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How to make a doily lamp



If you have a bunch of old doilies lying around and don't know what to do with them, you can try making a light bulb! Use a balloon to support the loops as you paste them to make either a hanging lamp in a globe or an open hanging chimney. Then add a light bulb and a light outlet that is connected to a power cord to provide a light source and voila. Your earth bulb is ready to put on and add a modern chic touch to any room!

[ Edit ] Step

[ Edit ] Forming Lampshade

  1. Blow up a balloon to the size you want the lampshade to be. Blow up a regular balloon to as big or small as you want. It's up to you how big you make the lampshade. [1]
      Make a Doily Lamp Step 1.jpg
    • You can either make a full spherical lamp shade by covering the entire balloon or make a partial shade with an opening by covering part of it. Think about what design you want when deciding how big to blow up the balloon.
  2. Cover the balloon with a thin layer of petroleum jelly. This helps prevent the earth from sticking to the balloon when you jump it down. Make sure to cover all sides evenly with petroleum jelly. [2]
    • If your balloon rolls around the work surface too much, you can put it in a bowl to keep it steady.
  3. Mix white school glue, flour and water in a bowl. Pour 4 ml white school glue into a bowl. Dump in 1 tablespoon (8 g) of white flour and water, mix it thoroughly with a spoon. [3]
    • It is important to measure to get the conditions right so that your doily shadow is strong and retains its shape as everything dries
  4. Place a dead center in the top of the balloon. Choose which fabric you want to place at the top. Center it and smooth it as best you can with your hands. [4]
      Make a Doily Lamp Step 4.jpg
    • Remember that most of the balloon will be the bottom of the lamp if you are going to create a full spherical shade and it will be the top of the lamp screen if you are going to create an open shade.
  5. Paint a layer of the glue mixture on top of the dojan with a brush. Start from the middle and work your way out to the edge of the doily. Apply a uniform coat over the entire mandrel. [5]
    • Try to use a brush that gives you good coverage of the doil, like a paintbrush.
  6. Place another doily on one side of the balloon so that it overlaps with the first bit. Choose a second doily for the side of the shade. Position it so that it overlaps with an edge of the first valley just enough that there are no gaps and hold it in place. [6]
      Make a Doily Lamp Step 6.jpg
    • It works best if you use smaller animals for the sides
  7. Apply another layer of the glue mixture over the other valley. Use your paintbrush to paint the entire board with an even layer of the glue mixture. Keep holding it in place until you are done covering it. [7]
    • You can tilt the balloon slightly so that the cloth on the side is closer to the top if the angle is difficult to paint.
  8. Continue pasting the doilies around the balloon until it is covered. Add doilies to the sides of the balloon one at a time and overlap them with the surrounding doilies. Coat them with the adhesive mixture with your brush to keep them in place. [8]
    • Remember that you can either cover the entire balloon to create a ground lamp or just cover the top half to create an open lamp shade.
  9. Let the doilies dry around the balloon overnight. Set the balloon covered by doilies somewhere where it does not roll around, for example in a bowl. Let it sit at least overnight or until the doors feel completely dry and stiff when touched. [9]
      Make a Doily Lamp Step 9.jpg
    • Depending on the exact conditions in which you do this project, it may take longer than a day to dry.

[ Edit ] Remove the balloon and add a light bulb

  1. Pop the balloon with a pin or needle. Puck the balloon with a pin or needle to pop it up and release the lamp shade. The balloon will remain in the lamp screen if you created a world-style lantern. [10]
    • If you created an open style lampshade, you can just try to lift it from the balloon. If it is stuck to the balloon, pop the balloon so they differ.
  2. Pull out the balloon from the inside of the lampshade. Pull out the balloon through the hole where the balloon's mouth was tied in a knot or through a hole in one of the doilies if possible. Discard the balloon. [11]
    • If you can't get the balloon out right now you will be able to pull it out through the hole you make for the bulb in minutes.
  3. Screw an LED light into a light outlet connected to the power cord. Choose an LED bulb that you think will look good in the ground lamp and produce the kind of light you want. Screw it into a light socket that has a power cord plugged in or that you can plug an extension cord into. [12]
    • Consider the entire appearance of the lamp when selecting the bulb and socket. For example, if you want to create soft, quiet lighting, you can use a white socket and cord with a light bulb that gives a warm yellow or white light.
    • LED bulbs are the best choice because they do not get as hot as regular bulbs.
  4. Use scissors to cut a hole in the lamp shade slightly smaller than the light outlet. Widen the hole where the balloon mouth was tied so that it is only slightly smaller than the light outlet if you created a spherical shade. Cut a hole in the top of the shade if you created a half or partial lamp shade. [13]
    • It is important to make the hole smaller than the light socket so that the socket will support the lamp shade.
    • Note that even if the hole is smaller than the bulb, you will be able to push through it, as the loops will be slightly tight around the hole you cut.
  5. Gently push the light outlet and light bulb through the hole. Gently push the bulb and socket inside the lamp shade through the hole you cut. Cut the hole slightly larger if you can't get the bulb through so you don't have to force it too hard. [14]
    • If you have made a partial shadow, you can only thread the power cord and light outlet through the hole from under rather than pushing everything through the hole.
  6. Hang the lamp from the ceiling with a metal hook. Screw a metal hook into the ceiling and hang the power cord in it to hang the lamp shade in the ceiling. You can also attach a metal or wooden bracket to the wall and hang the lamp from it if you want to place it closer to a wall. [15]
      Make a Doily Lamp Step 15.jpg
    • You can camouflage the power cord by wrapping rope or yarn around it if you don't like what it looks like on your own.

[ Edit ] Warnings

  • Avoid using a regular light bulb in your dumbbell when it gets very hot. Instead, choose an LED light.

[ Edit ] Things You Need

  • Balloon
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • White school glue
  • Doilies
  • Bowl
  • Color brush
  • Spoon [19659036] Measuring spoon
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Needle or pin
  • Scissors
  • Bulb socket with power cord
  • LED bulb [19659048] [ Edit ] References
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