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Outdoor Lampshades - like Trader Sams
jimsflies
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Posted: 2013-09-19 07:53 am   Permalink

Can you share how you made it? Did you wrap the burlap (?) around something?

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-09-19 08:34 am   Permalink

Yes I did wrap it around something.
Will post better photos soon.
I think that a fabric like this would be better.
http://www.joann.com/outdoor-fabric-sunbrella-furn-dupione-sand/zprd_12203444a/
You would need to buy some and see if you get good light transmission though.
And on mine I did a hand paint job, best would be to make a stencil and spray the paint on
while the fabric is flat before you put it on the tube.
On the tube I used plastic, and this will melt depending on the wattage of the light blub.
I still need to do a bulb test to see how high I can go on the wattage.
Ok here it comes... "where did you get the tube" I found this at the antique show here in Ohio.
It is really best to just look and look for this stuff flea markets, thrift stores ect...
This is the only way you will find this stuff at a good price.
BUT... you can't say I'm going to go find a tube right now.
You get what you get, and make with it when you get it or hold on to it till you get all the parts
you need to make this item what you have in mind.
That's how I do it.

If I were you I would start looking for the tubes right now.
It is the main thing you need.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-09-19 09:46 am   Permalink

Here is the tube I used.
Also photos of the light.

Lastly these pumpkins are what you should look for and put up soon.
They can be found at thrift shops for 50 to 90 cents and have a nice glow with a light in them.
So if you need 18 that's like $20.00 bucks or so, even you can afford that.







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jimsflies
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Posted: 2013-09-19 12:33 pm   Permalink

Great idea on the pumpkins!

I've been considering having a Halloween party, but given we just had a party a couple weeks ago I may be partied out till next summer.


 
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Loki-Tiki
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Posted: 2013-09-22 2:01 pm   Permalink

I was at Oceanic Arts Saturday. Knowing they supplied a lot of the materials for Trader Sam's/Tangaroa Terrace, I asked about these outdoor string lights. Not sure of the guys name I spoke to, it was not Bob or Leroy, but I recognize him, he's been there as long as I have been going there. He said they did supply a lot of fixture to Disney for this project, but not the string light (rules out that source). He felt they probably made them in-house, possibly using Abaca Cloth to wrap the plastic cylinder.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-09-22 7:31 pm   Permalink

Was it this guy?


 
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Posted: 2013-09-23 10:52 am   Permalink

No, that wasn't him. He did not have glasses.

 
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2014-05-14 08:46 am   Permalink

Hey Skip,

Did you put that lampshade outside at all yet? If so how's it holding up?

I believe I have found a source for some plastic tubes that will work for this project...time to figure out the other details.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-05-14 09:04 am   Permalink

No I did not.
I made it and set it aside, don't think these would do great outside unless you use that
material I posted up top as it is plastic really.
And even then you would need to paint them every year.
If I were to make these for my home I would make them so you could put them up and take them down with ease
so then they could come down at least in the winter dam your in Michigan winter will eat that
S@#t up!
Let us see what you come up with.
And Good Luck!!

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2014-05-14 10:06 am   Permalink

What a great idea. It looks so good, Wendy

 
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2014-05-14 10:12 am   Permalink

Here is the plastic material I was thinking might work:
http://store.visipak.com/5-round-propionate-container.html

But after more thought, I bet it would get very brittle in the sun. But maybe if the plastic is covered with fabric, it may last longer. The price is certainly acceptable for 18 of them...but after spending time making them, it would be nice to get at least a few years out of them.

I thought you made yours with the acrylic tube you posted?



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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-05-14 12:40 pm   Permalink

Well I did use the plastic like you show but it is covered with burlap.
But, if you use the stuff posted up top THAT too is plastic and would last outside better.
Use the tube then cover with the stuff from the top.
This stuff here AND it's half off!
So now is the time.
Outdoor Fabric-Sunbrella
http://www.joann.com/
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