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:
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)
Step 1: Preparing the area
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.