02 September 2013

Add Atmosphere with these Little Wineglass Lamps

These are very cute little lamps. Made from a simple wine glass and scrapbooking paper, vellum or wrapping paper and a tea light (candle or LED) they add a touch of whimsy or of elegance to your table setting. 
Use them to decorate the table for a casual family dinner or a delightful birthday lunch or even a wedding breakfast.

You will need:
Lampshade template
A4 size scraps of paper
Glue stick
Decorative scissors (optional)
Decorative paper punches (optional)
Blutak, floral putty or a small amount of clean sand

Step 1. To get a copy of the lampshade pattern  click here.

Step 2. Trace the lampshade pattern onto the sheet of scrapbooking paper. Cut the straight ends and the inner curve using plain scissors. Cut the bottom edge with decorative scissors if you want a fancy edge.

Step 3. If you are going to punch a design, use your paper punch about 2.5 cm from the lower edge, spacing the designs evenly around the bottom of the shade.

Step 4. Apply a thin line of glue to one straight end. Lap the other end over the glued end, forming the shade. Press firmly along the edge.

Step 5. Put a dab of Blutak in the bottom of the glass. Sit the tea light on it and light it. Put the lampshade over the wineglass.

If you are worried about using traditional tea lights, use little LED lights. You can get them at craft shops or in the craft department of $2 shops.

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