Using a stiff brush, I brushed off all the bran. It was quite hard to get off and some bran bits had to be picked off with a fingernail! But it did make a difference!!
Since I had them off the stands and they were looking quite good - I ran a line of hot glue along this seam that was coming unstuck.
And also around the top of this one that was a bit lose on the stand - it was quite tricky to do without burning myself with hot glue. A while ago I PVA glued some leaf skeletons from the $2 shop into the inside of the lamps. When they are off they look like normal lamps. When they are on they have this great leaf pattern that sort of glows.
And this is what they looked like when they were put back together and turned on...
Score card:Green-ness: Good green-ness to clean with natural products!
Frugal-ness: Excellent frugal-ness to clean and fix rather than buy new ones!
Time cost: About 15 mins to scrub lamps, over night to dry, 10 mins with the hot glue gun and 2 mins to put back together.
Skill level: Basic stuff - give it a go!
Fun -ness: When its all clean, fixed and back together, you feel great!