What to do on a long winter evening? You can lie on the couch with a remote control and seeds or popcorn, watch interesting films on TV. You can chat with friends and just good friends on the Internet, or read interesting and informative articles there, or you can spend this free time to the benefit of yourself and your children, if you introduce them to this lesson. What is its essence? It’s not a secret for anyone that a hand-made thing looks and is valued somehow differently. An interesting addition to the design of your apartment can serve as a beautiful do-it-yourself thread lampshade. An original, modern and unique in its essence lampshade will make your home even more comfortable and original. Threads for work, you can choose any color, depending on the color scheme of the entire room and taste. Most of all, such a lampshade is suitable for a hallway.
For work, we need:
- Threads (in this case, white and red)
- Big gypsy needle
- Balloon (round)
- Plastic cup
- Chuck wire
- PVA glue
First you need to properly prepare the plastic cup. To do this, the side walls of the glass are pierced with a needle and thread, and a thread is passed through it.
Then PVA glue is poured into the glass. When pulling the thread through the glass, it will be impregnated with glue.
Now inflate the balloon to the desired size. A circle should be drawn around the top of the ball with a marker - these are the boundaries of the future hole for attaching the lampshade to the cartridge.
We begin to wrap the ball with thread, gradually passing it through a glass with glue. Here you need to ensure that the thread does not go beyond the boundaries of the circle drawn on the ball.
In the same way we do with a thread of a different color (in this case, red). We choose the number of turns ourselves, at our discretion. However, it should be noted that the more turns of the thread, the worse the lampshade will transmit light from the bulb and it will be dark in the room.
After we have finished wrapping the ball with thread, it must be suspended and the glue allowed to dry completely. After drying, we untie the ball and slowly release air, making sure that the resulting frame does not deform and does not bend inward, because threads can stick to the ball. After releasing all the air, we get the ball out of the hole for the cartridge.
Now it remains only to attach the lampshade to the cartridge with a wire and hang the resulting structure on the ceiling.
Threads for lampshade can be taken in different colors. The more flowers there are in it, the more fun it will be. For greater rigor, you can use one of their colors, which is most suitable for your hallway. PVA glue for this is better to buy in a hardware store, it is stronger and more reliable than ordinary stationery. It is not necessary to buy a new cartridge with a wire. You can use it from an old lamp, in which the ceiling was broken, for example. The work will be easier to do together, especially when winding the thread on the ball.