These ornamental mats are a unique choice for making various creative craft objects because of its gorgeous appeal. If you have an immense passion for decorating your interiors with bright lamps, consider making one using a doily. You would be amazed at the excellent outcome of your creativity. You can either do a paper mache by keeping a balloon as the base or even opt for embellishing an upcycled lampshade with doily. Let us have a fun-filled experience in going through a set of tutorials to acquire a vivid knowledge about the process of making a doily lamp.
This big lamp hanging in the middle of your room would give a globe-like appearance.
The lace-patterned doily enhances its elegance.
If you do not have a lace or crochet doily at hand you can make your lamp using paper doilies.
Decorate your obsolete lampshade with a great doily and give it a new look.
Using LED lights for the lamp would be a great option as they neither get too hot nor catch fire.
You can even try your hands at crochet doilies rather than spend an exorbitant sum on them.
Using a balloon base for making a doily lamp gives it flexibility. Go for round-shaped ones to prevent it from popping off midway.
This big doily lamp sitting at your entrance would add charm to your home décor to a great extent.
If you do not simply want to attach doilies on your worn out lampshade but want to make one on your own, then the following video would be your guide.
Though the regular wallpaper paste is said to be one of the best choices for stiffening and keeping the doilies in place, you can go for other glues of your choice. Add a proper ratio of glue and water, as well as allow them to dry well so that when you pop the balloon, the doily does not stick into and comes out in a proper shape.
Taking a cue from the link provided below, you can brighten up your wedding venue by making a galore of doily lamps just as the one shown in the picture.
The pendant lights hanging at one corner of your room induces a stunning visual effect.
To make a globe lamp, you would need a giant-sized balloon.
Rather than discarding the old doilies you have, recycle them to make lovely lamp shades.
These hanging lanterns in a mason jar wrapped in crochet doilies would indeed pose a marvelous look when hung in your garden for an outdoor party.
If you are using a ball instead of a balloon, then this tutorial would help.
Hanging many such attractive lanterns from your walls during Christmas would create a stunning look.
Thus with an array of ideas in your kitty, you would certainly be able to decorate your house with a host of bright lamps and lanterns. Some tips that would help in making your project a success include opting for light and thin doilies, using the right brand of glue to prevent any disaster and keeping a large number of doilies handy. Using a fabric stiffener helps your doilies to harden and stiffen.
Published on August 6th 2016 by Miranda Gibbs