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Do It Yourself - - Features - PROJECTS WADE SCHERRER PHO­TOGRAPHS JA­SON DON­NELLY WORDS DE­BRA STEILEN STYLING TARI COLBY

These projects will leave you ask­ing, “Is that re­ally made from card­board?”

Don’t throw it away! Up­cy­cle this hum­ble ma­te­rial into sur­pris­ingly so­phis­ti­cated

home decor and ac­ces­sories.

PEN­DANT LAMP­SHADE MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Sin­gle-face cor­ru­gated card­board (See “Card­board

101,” page 43.)

• Util­ity knife

• Straight­edge

• Cut­ting board

• 8-inch-di­am­e­ter wire ring with lamp­shade frame

(We re­moved the fab­ric from a shade.)

• 2 sal­vaged wire lamp­shade rings: 8-inch-di­am­e­ter,

17-inch-di­am­e­ter

• Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

• Elec­tri­cal cord swag kit (Ours is from World Mar­ket.) Step 1 With the card­board’s ridged side fac­ing the cut­ting board, use a util­ity knife and straight­edge to cut 1×12-inch strips. You will need 42. Change blades if needed to main­tain a clean, sharp edge.

Step 2 Set the 8-inch-di­am­e­ter ring with lamp­shade frame on a work sur­face. For the first strip: With its ridged side down, bend the end of the strip over the wire ring. Hot-glue it into place with­out get­ting glue on the ring so the strip can move freely. Re­peat with 20 more strips (A).

Step 3 Re­peat the process to at­tach 21 card­board strips—ridged sides down—to the other 8-inch­di­am­e­ter wire ring (B).

Step 4 Cen­ter the 17-inch ring on top of the 8-inch ring with its strips (ridged sides down) ra­di­at­ing out and ly­ing flat. For all 21 strips: Bend and glue the end of each strip to the 17-inch ring (C), mak­ing sure the strips can move freely.

Step 5 Flip the con­nected rings over so the ridged sides face up. Set con­nected rings over the top of the lamp­shade frame (D).

Step 6 Glue the ends of the ra­di­at­ing strips into place on the 17-inch ring, al­ter­nat­ing them be­tween the ex­ist­ing at­tached strips. Make sure all strips can still move freely.

Step 7 Flip the com­pleted lamp­shade over. Hang the swag cord from the ceil­ing, at­tach the card­board shade, add a bulb, and plug the cord into an out­let to il­lu­mi­nate your space.

PACK­AGED PEN­DANT Add in­dus­trial in­spi­ra­tion to your din­ing room with a lamp­shade made from cor­ru­gated card­board, sal­vaged wire rings, and an elec­tri­cal cord swag kit, op­po­site and above.ACBDAL­TER­NAT­ING UP­PER AND LOWER CARD­BOARD STRIPS ON THE MID­DLE RING UNITES THE TWO HALVES WHILE LEAV­ING GAPS THAT LET LIGHT SHINETHROUGH.

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