Wicker lampshade from newspaper tubes

Wicker lampshade from newspaper tubes

Wicker lampshade from newspaper tubes

This photo stepping class we will contact you gossip shade of newspaper tubes.

You can adapt it to the lamps, and even hang a chandelier on the ceiling instead. Color and shape, of course, also on your taste.


Start with netting is the same three-color ribbon, which I wove for the box (“Weaving boxes newspaper tubes”). The only other colors. We form a ring from the ribbon and carefully glue the ends. The diameter of the ring should be such that it is easy to put on the neck of the five-liter plastic bottles.


As you remember, this ribbon looks the same on both sides. And on the outside, and the inside surface of the ring passes axial dashed line (in my case – white).

Under white “stitches” inner dash prosunem white tubes and peregnёm them in half – so that the median fold they just clung to the stitches. This is the future of our rack frame.


Now put on a ring together with protruding studs down on the neck of the bottle. Tat will be in this form (preferably, of course, that the bottle has a circular cross-section – at least to the “coat hanger”).


Pletёm rope: the first two series, I covered the two pillar, then one by one.


Propletya so some distance (I have it in the amount of 12 series), I doubled the number of racks by adding to each one more, that is, gluing them in the same hole.


When the slope of the bottles (to the “coat hanger”) was over, I built a cardboard cone that shape as it was a continuation of the same surface, put it on the bottle and continued to spin on it.


Edge covered by a simple dressing the same rack. The ends neatly cropped.


The resulting dome – it is only the foundation frame. Now we’ll decorate it. Over white dome stick the gray-green braided belt. Tat them to be so.

Take five tubes, three green and two gray (of course, you are to be different), and lay them parallel to each other, alternating colors. In order that they do not slithered ends I fastening masking tape (however, tape may be used). And for more reliability and stationery clip.

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Pushes more gray tube between the gray and green so that it lies horizontally across the rest – green on top and gray underneath.

The end of the newsprint rolls embrace extreme green, we pass under the gray, then the average over the green – and takes them back under the entire strip.


Now sticks – also horizontally – even one extra tube, this time green. It is positioned so that it remains just behind the central green tube, and all others, including the newly formed gray crossing – before her. We promote it up this chiasm, and our design takes on the form:


Now bend the ends of the new green tube back to front so that they lay parallel to the end of the previous (gray). However, unlike the previous one, covering the edges with two tubes – each side of the green and gray – and they are crossed by a central green.


Again gray ends doing the same as last time: spend them on top of the extreme green, a gray, intersecting over the central green – and leads back under the entire structure. Then again turn green all … Etc.


Make sure to weave the tube does not contract the entire strip and change the angle. As the need to increase the tube. The fact that the design expands slightly downward – is inevitable: we’re in the beginning laid the longitudinal tubes close to each other, and cross intertwining tubes of slightly pushing.

But this does not prevent us – on the contrary: it is even the way, as the strip will disperse to the sides.

Pletёm desired number of strips.


How do I know how many are needed? It’s simple: they should be as how many times the circumference of the ring, with which we began weaving, wider than a single strip. In other words, all the strips should meet in a circle so that their edges touch.

I, for example, the circumference of the ring was found to be 27 cm and the width of the strip at the base – about 3 cm. Accordingly, it took me 9 weave strips.

Cut off the end of the strip – or rather its beginning – with adhesive tape on the edge of the first transverse inserted (gray) tubes.


Protruding ends well greased with glue and glued to the dome – so that the cut edge adjoined to the ring. (Here I used instant super glue.)


And so all nine strips. The line sections and, accordingly, we gluing later zadrapiruem.


Now – it is yours, you can stick each strip close to the dome, throughout its length, and can be fixed only edge to it freely hung over the surface of the dome. I just stuck the edges.

Cut off the strip, leaving a small margin length: so that they are approximately 1 cm extends beyond the edge.


Along the edge of the circle pasting green catfish.


A protruding ends of the strips to buckle inward, grease and glue too close catfish, this time the gray, placing it in a horizontal plane.


Then I wove three “accordion”: green, gray and longest – gray-green.


Harmonica I concealer joints: gray and green line closed connection ring, the dome and the upper edges of the strips, and the gray-green lay along the bottom edge – on the line of contact of catfish.


Shade is almost ready.


It remains to decide how to arrange.

You can, for example:


And you can figure out how to build out our wicker lampshade ceiling.

This can be done in various ways. I show one of them.

First of all pletёm one more detail: the hollow tube for a cord.

Cut two cardboard disk with a hole inside. The diameter of the disc should be slightly larger than the diameter of our original rings, with which we started weaving. The diameter of the inner hole in the disk should be such that it can move freely around the wire.

One of the disks was fulfilled by the small circle of the hole.

The thickness and density of our pipes will depend on the number of holes, and on how far from the center, we shall do them.

I made 5 holes.


And I put them in 6 tubes by gluing the ends of the tubes to the disk.

Here’s how:

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Close the ends, pasted on top of the second disc – no holes.

As you can see in one of the holes is inserted just two paper rolls.


And pletёm spiral fashion to the desired height.


As a basis (to maintain a constant diameter of the tube), I used a flexible metal hose from the shower.


It remains to formalize the end of the tube, which will be converted to the ceiling.

This can also be done differently. For example, since.

First of all, we are building a ring on a “snail”, winding tube on a cylindrical object (I have it on the cover of glue-pencil) and carefully gluing each layer to the previous.


In addition, another newspaper tube glue lengthwise in half (for strength) and bend it in the form of an arc. Threaded shackle in the ring and glue its ends outside our white tube.


On top of all these pulls and carefully sizing even two or three, “snail” (available in different colors), and at the same time to hide poprochnee prifiksirovat tips of the bow to the tube.


For the ring you can hang a lampshade to the ceiling hook.


This design turns Split: the diameter of the suspended rings smaller than the hole in the dome, so we can insert the tube into the dome – so that the cardboard disk (the beginning of the tube) remains inside and served as a focus – and, if desired, can freely remove it.


The chain of these rings, if desired, can be renewed (and the power cord to pass through the ring). You can even make suspension of the chain rings – without the tube.

Finally – a few recommendations for the case if you decide to do a hanging wicker lampshade.

Firstly, the paper – the material is quite heavy, and even more so – if it is covered with paint and varnish. Therefore, all the suspension parts must be multi-layered and very firmly glued, or design simply will not sustain the weight of the lampshade.

Secondly, such paper lampshades – unless, of course, they serve it shades rather than decorative details of the interior – suitable only for energy-saving lamps, which when heated and then slightly. Conventional light bulbs do not work: they destroy the paper, “vyzharivayut” desiccate it, make it brittle, as the paint fade and become dull. But that’s not the point. The key is that it is also flammable.

Courtesy: pykodelki.ru

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