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Copper lamp from craft plywood

Recently while looking at the Jo-Ann Spring Craft Trends on the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores website, I got inspired by the new and upcoming tendencies. I also found that we are on the National Craft Month and these guys are offering a coupon for $5 off on a purchase $25… Wow, now that’s a deal!
Now back to my Spring inspired craft, I’ve been noticing here and there a big comeback of cooper. This element seems to be the “it” material lately on the interiors and I’ve spotted it on magazines, stores, not to mention Pinterest. And since I felt so inspired by this element, I knew I had to make something out of it…. or maybe with cooper paint, perhaps?
So today I have a tutorial on how to make a lamp with a geometric vibe while giving it a cooper look. All you’ll need are 1 craft plywood board of 1/8″x12″x24″ and 2 of 1/8″x12″x12″ (from Jo-Ann); wood glue, FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint in copper and a basic jigsaw. Make sure to get a blade for this material, I used a T-Shank (20).

On the 2 smaller plywood boards I drew a frame of 1 1/2″. I measure on the big board 18″ long since I wanted to use the bottom part. On this board I also drew a frame but of 1″. On the diagram I show how the parts were cut. On the excess of the big board I measure a square of 6″ that will be the top base of my future lamp.

Now that I had my parts cut, I gave them a quick coat of paint before gluing them together. The square I previously cut was going to be the base where all the parts join together. On it I drill a hole in the center for the cable of the lamp to pass through. As you’ll noticed I also did 3 small canals on this part for when I place my 3 frames. From the 3 frames, one of the squares was cut in half and the other 2 I did a cut on the top middle part as you’ll see on the photos. This was done for the lamp cable to be able to pass through.

After gluing all the sides and repainting the entire piece, I added the cable and proceeded to hang it. I just love how great it looks on my room and the cooper color is just plain beautiful.
Let me know what Spring projects you are working on and what inspired them.

The following review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft StoresĀ® National Craft Month campaign. I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.

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