|Using a jewelry saw or a hand drill for making holes|
|Crochet thread and lots of diluted glue to cover the outside|
|Ikea lamp for insipiration.|
Since I started the house, I have also started looking for everyday objects or hardware store stuff that could be used to make something in the house. I came across a tutorial to make a ceiling lamp from a ping pong ball so I was on the lookout for some cheap ping pong balls. Here, Dime Store Chinese run department stores are everywhere so last week, whilst doing my grocery shopping, I stopped by one of them. There, I found 6 ping pong balls for €1 and also six plastic sink filters for the same price. One became my lantern and the other a produce basket.
The lantern just needed some holes and a bit of crochet thread sort of draped around it, then covered in parchment calligraphy rice paper to simulate the lantern. And the filter I cut down and then used some more crochet thread to weave a sort of rustic design into it. A little paint and some small scale tomatoes and voila! More food stuff for the kitchen.
|Detail of the ceiling lamp.|
|The sink filter, cut away and woven with crochet cotton.|
|A bit of color and some mini tomatoes|
|Produce in the kitchen.|