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GREAT idea. Hanging plug-in paper lantern I could find for cheap @ IKEA + attach colorful paper cocktail umbrellas. Seems easy - must try.

Not Your Average Umbrella: 5 Unexpected Ways to Use Umbrellas Outdoors

GREAT idea. Hanging plug-in paper lantern I could find for cheap @ IKEA + attach colorful paper cocktail umbrellas. Seems easy - must try.

A Tiffany style lamp colored with...SHARPIE MARKERS!

DIY Tiffany Lampshade

From pretty patterns to folded delights, here are some of our favourite methods of creating some lovely lampshades.

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I've noticed more and more that people get rid of doilies either by thrifting them, giving them away for free, or throwing them out. Here's a creative and unique looking idea for a light shade using doilies.

cocktail umbrella lamp. via flickr meredithheard

Cocktail Umbrella Light The designer suggests affixing the paper umbrellas to a rubber ball; using a paper lantern (preferably that already has a light fixture attached) would be easier.

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DIY Budget Lighting Projects

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From old cutlery

DIY silverware lamp, another cool idea for old spoons and forks that stopped looking good for a long time now. Like the idea of stripping the shade from a lamp.

Make grocery bag Origami Lampshade | A Piece Of Rainbow

Trader Joes Bag Hack: How to Make Pendant Lamp

How to make gorgeous pendant lamp with an unique origami lampshade from an up-cycled paper bag, and how to make your own hanging lamp cord!

It would be Awesome having this in your room

Design Lighting Ideas : Cloud lamp with LED lights that change colors- this needs to get in my life righ

Watch Martha Stewart’s How to Make Cocktail Umbrella Lamps, Part 1 Video. Get more step-by-step instructions and how to’s from Martha Stewart.

How to Make Cocktail Umbrella Lamps, Part 1

Martha Stewart and Heather Wells of Bright Lights, Little City make her signature lamps from cocktail umbrellas.

The Etsy Blog's How-Tuesday videos are always a treat, and this week they feature what may be the perfect summer project: how to make a beautiful summer lantern out of cocktail umbrellas! (You know, the ones that come with your strawberry daiquiri.) Check out the video tutorial below.

How To Make a Cocktail Umbrella Lantern

This trendy Star Wars lamp is easy to make and costs very little. All you need is an old lamp, spray paint, Mod Podge and some Star Wars material.

Mod Podge Star Wars Lamp ·

This trendy Star Wars lamp is easy to make and costs very little. All you need is an old lamp, spray paint, Mod Podge and some Star Wars material.