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A Quick Craft

Today I have included some photos from a craft project done by my roommate, Katie. Katie and I usually devote our Friday afternoons to making new masterpieces for our apartment. This is a fast Friday afternoon craft anyone could do.

Map Lamp

Materials needed:

Lamp Shade/Base (The one in the photos is from a thrift store for $4.)
MapMap Supplies
Hole Punch
Yarn
Beads
Clear Tape
Scissors

  • Step 1: Wrap the map around the lamp shade. Leave some space at the bottom to include holes.
  • Step 2: Cut the map out according to measurements made from step 1. Next, use adhesive of your choice to attach the map to the lamp shade. Clear tape was used in this case to hide any seams.
  • Step 3: Use the hole punch to create a row of holes at the bottom of the map. Next, tie yarn (or string) in knots through the holes.Map Beads
  • Step 4: Attach beads to the yarn and you’re done!

A brand new lamp! This is any easy craft that can be done by anyone in a matter of minutes. Add this lamp to your home for an antique or vintage feel.

Finished Map

And now, a silly song for you crafters out there.  Visit Leslie Hall’s website for more silly craft ideas.  Hall has made a name for herself by creating crafting songs and her trademark, gem sweaters. Enjoy!