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Crafty-Lighty-Dermy
You could apply this concept to any pattern really, as long as it has a way of mounting to the wall and can be made with a thin, flexible fabric. Coloured fairy lights, patterned fabric to change it up a bit; so many possibilities :3
Mine is secured with removable poster strips because I'm renting and can't permanently attach anything, so if that isn't an issue for you, the lamp is light enough to just hang on a couple of picture hooks.

Posted by Emily T. from Farnham, England, United Kingdom • Published See Emily T.'s 25 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Iron interfacing onto enough of your fabric to make up your chosen pattern, then cut the pieces from this.

  • Step 2

    Sew and turn as if you were making the disembodied head of a plushie. Make sure the opening is at the back, where it will be against the wall.

  • How to make a wall light. Wolf Wall Lamp - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut an assortment of 'fur' pieces from more of your fabric. For a dinner-plate sized wolf head I needed about forty strips, each around 10cm long. Starting at the outer edges, stitch the flat edge of your fur strips onto the pattern base.

  • How to make a wall light. Wolf Wall Lamp - Step 4
    Step 4

    Continue adding and stitching strips until the whole base is covered, overlapping the 'furry' edge to cover the stitching on the flat edge. You may have to trim some strips, or cut some to fit in specific gaps.

  • Step 5

    Pop your mammalian lampshade onto a sheet of thick cardboard like box cardboard and trace around the opening at the back. Cut this shape out.

  • Step 6

    Glue the cardboard onto the raw edge of your pattern base, leaving an open gap at the bottom of about 10cm.

  • Step 7

    Roll your string lights into a neat ball (careful not to damage the wires!) and stuff them inside through the opening. I added an in-line switch to the cord of my lights, but this is optional.

  • Step 8

    Attach your lamp to the wall with poster hanging strips attached to the cardboard backing.

  • Step 9

    Switch on and enjoy!

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Conn
Conn · San Francisco, California, US · 134 projects
Awesome!
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