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Popcorn lamp

| Best out of Waste Ideas > Others

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Intermediate

It’s Lohri time ! In the north people celebrate Lohri one day before Makar Sankranti. Big bon fires are lit and a part of the harvest is offered to the fire God. Popcorn, groundnuts and sweet rewari make the chunk of the offering. To get into the festive spirit why not decorate the area with popcorn? An easy and quick best out of waste project for you. This lamp can be a great sankranti special handmade gift that can be gifted to close friends and family while visting them on this special and auspicious day.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Popcorn lamp - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take recycled corrugated box measuring 11” x 5” in size.

STEP 2:-

Popcorn lamp - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Paint the box by giving the first coat of white 27. Let it dry.
After drying pierce the holes in appropriate manner for the light to pass through the box.

STEP 3:-

Popcorn lamp - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Paint the box with second coat with Prussian blue respectively. Let it dry.

STEP 4:-

Popcorn lamp - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Take popcorn's and paint it by giving the dry brush strokes to avoid the shrinkage of the popcorn. Leave it to dry.

STEP 5:-

Popcorn lamp - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Stick the painted popcorn's around the pierced holes using fabric glue. Let it dry.

STEP 6:-

Popcorn lamp - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Enhance the pierced holes by giving the tiny dots around with white 27. Let it dry.
Use the holder to dangle the lamp.
Your beautiful lamp is ready using popcorn's.

A lovely way to bring in makar sankranti celebrations by making a lamp such as this to illuminate the hearts and lives of close friends and relatives on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. Customise and personalise the lamp as per your décor and it can be a very good handmade gift that you can give away which would go a long way in people's hearts and remembrances.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Chrome Yellow 03, Prussian Blue 19, White 27, Deep Brilliant Purple 64, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Recycled Corrugated Box 11” X 5” Size, Water Container, Colour Palette