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How to turn an old sweater into a stylish lamp. Master Class

We keep giving our readersanti-crisis advice on budget decor. Today's master class will teach you how to make a stylish pendant lamp out of an old sweater Dreaming of a stylish pendant lamp, but store prices bite? And the New Year holidays probably hit the budget. It means that the time has come for non-standard solutions! In almost every closet you can find an old, worn-out sweater, which is both a shame to put on and it is a pity to throw it away. His finest hour has come! You are probably wondering: how exactly does this unsightly piece of clothing help you become the proud owner of a new lamp? Let's tell you now. In addition to the sweater, you will need:

  • sharp scissors,
  • round wooden hoop - in our example 22 cm (2 pieces) and 15 cm in diameter,
  • cord-suspension for the lamp,
  • adhesive for fabric,
  • plastic cup, you can use the packaging from under the instant noodles, as in our example,
  • a set of office binders.

As for the sweater, if possiblechoose, it is better to use a model with wide sleeves and a bright geometric print. Berries, flowers or deer will look less impressive. If the sweater is fuzzy, it is recommended to first shave it with a razor to remove any lumps. Let's get to work. Turn the sweater inside out. Cut off one of the sleeves. Cut as close to the line as possible. Set the sweater aside and turn the cut sleeve right side out again. Insert a larger diameter ring into the widehole of a sleeve (shoulder). Note that use only the inner rings of the wooden hoop. Push it closer to the middle of the sleeve. Then insert another large ring and also push it inside the sleeve (not far). Now insert a ring with a smaller diameter into the sleeve.It needs to be pushed through the existing two rings and positioned above them. If the rings do not hold inside the sleeve, or, conversely, the fabric looks too taut, you need to either select a hoop of a different diameter, or use a sleeve from a different sweater (different width). Cut off excess fabric from the bottom, leaving only two centimeters for the doorway. Apply the glue to the inner side of the lower ring and press the cloth against it. Secure with clamps and leave to dry. While the glue dries, make a holder for the suspension. With a sharp knife or scissors, cut the bottom of the plastic cup. Then make a hole in it for the cord (in the middle). Insert the suspension cord into the hole. Apply glue to the outer edges of the holder and insert it into the sleeve (cuff side). Wait until the glue dries. Choose the right bulb for your newlamp, or better a few. Then you can change the mood of the lighting depending on the situation. Hang up the lamp, turn it on and enjoy the fruits of your creativity. And with the money not spent on the purchase of a lamp, you can buy yourself a present, for example, a new sweater! instructables.com

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