Lighting lampshade

Published on January 29th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Coffee haters Zorb lampshade

Materials: Regolit

Description: Instead of gluing on coffee filters, I sewed on muffin cases.

I used a running stitch around the support canes, quite loose. The muffin cases were scrunched up a bit, and I tried to avoid being precise.

The only tricky bit was that I had to wear a t-shirt to avoid getting my arm stuck/ sewn inside the shade.

It took about 400 muffin cases and about 4 hours.

~ Emma

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Jules Yap

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8 Responses to Coffee haters Zorb lampshade

  1. Anonymous says:

    what were they applied to?

  2. majeral says:

    what is a muffin case?

  3. Anonymous says:

    There is no chance of them popping off when they are sewn on. I love this hack, looks like a puffy flower. I might try it in a pale pink or lavander if I can fnd them.

  4. Snappy says:

    Is there any reason you sewed them on instead of gluing them? I’d think that gluing would be much easier and faster. Still looks great the way you did it.

    • Anonymous says:

      I had thread, but not a glue gun. Lots of the people who did glued shades put the time estimates at several days, so I thought I’d try this way.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is ,I think,a little paper in what you put the mixture (flour+sugar+milk for instance)of cakes before to cook them.Sorry for my english,I’m french!Catherine

    • majeral says:

      Thanks I thought that was what they are but they do look like materiel instead of paper very cool..
      Your English is a lot better than my French!

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