lunedì 3 aprile 2017

DIY Coastal Centrepiece Lamp for Easter


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Are you already thinking at Easter and at how to decorate your home? I am because time flies and Easter Day arrives to fast!

Today I'm sharing a step by step tutorial to make a Coastal Lamp that is the right centrepiece for your Easter table, but that you can also use as central decoration of a Spring vignette, following the tips I gave in my last post.

The Coastal style is a style just right for a seaside or lake house but it fits well also a city home because the colours that characterize it, the blue, aqua green and teal shades, match well both a classic furniture and a modern one.





Supplies:

Metal or wood lamp with door
Nest
12 Empty nuts (24 halves) 
3 Empty quail eggs
1 Battery tealight
White twine
Burlap ribbon
White, blue and light blue raffia
Concrete bird
Light blue, azure and blue acrylic paint
Brush
Scissors
Hot glue and vinyl glue



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First glue together the two halves of 6 nuts. Then cut 6 pieces of twine, make a knot at one end and insert it into 6 of the remaining nut halves. Close the nuts with their halves and the vinyl glue thus fixing the twine to the nuts.



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Paint the nuts with the acrylic paints, 2 nuts with twine and 2 without, for each colour and let them dry completely. According to the shape of your lamp, find a way to fix the 6 nuts with the twine to the inner upper part of the lamp and let them hang at different heights.


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Put the nest on the base of the lamp, add the battery tealight and cover it with the 6 coloured nuts and the 3 quail eggs so that you can see only its flame.



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Now decorate the outer part. Cover the upper part of the lamp with the burlap ribbon and glue it with the hot glue gun. Add a bow made with some pieces of the coloured raffia and glue it over the burlap ribbon.


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Now add the bird and glue it with the hot glue gun.


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Your Coastal style lamp is now ready to be used as centrepiece for your Easter table or as a Spring decoration, as I suggested before.



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This project takes part in the new event by The Creative Factory team





Now go and see what the other participants made!









A presto!!!


Emanuela - MLI

 

 

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