Wood Veneer Woven Lampshade
Designed by Kathleen Hauck
1802913 – Soft Cut Premium Line Scissors
1802730 – Aluminium Ruler
1802521 – Knife with Professional Blade
1802526 – Craft Mat
1804102 – Hot Glue Gun 55 W for ø 11.2mm
1805005 – Glue Sticks
2213015 – Lampshade frame, round 15cm/ø 15cm
2002201 – Waxed Cotton Cord, ø 1mm, 100m, white
3480120 – Wood Veneer, 20cm x 1.25cm, natural
2690000 – Electric Light Holder with switch
In addition: pencil, bulb
Step 1. Cut 12 pieces of waxed cotton cord approx. 40cm long. Wrap a piece of cord in the middle between two struts of the frame and tie a knot. Then tie a piece of cord in the middle between the first cord and a strut. Repeat for the other side of the first cord. Trim the excess cords. Repeat around the lampshade frame so that you end up with 3 cords even distributed between all the struts.
Step 2. Cut a 50cm long piece of wood veneer. Cut two 3cm wide strips and six 2cm wide strips from this piece. Starting with a 3cm wide strip, position the end behind one of the struts. Weave the strip in and out of the cotton cords and struts. Due to the even number of struts/cords (16), the wood veneer strip will end up exactly at the beginning (i.e. behind a strut). Glue the end of the strip to the beginning (behind the strut) using a hot glue gun. Continue in the same way with a 2cm wide strip, except make sure that it begins in front of the strut rather than behind. Continue in the same vein with three more 2cm wide strips and finally a 3cm wide strip, alternating where you start i.e. in front or behind a strut.
Step 3. Use the hot glue gun to stick the two remaining 2cm strips around the top and bottom of the frame to hide it. Attach the electric light holder to the frame and insert the bulb.
Wooden Egg Shaped Vase
3480520 – Wood Veneer, 20cm x 1.25m
2239116 – Plastic Egg with hole, 160mm
1549976 – My Colors Cardstock, Olé (brown)
1520612 – Tacky Special Double-Sided Tape, 12mm
Cut a 50 cm piece of wood veneer. Cut this piece into 6 mm wide strips. Take the plastic egg and wrap a strip of wood veneer around the centre where the two halves connect to conceal the join. Wraps lots of wood veneer strips around the egg, making sure that it is evenly covered.
Tip: If the wood veneer is glued in several places, one on top of the other, the curvature of the wood veneer may not be as smooth. Simple stick the ends in place with pieces of Tacky double-sided tape.
Cut two 1.5 cm wide strips from brown paper. Use a piece of Tacky double-sided tape to stick one of the paper strips together to form a circle. Reinforce this by sticking the other paper strip to it. Wrap the paper strips with a 1.5cm wide strip of wood veneer. Place the egg opening side down on the work surface and position the circle on top, bending it as necessary to fit the egg. Cut out four 2 x 3 cm pieces of brown paper and fold them in half (1.5 cm). Use Tacky double-sided tape to stick them on the inside of the paper circle, half on the egg and half on the paper/wood veneer stand. Turn the egg over and fill with your chosen flowers or plant!
Efco’s award winning wood veneers are the perfect way to create a natural look for DIY projects. The range consists of real wood veneers laminated onto fabric with a matte, velvety texture and genuine grains. They are flexible along the grain and can be cut, embossed, sewn, glued, riveted, stamped, and painted. (They should be lightly ironed before being cut etc.)
They are available in three different colours (stone, natural & brown) and three different sizes with an option of self-adhesive or not.
For more information look at pages N.64-N.65 of the Trends Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue.