Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Coffee Filter Lamp

This unfortunately was not an original idea. But I really liked it when I saw it a few places so I decided to make it. I don't remember where I first saw this project, it was over two years ago. Just know that many other people have made it.

I started out with only four items. Coffee filters, hot glue sticks, a hot glue gun, and a paper lantern.
Coffee Filters
Hot glue sticks
Paper Lantern
Hot glue gun
I started at the bottom and worked my way up. I just shoved my finger in the middle of each filter to make a point, put a dab of glue on it, and let it cool. Then I did it over and over and over again.
Making a point in the middle with my index finger
After one session of gluing I only was a fourth finished. I knew this was going to take a long time, but I really had no idea.
Finally, after a few more evenings of gluing, I was finished! I had a beautiful big fluffy snowball of coffee filters to light the corner of my bedroom.
I bought a light kit at Ikea for $5 and hung it based on the instructions. Then I was good to go; Flipped the switch and "let there be light". Woohoo!

1 comment:

  1. Emily, this turned out so nice. I want to make one after seeing how pretty yours came out. You should consider linking this post to some of the blog parties that start every week.


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