It’s done! My venture into using coffee filters to glam up a round paper lamp shade is finally completed and it looks GORGEOUS! Even hubby agrees that the coffee filter pendant lamp looks much more sophisticated than it sounds. Ready to see the simple process? Check out the (3) items I used to make this gorgeous coffee filter pendant lamp and the (3) simple steps to it’s creation . . . .
3 SUPPLIES NEEDED
- 20″ paper shade with light cord (about $5.99)
- coffee filters (about $7 for a pack of 700)
- glue gun (about $15 with glue sticks)
Actually, there is a 4th ‘item’ needed, the ‘item’ is called internal patience! Bec, as gorgeous as this coffee filter pendant lamp is it is TIME CONSUMING to make. So, y’all will need a lot of patience to make it.
- fold coffee filter in half
- pinch bottom of filter
- glue bottom tip of filter
- press glued tip onto the entire shade one by one until shade is completed covered with the pretty ruffles of the coffee filter!
FOLD, PINCH, GLUE, PRESS!
I hot glued each filter one by one onto the 20″ paper shade. Here are some photos I took along the way.
Thus far looking like a tutu on a shade (haha) . . .
By the way, this hot glue turned out to be my nemesis, not only did I end up scorching my hands like a million times. Ok, only a few times, BUT it hurt sooo much … ouuuchhiiiie. I even had a few outer body experiences visualizing me STOMPING on the paper shade.
Wow, it does look like a heart! Awww, how sweet it looks. I then totally forgot about the pain it had caused me, and saw the creative beauty (??) that surfaced. Ok, I was then supercharged to finish the project. I decided to start an assembly fine = fold first a bunch at a time then hot glue. I folded the filters and folded and folded and … you guessed it .. folded. I had filters EVERYWHERE.
My mom came to my rescue (yes, I complained to my mommy too!), she has a smaller hot-glue gun that didn’t gush hot glue as my massive one did. I also learned that my glue gun reaches 375 degree Fahrenheit (no wonder!!!!!). Bye bye meanie hot-glue. Helloooo new BFF . . . . . easy breezy gluing . . . .
Here’s a closer look .. it’s so FLUUUFFY
I haven’t decided where to hang it, maybe in our dining room. What do you think? Here’s the beautiful glow when the light is switched on … isn’t it pretty? . . .