This gorgeous floor lamp that decorates my apartment for about 2 weeks now, was made with the most easy to find materials and costs almost nothing, as the majority of those materials already exists at most houses! I must admit that the stability of the lamp is not as high as i expected but i didn´t actually mind as it fits perfectly at the corner of my hallway.
Let´s see the step by step the procedure!
1. 100gr dark brown acrylic yarn
2. white baking paper (or rice paper)
3. A4 recycled paper
4. thin wood stick (or something to roll the A4 paper)
5. white glue
6. a metre
7. paper tape
9. beige cotton yarn (optionally)
10. a kit lamp (i used a kit lamp from an old bedside lamp)
With the procedure that is shown below make rolled paper tubes, using the white glue,the thin wood stick and the A4 paper. Make a lot of them.
Bring the tubes together and insert one into the other like is shown below. The lamp is 1,60m high, so keep doing it as long as you have a tube of more than 1.60m length. We need an amount of 12 tubes.
Cut all the tubes to the 1.60m and with the paper tape join 3 tubes together and repeat 3 more times. As a result we will have 4 tubes of 3 joined paper tubes each other. I know it sounds a little confusing but take a look at the next photo and you´ll see what i mean.
We need 4 like this of 1.60m length.
Now we must ´´dress up´´ the 4 tubes from one edge to the other with he dark brown acrylic yarn.
It´s a boring procedure but at the end you will have the four columns of our lamp ready!
With the same procedure of STEP 1 now we will make a tube of 1.25m length. ´´Dress´´ the tube with the brown acrylic yarn like STEP 3 but don´t finish the two adges as it is shown below because we want first to make it look like a square of 30cm at each side.
Let´s make the square! We measure 30cm and we break the tube we created at STEP 4 like number 1 at the photo below. We repeat it at 60cm, 90cm and 120cm just like number 2, 3 and 4.
Follow the instructions below………and as you see at the end we will have a perfect square!
You think we´re done? NOOOOOPE! Repeat STEP 4 and 5 six more times, because we need an amount of 7 perfect squares as you can see at this photo!
It´s time to make the sceleton of the lamp. Tie the 7 squares and the 4 columns the way you see at the first photo and the measurements of the second one.
Now that we have the sceleton it´s time to glue the baking paper at each side and square seperetly. I used white glue but i definitely recomend to use hot glue, cause it makes the hole procedure much more easy and waaaaay more quick!!!!!! Just be careful with he hot glue. It trully hurts bad!
With a little bit patience you will see this big craft coming to an end.
This step is optional as you can glue all the lamp to the top with the baking paper. BUT i wanted to make one more step foreward, so i decorated the top of the lamp with beige cotton yarn!
Put the kit lamp under the finished project, light it up and take a step back admiring it!!!!!!!