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Ruffle

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Imanina Hamzah
Ruffle

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Lighting

Waste Materials

Condiment Bottles

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Ruffle is a lampshade and lamp base made from a decorative glass bottle and a plastic bag that has been sewn to create ruffles. This product is aimed towards a more feminine audience with a liking for detail.

Materials & Equipment List

Decorative glass bottleplastic bags (Any, but I used white)plugwirelamp holderbulbscrewdriverglass drillneedlethread

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

To make the ruffles use ordinary plastic carrier bags.
Cut off the handles and the bottom.
Cut into strips, layer two sheets on top of each other. Sew down the middle of each strip.
Pull the ends so that it bunches and creates 'ruffles'.
Make enough to be able to cover a lampshade of your choice.
Sew the ruffles onto the lampshade starting from the bottom.
When all the ruffles have been sewn on, take a layer of plastic bag.
Sew the strip along the top edge to finish it off.
Final lampshade.
Take your glass bottle of choice. Mine was an old salad dressing bottle. I left it to soak in warm soapy water to clean.
Drill a hole on the bottom for the wiring to go through.
Next, wire a plug. Cut the end of the wire to expose the inner wires.
Strip these to expose the copper wiring.
Attach the correct colours to right place, and screw the covering back on.
Next, wire the lamp holder. Only the blue (neutral) and brown (live) wires are used.
Connect these to lamp holder and screw everything into place, and insert a bulb.
Feed the wire through the hole and out through the top of the bottle.
Final product
Final product with light on
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Imanina Hamzah

Nottingham

United Kingdom

Second year NTU BA Product Design...

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