvattnet med plastmuggar, eller ja, alla andra tog dem för muggar men jag såg direkt att det egentligen var små lampskärmar. I sann återvinningsanda och med risken för att verka lite knäpp, tog jag hand om de flesta använda muggar, tog med dem hem och diskade ur dem. Idag gjorde jag om samtliga till små lampskärmar med hjälp av tyg och lim.

At work the other day I noticed that the plastic cups for mineral water looked like tiny, tiny lamp shades. I brought home a bunch of them and started the transformation using glue and fabric.


Rita av muggen genom att rulla den över ett papper och rita utmed över- och undersida.

To create a template to use when cutting out the fabric to glue on the plastic cup, place it on a sheet of paper and draw along the top and bottom while rolling it across the paper.


Klipp ut tygbitar utifrån mallen. Jag hade 16 muggar och klippte således ut 16 tygbitar.

Cut the fabric using the template you just created. I had 16 cups so I cut out 16 pieces of fabric.


Limma tygbitarna runt muggarna. Jag använde decoupagelim. Skär/klipp sedan ett kors i botten på muggen och trä på muggarna/lampskärmarna på en ljusslinga.

Glue the fabric onto the cup. Cut a cross at the bottom of the cup so you can slip the lampshades onto the lamps. I use a string with ordinary lights and have had them on for hours with out the cups melting. But if you are worried, use LED-lights.


Segla nu in och titta på alla andra fina bidrag på julpyssel hos Fabriken.
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42 kommentarer:

  1. Läckert!

    Påminner mig om en slinga jag såg någonstans som var gjord av muffinsformar, men din har ju skarpare och finare färger!

    SvaraRadera
  2. Den är ju alldeles underbar!

    SvaraRadera
  3. Men vilken bra ide!!! Supersött. Kram Johanna

    SvaraRadera
  4. Hahaha , jätte fina, man kan ju hitta skatter överallt!!!

    SvaraRadera
  5. Underbart Rebecca! Fint att se muggarna i sitt nya sammanhang!/Elisabeth

    SvaraRadera
  6. Men ojojoj vad söta! Vilka härliga färger och mönster du valt. Nu blev jag jättesugen på att göra likadana. Tack för inspirationen!

    SvaraRadera
  7. Inspirerande ljusgirland. Finfint så det förslår!! God Jul önskar Lisbeth
    http://wabisabi-style.blogspot.com/

    SvaraRadera
  8. Men gud så fint! Så sött och färgglatt och alldeles alldeles underbart fint!

    SvaraRadera
  9. Hur fint som helst, vilken bra idé! Superhärliga tyger du valt till skärmarna!

    SvaraRadera
  10. What a great idea. I loved this.

    SvaraRadera
  11. What a great idea!!
    I'm gonna follow you.

    SvaraRadera
  12. Is there a way I can get the instructions in English?

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Hi krizia!
      I hope you can use the google translation bar up in the right corner. I know the translations can be quit goofy sometimes but I think you will understand, or else feel free to ask. If there is a problem with the translator, this blog has posted it with a translation:
      http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2012/01/diy-lampshades-with-clear-throw-away.html
      Good luck!

      Radera
  13. Your pictures were easy to follow, even though I don't read your language! Thanks for sharing.

    SvaraRadera
  14. Great idea! Thank you for such easy to follow pictures. I'm very excited to try this project. It is very beautiful!!!

    SvaraRadera
  15. I love this idea thank you. :)

    SvaraRadera
  16. Hi! I'm from Brazil and I loved your blog! Congrats!
    Come to visit my blog too!
    www.amodecoracao.com
    XOXO

    SvaraRadera
  17. Hi! This is so cute for any time of year! Can you tell me how you attached the cups to the lights? It looks like an "x" out of something?? Thank you!

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Hi there! I cut a cross in the bottom of the plastic cup and then attached it to the lights. Good luck!

      Radera
  18. Very cute!! Does the cup melt when it gets hot at all?

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Hello there and thank you! No, the cup does not melt at all, and I do not even use led-lights. They have been on for hours in my kitchen, but if you are still worried you should use led-lights. Good luck!

      Radera
  19. Hello Rebecca! I have follow your photo instructions and made mine!
    You can check this out, if you want, here: http://wp.me/pF2in-ra
    P.S. I love your blog! :)

    SvaraRadera
  20. Wow....I LOVE these! What an amazingly simple but utterly effective idea....Thank you for sharing! x

    SvaraRadera
  21. just lovely. i will make this next week :P. thank you for the idea

    SvaraRadera
  22. Underbar. Jag älskar den. Vill kopiera den och ha den hängande i mitt hus. Tack för inspirationen! Jag skall testa något liknande inom kort

    SvaraRadera
  23. I just love these fabrics. I've been looking for some red and turquoise. Could you share with me where you found them or who makes them. I would much appreciate any information you can share on these fabrics.....specifically the large piece hanging in the background and the red/white/turqouise one. Thank you.

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Hi there! The fabrics are from the Swedish/Danish web shop Stoff & Stil: http://www.stoffochstil.se/
      The fabrics I used in this tutorial are 2-3 years old but they have lots of other beautiful fabrics in the same style, though I don't know if they ship outside Sweden/Denmark. Good luck!

      Radera
  24. wow this is great...i will do this in my new flat...thank you

    i will follow you ;)

    love Franzi

    SvaraRadera
  25. Hi there!thanks so much for sharing this..its lovely and cant wait to try them out myself! I was just wondering Can I maybe use printed colour paper instead of fabric?
    Thanks!

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. I think that would work just fine.

      Radera
  26. Thank you, great idea !

    SvaraRadera
  27. Excellent and so easy. Good idea.

    SvaraRadera
  28. This is most awesome and my daycare kids would love this in their play area. Thank you for teaching and thank you for the english version.
    Blessings!!

    SvaraRadera
  29. Thankyou so much for this great tutorial. Wonderful idea! I have just finished mine and they look lovely (if I do say so myself). I used thicker plastic cups (plastic spirit glasses) and melted a hole in the top using some steel bar which I heated up at work (though could do it at home with a blowtorch and the end of a bolt or something) sot hey are really sturdy and were easy to cover with the fabric. I put elastic bands on the bulb holders (once the cups were over them) to stop the bulbs from slipping out of the holes. I am going to try these next time with thick papers and use my embossing punch to put 3D butterflies and dragonflies in the paper first. Thanks so much for sharing this blog! Amy xx

    SvaraRadera

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