Thursday, April 9, 2009
Plastic trinket lampshades
I thought I'd do another post with something from my recent trip to Europe. I spotted this in the gift shop at the Pompidu modern art museum in Paris. They had a cool lamp (on the countertop above) as well as a hanging chandelier (hanging in the pic above), both with shades made out of various colorful plastic trinkets.
I got up close and snapped this shot, and then my husband informed me that there was a "no photography" sign so this was all I got:
I thought this would be a fun idea for something to make...it is so colorful and a great way to re-use all sorts of little trinkets and otherwise disposable plastic things in our lives. I could see one being made out of colorful plastic bottle caps, laundry detergent scoops, spice container tops, bread bag ties, etc... I think I just may have found the project to utilize my stash of random plastic "junk!"
It looks like everything is just strung on string and then attached...you could almost make a garland out of it too!
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