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Using Picasa to Make Collages for DIY Photo Lamp Shades

Picasa is an easy to use, and free, photo website. It is mostly used for people to store their images online. But you can also upload a group of your photos and the site will arrange them into a collage layout which you can easily print out. You can even edit the photos turning them into black and white images, sepia, or use a range of their photo effects.

All of this was the basis for the DIY photo lamp shades done by Marie highlighted on Under The Sycamore. Marie used Picasa to create a collage of her photos, turn the images into black and white and print them out onto one sheet of Vellum. She then trimmed the printed out piece and hot glued it onto a lamp shade. She also created another version of the lamp using one of the photos effects on Picasa which turned each photo into a different color. You can find the tutorial over at this post.

photo lamp shades

photo lamp shades

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Design and Make Your Own Lamp Shades Online

DIY Lamp Shade

Over at Lamps in a Box you can design, build and make your own lamp shades. You can either pick from a gallery of designs they already have, or you can upload your own designs to be printed on the shades. Prices range from $39 (the shade only), $49 for the shade and a brush nickel lamp base, to $103 for a custom clear resin lamp and shade.

There are also a number of vintage Marvel comic designs available from their gallery, ranging from Spider-Man and Iron-Man to Captain America and Thor.

Lamp in a Box

Lamp in a Box: Make Your Own Lamp Shade Online

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Creative & Cool Candles: From Projectors to Votive Candle Holders

Here are a range of cool candles and unique votive candle holders.

The Bravit Molecular Candle

The Bravit is designed by Christoph van Bommel. The wax base is relatively thin and the one wick spreads out to form molecular structures allowing the candle to burn with 5 flames at a time. Is it chaos, beauty, or both?

From his site:

“The soul of the candle appears: the wick, hidden and charmless – stands out and draws attention: Will it burn? What path will it take? What will be left?”

The Bravit Candle

The Bravit Candle

DIY Coffee Can Candles

This DIY lantern tutorial by Maggie Makes uses coffee cans, a hammer, a nail, a stencil design and candles to make unique and decorative votive candle holders.

Coffee Can Votive Lantern

A coffee can votive lantern

Coffee Can Votive Lantern

Creative Candles: Hand Gestures

L’atelier WM, a design group in Paris, has designed a range of hand gesture candles.  Because of their fine detailing, these unique shaped candles look absolutely life like – source.

Hand Gesture Candle

Hand Gesture Candle

Rocking Votives

Pigeon Toe Ceramics have create these simple yet beautiful colored votive candle holders. The exterior has a nice egg like texture, while the inside is smooth and glazed with a choice of 15 different colors. They can be bought here for $36 each.

Colored votive holders

Colored egg votive candle holders

Colored votive holders

Colored egg votive candle holders

Luminology

The Luminology range of unique candles has a similar style as the Rocking Votives above. Made by Pigeon Toe Ceramics these are “porcelain vessels” that take their inspiration from backyard fire pits. The unique wick gives the candle a modern styling. These beautiful candles can be bought here with prices starting from $18. You can even mix and match the glazing color and the fragrance.

Luminology Candles

Beautiful candles by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Luminology Candles

A Luminology Candle

Kerr Lanterns

The Kerr Votive Lantern is another candle design by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. They are miniature mason jars made from porcelain which glow softly when a votive candle is lit inside. These hanging votive candle holders are available here for $36.

Hanging candle holders

The Kerr votive candle holders

Hanging candle holders

The Kerr votive candle holders

Lumen Shadow Projectors

In our post 3 Designer Lighting Profiles: Shadow Projectors we highlighted the Lumen Shadow Projectors by Adam Frank. They are not technically candles as they are fueled by oil, but they are unique and creative pieces. They are available here for $48.

Lumen Shadow Projector

Lumen Shadow Projector

 

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