I’m constantly amazed at what people make by using coffee filters and how stunning they are! I just recently posted a fabulous fall wreath that was made with coffee filters.
So, I have been perplexed by all these coffee filter crafts, wreaths, and covered lampshades that have been going around. Who knew that something so beautiful can come out of something so simple as coffee filters….go figure. First off, who thinks of coffee filters as a craft necessity? Its amazing these creative minds that are out there.
I was in need a better lamp for my tiny desk. The one that was currently on it didn’t match the style of the room at all. So, I went to Ikea to get something…or search for inspiration. Not all things at Ikea are cheap… $30 for a lamp shade? Really?
In order to free up some space on my desk, I decided I should use a hanging light. So I picked up one of those light bulb sockets connected to a long long cord. Then I saw the section of the hanging light shades. They had a paper one that looks like a floating pillow! I brought it home with me. It was awesome and very different. I thought it was exactly what I was looking for! Although, when I got home, I noticed this one on Pinterest and was so excited that I found this tutorial, showing me exactly how to make one. Now I’ve got a real show stopper hanging over my desk!
As you can see, it didn’t matter where I started or ended or what direction I went, the lines blend into each other. So I would say, just start wherever in whatever crazy design you want, you can’t go wrong. I seriously almost stopped this project because I thought it was going to turn out retched. But in the end, it turned out beautiful!
Watch how Thatgirlcathy does this in her step by step tutorial and get busy making this fabulous light!