Sweetheart Lamp

lamp measures 3” x 10”

lamp measures 3” x 10”

 

This sweetheart lamp project is truly unique. It sets a romantic and unforgettable atmosphere for any occasion. The hearts are one continuous felt place mat wrapped around a frosted stencil blank. What brings this all together is the ingenious battery operated, submersible LED lighting unit. Inexpensive and versatile, the unit comes with a remote so the lamp can be turned on or off from a distance of up to 30 feet. What I like best about this project is the lamp shade is not attached to the lighting base. It just slips over the lighting unit and stands alone. This allows you to use the unit with another theme shade or another type of project. Imagine shades for birthdays, Christmas, or any occasion.  Expect to see more of this lighting on my web pages. I can’t wait for Halloween!

Directions

step 1 - Print out the lamp artwork on copy paper. The artwork is included with the pdfinstructions at the top of this page.

step 1 - Print out the lamp artwork on copy paper. The artwork is included with the pdfinstructions at the top of this page.

step 2 - Cut away margins on the three sides of the page without stars.

step 2 - Cut away margins on the three sides of the page without stars.

step 3 - With scissors or a craft knife, cut the excess margin away from the top of the stars to create a die cut edge against the stencil blank (step 4).

step 3 - With scissors or a craft knife, cut the excess margin away from the top of the stars to create a die cut edge against the stencil blank (step 4).

step - 4 Cut a stencil blank to measure 10" x 6.50". Apply a strip of invisible tape to one 6.50" edge. Overlap that edge .50" with the other and press the tape to secure the two edges and form a cylinder.

step - 4 Cut a stencil blank to measure 10" x 6.50". Apply a strip of invisible tape to one 6.50" edge. Overlap that edge .50" with the other and press the tape to secure the two edges and form a cylinder.

step 5 - Wrap the artwork around the blank cylinder. Attach the edges of the paper to the blank with the glue stick. If necessary wrap rubber bands around the cylinder to hold the artwork in place while the glue sets.

step 5 - Wrap the artwork around the blank cylinder. Attach the edges of the paper to the blank with the glue stick. If necessary wrap rubber bands around the cylinder to hold the artwork in place while the glue sets.

step 6 - Slip the cylinder over the light base and use the remote to illuminate the lamp with the color of your choice.



Supplies

At Craft Store

  • Elmers Extreme Glue Stick
  •  Frosted Stencil Blank
  •  Invisible tape
  •  copy paper
  •  craft knife or scissors.

At Amazon

  •  Upspirit or other 10 LED Submersible Light Units (lights may also be available at party shops)

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