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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.

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

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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!)

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

 

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