Alphabet Lantern (Junk Swap project!)

May 8th, 2010 in member junk     
JunkinLindsey JunkinLindsey, member
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The inside of the finished lantern.
 

byabpryor sent me a ton of great junk! It was more exciting than Christmas morning! 

 
Heres the alphabet tin before I made it into a lantern.
Finished lantern! You can see the light through the holes. Sorry for the bad dark picture!
The inside of the finished lantern.

The inside of the finished lantern.


I'm FINALLY posting the first of many Junk Swap 2010 projects that I have. I had a GREAT partner, Byabpryor from New Jersey! She sent lots of rusty, cool stuff that I can't wait to put to use. I have to tell you, the biggest project I'm still trying to figure out is how to make lampshades from old raw frames. (See image 2.) I even found vintage fabric that I'm going to use. I have all these refurbished lamps with no shades, so it's time to learn, so thanks, byabpryor for the goodies and the challenge!! Oh yeah, no bling on this project, but I haven't forgotten! 

 


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, industrial, candle holder, bedroom, letters, aluminium-metallic

Comments (9)

byabpryor writes: btw - I posted on my facebook page...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cyberspace/Usable-Art-byABPryor/114551778772?v=wall&viewas=1216375047



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Posted: 11:15 am on June 19th
byabpryor writes: OMGOSH!!!!! You are SO talented!!! This is simply AMAZING Lindsey!
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. Posted: 11:09 am on June 19th
shabbychick writes: Don't ya just love a good old fashioned junk swap?? It looks like you're having a lot of fun, and that's what it's all about. Great project - I love the lantern.

Good luck with your lampshades (I've got a few to work with too!).

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 2:47 pm on May 12th
Prior writes: Now, that took some time, I like it! Lezlee Posted: 11:44 pm on May 10th
junkermidge writes: Wow! That lantern is W-A-Y cool! Have fun with the lampshades and other cool junk.
Midge Posted: 6:42 pm on May 10th
RustyDiva writes: Looks like you got a lot of great stuff!!! Great lantern and can't wait to see what else you come up with! Posted: 10:15 am on May 10th
alicemom writes: That is so cool! Fantastic job!
smiles, alice Posted: 8:01 pm on May 9th
MakinItHappen writes: This is a great looking lantern. Posted: 10:53 am on May 9th
racers7 writes: I love this! The alphabet is cute and the tin is so industrial. Great project! Melody Posted: 10:38 am on May 9th
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