DIY Straws lampshade

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You’ll need 

  • thread (embroidery thread style),
  • beads, straws,
  • a pair of scissors. 
  • Possibly spray paint.

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To start this project you will need to cut the straw in half. For the first part I took 36 pieces of straws. And each was 5′ long.

Now pass two pieces of thread in the straw. Make a triangle with three straw like shown above and then tie a knot at the top of  each triangle.

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Do the same thing until you have 6 lozenges.  

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Now cut a large piece of thread and then pull it through each of the straws in the center of the lozenge. add a bead between each diamond.

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Attach, with knots, a straw to the tip of each lozenge. 

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Now tie the ends together,just attach “a” with “a” and “b” with “b” (like in the photo). 

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You must finish the top of the lampshadeBetween each tip of lozenge you will attach a straw of 3′ long (6 pieces in total). 

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You must complete the structure, included bits of straw as demonstrated in the picture. I have no estimations to give, on the grounds that I’ve sliced it to fit the structure. The light will slip between the two straws highlighted in yellow.

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TIP: To pass strings through straws, I utilized a bit of straw, cut lengthwise with a little space to slide the string in it.

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I painted the straw and then I used a cardboard box in order to not disassemble the lamp.

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And voila! I also love the shadow it makes! 




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