Does anyone know how to make crafts such as a purse or storage container from old hardcover book i saw someone make a purse from one on a craft show once and i also saw a hollowed out book made into a storage box. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. When you light a candle inside the jar, the pages create a soft glow that illuminates the cut out shapes. Place the lamps threaded rod next to book stack and make sure there is one inch of clearance on the top for the remaining lamp assembly. I saw this ages ago somewhere and just came up with my own method of doing it if you make one of t. Wrap the wires around the screws on the bottom of the light fixture, then secure them.
Hardback book lamp by typewriter boneyard please subscribe to my weekly newsletter at. A hole through the middle, lamp kit with small stick like center and perhaps modpodge a lamp shade with some pages, perhaps illustrations. Cut two pieces of chain and attach them at both ends. The body of the book light is very flexible and the switch on the top is easy to turn on and off. After some measuring, secure the pages around mason jars.
Dont toss old books when you decide to get a kindle or a nook, you can make fun crafts from them, to give as gifts or to decorate your home. Top diameter measures 5, bottom diameter measures 9, and slant height measures 7. Original hardback book lamp secrets and spies via etsy hand crafted lamps for any style, decor or personality. I use this book light as a bookmark too and it doesnt seem. The original hardback book lamp brings the warm character of used books, with modern function, to your home or office. With a ruler, mark the center of each of the books. All you need to do is drill a hole through each book make sure youve read them first. Make sure this fits by entering your model number urbanest classic hardback lamp shade in fuchsia silk. Place the lamp s threaded rod next to book stack and make sure there is one inch of clearance on the top for the remaining lamp assembly. Top diameter measures 5, bottom diameter measures 9, and slant height measures 7 lining is white. Book lamp by philip hansen this book lamp is so retro steampunk.
About % of these are book printing, 28% are brochure printing, and 3% are magazine printing. The previouslyowned hardback books in this lot are in very good condition. The diy book light fixture is the perfect way to reuse old and moldy books that youll never read again. Measure the books height and width, add 1 inch to each and use those measurements to make a triangular pattern for the side pieces. Hardback book lamp no return use this lamp as a reading companion, or a conversation piece in your living room. This is the second in a pair both made from the same set of. Jan 23, 2015 you can use the pages for all kinds of crafts. Haley piersoncox from redhandled scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a. To make one of the diy book lamps you will need, a hardback book, and a.
Discarded books can be used to make this attractive lamp for your. Most people wouldnt think to browse your library for private or personal things. Over 8 million options means you never have to settle for just a good lamp shade, well make sure you have something perfect for your lamp or interior. If you want to make your book look a bit more special you can cover the outside of the frame with ribbon, cloth, paint, or decorative paper. Clamp down the bottom book to the table, and using a halfinch drill bit. Give yourself the gift of clarity and brightness with a reading light for your book or tablet. Make a book table top lamp this idea looks like it may be hard, but fear not. White table lamp with white hardback fabric shade accent your home decor with this table lamp. A hollow book can be a nifty way to hide something, whether its a spare key, a secret note, or even money.
This piece exemplifies superior product design and great styling at an unbeatable price. Gather your supplies hardback books 6 table lamp base wire lampshade youll also need. On the day, i did a live demonstration on how to repurpose an old vintage book and turn it into a cool vintage lamp. You can also choose from 80 sheets custom hardback blank book, as well as from organizerplanner, composition book, and diary custom hardback blank book, and whether custom hardback blank book is hardcover, or printed. Im really excited to share some great ideas to add some spunk to your home for spring. Spellbinding hardback book lamp book lamp, creative, diy. Im going to show you how to make your own repurposed books lamp. Creative ideas for hardback books i have some hardback medical books that i would like to try to do something create with. Use this lamp as a reading companion, or a conversation piece in your living room. Whats not to love about this hardback book lamp, filled with mystery and intrigue.
It is very easy to do and is a real statement piece in my home. To order, call tollfree, 1888640 lamp 5267 we accept directly credit card payments. Cayos blue table lamp with white hardback fabric shade. Insert the pole through the drilled holes and stack the books on the base.
Ive also seen a lamp made from them using the entire book. The name is a bit deceptive, but the eyecard reader is a nose clamp viewing gadget that allows a book reader to read small print without the extra hassle of having to hold it steady this is a good gadget for those who dont want to strain their eyes, but enjoy reading nonetheless. Haley piersoncox from redhandled scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a crossstitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. Jul 09, 2010 the diy book lamp is pretty simple to make, yet it looks really cool, and would be a great addition to anyones apartemnt. Add a painted wire shade, and this light will look right at home in your favourite nighttime reading nook. Aug 26, 2005 assemble the lamp kit or recycled lamp parts using the books as the body of the lamp. Excellent resources for learning how to make hardback lampshades. To view sizes for our various hardback shapes, simply click on an image.
