Cocktail Umbrella Lampshade

This project shows you how to make a quirky lampshade using a plastic ball and cocktail umbrellas.

by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

cocktail umbrellas in different colors
hard plastic ball/s


First take your plastic ball and start by cutting a hole of 5 cm radius in it. This will serve as a place to fit in your bulb

Now take that ball and start piercing your umbrellas one by one from the sharp side of the toothpick.

Keep on doing this until the whole ball fills with umbrellas.

You can make one multicolored ball or even different colored balls in layers – it is up to your imagination.

This can jazz up any dull room….the extra thing is that you would need to call up your electrician for this.. 🙂

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