Sunday, 21 April 2013

PAPER PLATE HOLDER LAMPSHADE

I bought these in Gansbaai last weekend for 50c each. So... some of us have a few of these at home and eating from them kind of creeps me out. I prefer the plastic, more hygienic kind. I felt like I needed to come up with a better use for these guys, and here is what I created:



Firstly I decided to spray paint the one side white, just to disguise them slightly.



















I then used cable ties to connect the paper plate holders. Each paper plate holder is tied to 5 other holders.















I used 12 holders in total, but you could use more it you wanted it to be much larger.
I then just hung the ball of holders from a existing lighting point in the room and voila...





















I took about 30 minutes to make excluding the time it took for the paint to dry. And only cost me a few cable ties and some spray paint (optional).

8 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I'd love it if you'd join my international crafty linky party, Craft Schooling Sunday with this and more....always on the lookout for potential new contributors. all the best!

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    1. Thanks Ale!

      Of coarse I will be part of the Craft Schooling Sunday, always happy to share my ideas.

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  2. Alet ... I'd love to feature this project! Please email me so I can get permission to use images etc :)

    refabdiaries@gmail.com

    Candice

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    1. The feature is live!

      http://www.refabdiaries.com/2013/05/upcycle-wicker-baskets-zip-ties-new.html

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  4. Hi Alet,

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of lampshade crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/lampshade-upcycle/

    Have a great day!

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  5. What a creative idea! Thanks for sharing your awesome project!

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