Showing posts from February, 2015

How to make a Hanji lamp .....

I had a query this week from someone who doesn't live in Korea anymore but he's wanting to know how to make this lamp. So in case anyone else was wondering, it's quite a simple process which I will share with you.

Get a piece of perspex, or a very sturdy plastic sheet around 2 - 3mm thick and cut into 4 equal sizes, depending on the size of the lamp you want to make.
Glue the sides together with an instant glue to make a perfect square and being careful not to get the glue outside of the joins or on your fingers.
Paper the perspex using one whole piece to minimize the joins in the paper.
Leave to dry.
Cut a base out of 3mm thick cardboard so the sides fit into it and it has a small plinth. (Don't forget to put the hole in the base for the electrical fittings).
Cut small strips of cardboard for around the outside. One with a hole in it for the electric cord to come out of.
Cover the strips of cardboard with different coloured papers.
Glue the strips onto the base as shown ensu…

Children and Creativity ....

How lucky am I !! 
When the grandchildren come to visit they love getting up into my Hanji (Craft) room and making things.  I usually have some small kits they can put together and they love creating in a room especially designed for craft with everything on hand.

Last week I received a lovely surprise from Isaac, my six year old grandson. He loves drawing and doing craft with me so he drew a picture of us both working together in my Hanji room. 
I'm sitting on a chair next to a green table and he's sitting next to me doing his craft work. When he and his sister visited us in the UAE last year they made a small Hanji pot each and he  decorated his with cut out soccer balls. He loves it and keeps it on his desk at home to keep his pens and pencils in one place. 

His picture is precious and it just goes to show how special it is to encourage our children  and grandchildren to be creative. I think we all believe that creativity needs to be nurtured, especially in the young. …