The Skyline Lampshade is a representation of what the Memphis skyline would look like if all the lights had gone off and the city was just backlit by stars.
|Started On||May 2010|
I decided to do this project after seeing a lamp similar to this on Etsy. The project I found was of the New York City skyline. There was also a link for a tutorial for it on threadbanger. I considered doing multiple things for the lamp, but decided to go with the Memphis skyline for my first lamp. I collected the items for under $30 and got to work. On my first attempt I used elmer's glue, just like in the tutorial. Using elmer's glue is a headache and I do not suggest it. Thought it can be dangerous, the hot glue gun is your friend. It is easier to use, and you get cleaner, more precise result.
Bill of Materials
|lamp with cylindrical shade||N/A||$12.00||1||$12.00||Target|
|Black poster paper||30 inches (76 cm) x 22 inches (56 cm)||$1.50||1||$1.50||Art Supply Company|
|Black Ribbon||1.5 inches (3.8 cm) width||$1.50||1||$1.50||Michael's|
|Floral Foam||1 foot (0.30 m) x 3 feet (0.91 m)||$12.50||1||$12.50||Michael's|