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Project

Frames Wrapped with Ribbon

Wind ribbon around two frames to hold them together -- and give them a new look. The result is colorful and playfully deconstructed (right down to the Edison bulb).

Introduction

Sources

Square frames (R172W16), $13 each, lampshop.com
Cotton ribbon, 6 mm, in Red, $28 for 100 meters, www.shopangelaliguori.com
Magna-Tac 809 glue, by Beacon, $4, amazon.com
Cotton twisted wire, 2 conductor, 18 gauge, in Light Brown, $1.40 a ft., sundialwire.com
Strain reliefs, $2.50 each, in Brass, sundialwire.com
Socket, from $6.50, in Brass, sundialwire.com

Materials

  • Mini hacksaw
  • 2 metal lampshade frames
  • Clear tape
  • Ribbon
  • Magna-Tac 809 glue
  • Lighting supplies

Steps

  1. Step 1

    With saw (or the cutting-wheel bit on a Dremel drill), cut the spider fitter off one frame; this will be the bottom half.

  2. Step 2

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    Using tape, secure bottoms of frames together. Starting at a corner, wrap ribbon around taped-together section of frames, overlapping ribbon slightly. To turn a corner, wrap ribbon in a figure eight. (See detail, above.) When finished going around all four sides, cut ribbon; glue in place.

  3. Step 3

    Repeat process with sides, then top and bottom.

  4. Step 4

    Wire lightbulb socket (see how-to) and attach to frame.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2013