InstructionsI have no pattern for this that I can share with you. Things just fell into place as I started working on it.
To get the curly designs I took a cloth measuring tape & with a marker drew 1/8" strips all around the can. With tin snips I cut the strips up to the top of the can. Then I gathered strips together and clamped with shorter tin strips cut from the tops of the cans. I curled ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Eco-Friendly, Casual
2 Coffee cans, Tin snips, Needle nose pliers, Drill, Dremmel tool to cut can and curl strips into curly shapes you see, Electrical lamp kit, Old lampshade, Heavy duty craft glue to glue old lampshade frame onto coffee can lamp shade, Potato sack burlap for lamp shade and tin cover, liquid starch to hold burlap in shape and to glue onto can, 1 can texture stone look spray paint, 1 can spray clear coat.
What was your inspiration?
Saw one of those pin cushion chairs that folks used to make out of tin cans at a flee market and thought I'd like to try making one of those chairs which I did then that led to this lamp. Probably because we had a lamp kit laying around in our basement.
What are you most proud of?
I didn't spend hardly any money on this because I mostly used what we had around our house.
I think it looks nice and it works good.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be careful working with the cans as the sharp edges can cut you. Used up a few bandages on this one.