How to Make a Chopstick Pendant Lamp Shade
I have no overhead lights in our living and dining area one of the downfalls of a 100 year old house. I have made several hanging lights for other parts of the house and this is one of them!
A bunch of chopsticks!
An old lampshade frame!
A cardboard tape roll and hot glue!
I put 4 sticks together and hot glued them to the cardboard and the bottom of the metal frame. The top part is smaller than the bottom part so I knew there would be gaps on the bottom.
I have a plan to cover that up!
Now to paint then add the hanging light!
I used a metallic gold spray paint! I sprayed the outside and inside too! Zig zag trim in copper will cover the top and bottom! This covered up the glue, cardboard and metal that was showing.
I also used a bulb that doesn't get hot so the glue won't melt! Finished, hanging and put out some much needed light!!
A friend was over yesterday dropping off a generator (will be using that in the aftermath of hurricane Florence) and asked if I got that light at Pier 1 or World Bazaar! What a great compliment!! I told him I made it with chopsticks and now he is collecting chopsticks for me to make a really big shade for a Christmas present!
Like always comments and/or questions are always welcomed! Thanks for looking at my new pendant light! See ya next post!
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- Chopsticks (on hand)
- Lampshade frame (on hand)
- Cardboard tape roll (on hand)
- Copper zig zag trim (on hand)
- Metallic gold spraypaint (on hand)
- Hot glue (on hand)
- Hanging light fixture (Amazon but had for years)
Published September 12th, 2018 11:05 AM
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Jennifer on Jun 06, 2020
Thank you so much Thea! I'm finishing some floor lamps I made with large spools and handmade lampshades. They will each have a unique look/style; industrial, romantic/glam and country cute! I might post them soon or the jewelry I made with a bunch of clothespin springs I had leftover from some other things I made. Waste not want not, right! Oh, I meant to show you the new hanging light I finished yesterday! It replaces the chopstick one that is going in the kitchen with a repaint of white and black! The new one has a calming relaxing glow! I made it with vintage fabric, wood beads, brown cord and burlap trim ! Total upcycle!
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