Monday, November 9, 2009

Leaf Lamp

I recently decided to combine my problem of low room lighting with my desire to hold on to autumn leaves and made a leaf lampshade. I picked up some oak leaves and ironed them between two pieces of wax paper (wax side in), then bent the resulting rectangle into a cylinder and suspended it from a hanging light fixture. It didn't come out exactly as I hoped, but I like it -- especially when it's turned on, and all the colors and veins of the leaves are immediately visible. It's less impressive during the day:

1 comment:

  1. It does look nice with the lamp on! Maybe you could try on e with, say, maple leaves on a round shade? That would also be nice I think!