Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Baby "Bulb" Lantern

My daughter inspires this Baby Bulb Lantern. Therefore, it is dedicated to her innocence.
We changed the fused bulb of our bike headlight, it was a small one, my daughter took it from my husband’s hand and said to me – “Mamma baby bulb”. She shows me everything in terms of “Mamma and Baby” – like mamma flower – baby flower, mamma leaf – baby leaf. So that day she found a baby bulb and was not agreed to leave it to the mechanic uncle, so we brought it home. I tried throwing it but couldn’t do so.
Then I thought of making this Lantern. And preserve this memory forever.
But you know what she said after seeing this lantern? “Mamma where is mamma lantern?” :)
I really love her. :)

Here is the tutorial of making this Lantern -

Material required – 40-50w bulb (small bulb), pliers / knife (any available to tool to clean the bulb), bottle cleaner, hard wire, clay (I used shilpkar, but air dry clay or any other clay can also be used), Fevicol, Acrylic Colors, brushes

1. Take out the back portion of the bulb, with the help of pliers.

2. Clean the glass of bulb with bottle cleaner (optional )

3. Take a small piece of hard wire and fold it to make the shape of sides of lantern. You will need heavy-duty scissors to cut the wire, I broke mine. :(

4. Take some clay and make the base of lantern fixing the wire inside it, shape for the wick, shape that would cover the bulb top and a curve shape for the handle. Color the wick part.

5. Fix the wick inside the bulb with fevicol. let it dry.

6. Cover the bulb top. Let everything dry completely. 

7. Make any designs on the lantern shape (Optional).

8. Color everything, with your favorite colors. My father had a green Lantern, so i chose this color, childhood memories :)

9. Fix the bulb inside the lantern shape with fevicol.

10. Fix the handle, I broke my clay handle while fixing it, so I made the handle with a thin wire and colored it.
11. Decorate lantern with golden / sparkling colors (Optional). 


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