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    Cocktail Umbrella Lampshade. Love, this one! All you need: cocktail umbrellas, a hard plastic ball, and a bulb

    • Kathy Gardner

      Cocktail Umbrella Light The designer suggests affixing the paper umbrellas to a rubber ball, I think using a paper lantern (preferably that already has a light fixture attached) would be easier. The tutorial is here: neat idea

    • Sarah Leinberger

      DIY: Cocktail Umbrella Lampshade - I would use a paper lantern instead. They have them for cheap at IKEA

    • EA Hellyer

      How to make Cocktail Umbrella Lampshade - DIY Craft Project from [2013-03-19 link worked]

    • Angi Simon

      How to make Cocktail Umbrella Lampshade - DIY Craft Project with instructions from

    • Beth Shully

      Cocktail Umbrella Lampshade - DIY Craft Project Instructions

    • Cindy Lepore

      Cocktail Umbrella Lampshade DIY Craft Project

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    @Leah Singer -- here's a video tutorial. I haven't actually made this yet. I'm sure you can get the umbrellas at a liquor store, but I would try a dollar store or a craft store, too. sells a box of 144 for $5.75. Post a picture on your blog when you and Sophie create your masterpiece!

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