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Picture of Colorful, Cheap Lampshade
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 I hate light bulbs without a diffuser and instead of spending 15 bucks on something reminiescent of a super 8 motel room, I decided to endeavor to make a personalized lampshade!  It was easy.  All you need is:
Scissors
Glue
a bowl
water
small trash bag or saran wrap
2 sheets of 19"x24" tracing paper/ tissue paper (smaller sheets will work fine)
a variety of colored translucent thin plastic      OR    lots of different colored tissue paper
something to act as a mold (i.e. trash can upside down)
patience

Step 1: Preparing the area

Picture of Preparing the area
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 So I always make a mess while papier mache-ing so I put a towel down under the area that I would be working.
To start - I grabbed my 99 cent generic trash can and turned it upside down so it resembles a lamp shade.  
In order to make this paper and glue not permanently stick to the trash can, I used a small trash bag to cover the trash can.  You can also you saran wrap. 

 
RingoWild2 years ago
Great idea using the trash container as a frame!
The kitty is fascinated
fattykathy5 years ago
How creative and pretty!