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 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 could almost make a garland out of it too!


Heather - said...

That looks super fun to make. Thanks for braving the frowning staff to take a few recon photos!!

LiLi M. said...

Hello there!
I happened to see your post. I live in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Here is a restaurant that has a lampshade just like that, only a a bit larger and ball shaped. Probably from the same maker. I you want I'll email you that photo.

Gretchen Fleener said...

Sure, that would be great...I'd love to see a photo if you have one! I don't want to post my email here due to the spam I get, but if you can go to my contact page and send me an email via the form, I'll reply with my actual email that you can send a pic to. Thanks for visiting!! :-)

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