Hi there Electric Trends readers!
My name is Mette Jakobsen a Danish avid crafter from Denmark. I blog about how you can do modern and easy DIY’s for both yourself and your home on my blog monsterscircus.
I’m so thrilled to show you how to make a trendy and modern hanging lamp shade with only one material here on Electric Trends today.
I am so excited to be doing a guest post on Electric Trends today. I have been reading Gudy’s blog for a while now, and can openly admit that I am obsessed with it. It’s such an inspirational place and I love Gudy’s approach to trends and new vibes.
One of the tendency next year will be these fine and thin lines and I hope you like the airy and light look of this shade.
So let’s get started.
You’ll need the following:
A socket, cord and switch – pliers – bonsai wire – funnel.
Start from the top of your funnel and tightly wrap til wire around the funnel.
Work your way around until you’ve made a spiral, you could do almost any size.
Cut the wire with your pliers and “thread” your switch and wire through the spiral.
And you’re done.
Note: As you can tell from the name, the bonsai wire is used for wiring bonsai trees, but can also be used for jewelry like bracelets and pendants.
Now you’ve designed and made your own lamp shade. The form is very simple and shapes a light silhouette.
You can buy the bonsai wire in many different colors and as you can see on the next photo, I did another version where I’ve spray painted the wire so it got the ombre effect. So if you’ve got a favourite color at home, it’s easy to create a color flow just by painting the wire in the same color you have throughout your home.
I hope you enjoyed this easy project which can be done within 15 minutes, who doesn’t love decorate and change style with an inexpensive and quick project? You can easily change the appearance of the lamp shades depending which size and width you choose. Or maybe you want to personalize your lamp shade with long fabric strips and make it look more casual.
You can even chose to make a bulk lamp and because of the simple look it’ll still look quite minimalistic.
Good luck with the lamp shade and I hope you’ll be able to come up with some beautiful and outstanding wire designs for your home!
Big thanks to you Gudy, for letting me do this guest post, I had a lot of fun creating the lamp shades.
Have a happy day