DIY – lampshades made of wallpaper

14 augusti, 2013

These lampshades made of wallpaper and silk paper, is one of many posts with paper-DIY I made during the summer specially for the Malmöfestivalen 2013 (lots more to come… ). Check out my stuff at Palladium during the festival, 16-23 of August.

You need: a holder for the lampshade (I bought vintage lampshades and striped them from the old paper/fabric shade) wallpaper, silk paper, paint, a pair of scissors, a round paper punch for the circle dots, a paper punch for small holes, a hammer, something to use between the paper punch and the floor/table for protection and a paper glue-stick.


DIY: Punch out circles of the silk paper and paint the wallpaper.


Use the vintage lampshade to see the size of the paper. Cut the wall paper in the right size and glue on the silk paper dots on a flat piece of the wallpaper. Paint another piece of flat wall paper. I just splashed some acrylic paint on mine. (If you are going to splash paint you have to make shore that  you protect your floor and the surrounding walls!)


When your patterns are dry you fold the pieces of paper (use the the vintage lampshade as a model).

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Fold all of the lampshade paper. The two pictures above shows unfinished folding just to show you the pattern unfolded.


When all of the paper is folded it´s time to make the holes with witch you secure the paper shade on the lampshade holder. For this you need the paper punch for small holes. I used the vintage lampshade to see where to put the holes.


This is what the holes should look like – more or less..


When all of the holes are done you have to cut a ”line” in to the hole – like in the picture above.


Snap it on to the holder and put some glue on the two connecting parts to close it.



Enjoy – your own lampshades are done! Lots of love! / Nina


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