Clamp the books closed, then drill a hole in the center of each book. Take the cord, and strip 12 inch or so off the ends of the cord. How to make a repurposed books light my repurposed life. Make the consistency just enough for the glue to be runny, and more easily absorbed by the edge of the book s pages. Next were going to make the magnetic closure for the back. Jul, 2010 the idea is to take an old preferably thicker book, cut out the pages on an angle and insert a lightbulb fixture. How to make a repurposed books lamp in 10 easy steps. The pages of the book are replaced with a light box lined with leds. Feed the cord through the rod in the book, from the bottom up into the electrical box. Cut the main lining piece, four side pieces half and half, one pocket piece and a bottom piece out of the fabric. Oct 23, 2016 this is the first of a couple videos where i will be ruining books. Close the back cover of the book and align the frame properly. Bd design luminaria diy book lamp ideias diy cool books book making light bulb light fixture creations.
Book lamp designed by californian artist philip hansen. This is technically optional, but it will make it work better. Discover the unique items that typewriterboneyard creates. Its subtle texture fits well with any style, and will always stand out amongst its surroundings. A light bulb is seen fused into the hardback cover of a book, while a. A hole through the middle, lamp kit with small stick like center and perhaps modpodge a lamp shade. Make sure to apply pressure for 30 seconds to a minute afterward just to make sure its set. All you need to know is how to rewire a lamp or pick up a pre threaded socket from amazon, ikea, or other places with lighting accessories. Measure the book s height and width, add 1 inch to each and use those measurements to make a triangular pattern for the side pieces.
I stopped by my local thrift store, and all books were a quarter. Each etsy seller helps contribute to a global marketplace of creative goods. At etsy, we pride ourselves on our global community of sellers. Madetoorder lamp shades in addition to a select offering of premade lamp shades available for rapid shipping, the lamp company offers a huge selection of madetoorder lamp shade options. Apr 08, 2020 mix a solution of white glue and water. The book lamp shines on all on its own on the bookshelf. The soft glow emitted from the book light is the perfect mood lighting for a bedroom, living room or workspace offering some classy lighting. He explains that when he was a little kid, few things were more fun than taking his dads stuff apart in order to turn it into something else. Both books appear either unread or lightlyread with creasefree spines and only minor readingshelf wear. The rubber that it is made from is very sturdy, which i like better than the cheap plastic used to make most book lights. Then glue one page to each side of the poster board. Twist the wires that are now exposed so that they make a good connection. Make a stackedbook table lamp using hardcover books. To view more information for our various hardback styles, simply click on an image.
Measure the width of one side of the book, and draw a line that is that same length about 75 degrees from where you marked the beginning of the spine. Youll need a chain, one or two pages from an old book, a piece of poster board, glue, scissors, varnish, matches, pearls, jump rings and lobster claps. This project would make a really cool gift for an avid reader or book lover too. Lifestyle expert ken wingard shows how to turn old books into a stylish stacked book table lamp.
How to make a vintage book lamp better homes and gardens. Kayla leech hosts this next episode and shell show you how easy it is to take old and unused books and catalogs and turn them into lighted. A wide variety of custom hardback blank book options are available to you, such as gift, promotion. Toledo, wa instruction books for styrene hardback lampshades. By supporting typewriterboneyard, youre supporting a small business, and, in turn, etsy. Stop squinting and squeezing to make sense of those way too little letters. May 21, 2004 i have made a hardcover book look very antique and individual with a wedding invitation. In addition to a select offering of premade lamp shades available for rapid shipping, the lamp company offers a huge selection of madetoorder lamp shade options. Hardback book lamp july 22, 2011 philip hansen of san diego has put a fresh spin on the allessential reading light.
Hand crafted lamps for any style, decor or personality. The filament bulb gives it an authentic and homely feel that is simply irresistible. To glue, id just lift up a book, apply a glue swirl to the wood inside the lines, and then place the book back where it needed to be. If you are creating your own base, paint a piece of wood that measures larger than the bottom book, and drill a center hole in it.
Now you are going to duplicate the line to the other side by cutting out the line and the. Cut out individual pages from old books, and then cut the shapes of your choice such as diamonds or butterflies into the pages. It might surprise you just how many types of crafts you can create. Spray paint lamp fittings to desired color, and allow it to dry. In may, 2008, he cofounded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. Shes also sometimes an irritable cartoon named tiny cranky haley. As there are only so many ipad and kindle cases i can make by gutting the hardback covers of their pages, im all fired up to try this great book lamp by instructables member fungus amungus aka ed. The smaller the angle the wider your purse will open. Kenneths craft is a great way to repurpose unused or. As there are only so many ipad and kindle cases i can make by gutting the hardback covers of their pages, im all fired up to try this great book lamp by instructables member fungus. Place the lamps threaded rod next to book stack and make sure there is one inch of clearance on the top for the. Since im not much of a seasonal decorating kind of girl, all of my six days of spring ideas are about bringing something old back to life again, like how to make a book lamp. This is the first of a couple videos where i will be ruining books.1225 997 741 1325 777 1066 642 253 1439 850 354 775 895 1288 986 707 1178 475 920 168 298 1448 1356 165 147 1430 641 1310 822 1027 25