Venus ZIne DIY Editor Justina Blakeney and DIY Photo Editor Jen Ng love their new lighting. Lamps from left: Paper Cloud Lamp; Mid-Century Modern; and Two-Tiered Boho.
(Photo by Meghan Hickey)
Cut hook off of wire hanger leaving a 2-inch "stem". Using the pliers, bend stem over clockwise, and then counter-clockwise, creating an "s" shape in the wire.
Pull bottom angle of hanger downward, creating a diamond shape. Pinch bottom corner with pliers to reinforce.
Cut each piece of cardstock into a perfect square. You can make the squares of any size, but remember that your wire hanger structure must fit inside the lamp once the lamp is complete.
Cut two slits into each piece of paper.
Curl the corners of the square inward and slide the slits into each other to create the cylinder shape. Repeat with all eight squares.
Glue each cylinder shape side-by-side until lamp shade is complete.
Place the light bulb and fixture in the hanger frame and secure the chord to the wire in the "s" shape.
Staple either side of the hanger frame to the top opening of the lamp.