The challenge was to create something with items found at a dollar store. I took a stroll through Dollar Tree and saw a few items but didn't really get inspired until i saw this post from Kat's Iron Craft site, http://www.justcraftyenough.com/2012/03/project-city-lights-lampshade/ , and the link to something she saw in Sweden here, http://www.justcraftyenough.com/2011/06/cross-stitch-lamps/ .
Thanks, Kat, for the cool inspiration!
So here's my challenge entry with items found for a dollar each: A miniature camera tri-pod, a USB computer light, a USB extension cord, and a wire mesh pencil cup!
It kind of has a cool industrial feel to it, don't ya think!? And it is so super easy. The USB computer light cable is stiff, so you just wrap it around the tri-pod and then adjust it to go up and then point down at what ever height you want. And then just balance the cup on top and add a bit of tape underneath. And of course, I had to add a bit of stitching to the cup after seeing the inspiration linked above!!!
Thanks for visiting,
Wow, you really took the inspiration a step further. My kudos to you on this one, you really got the challenge.ReplyDelete
This is fantastic.ReplyDelete
Way cute! We'll definitely link up to your awesome project on Dollar Store Crafts next week!ReplyDelete
Oh cool, Thanks Heather! I am a longtime fan of your site and have been faithfully subscribing since I discovered google reader about 2 years ago!Delete
Love it, what a clever $ store hack!ReplyDelete
Extremely clever, gal!ReplyDelete
I'm not clear on what powers it - a laptop I assume?ReplyDelete
Yes, a laptop or computer, or anything with a usb port.Delete
You could even plug it into a wall outlet with something like this usb charger:
thanks, i like led lighting and this is a great idea.ReplyDelete
how did you do that red design on the pencil cup?ReplyDelete