Introduction: DIY Lampshade (icosahedron)

The latest lampshade I tried to construct.. It requires a bit of cutting from templates.

You will need 8 sheets of paper or card (A4, 180 gsm), templates (provided in the video description), double-sided tape and craft knife. It is really simple and easy to make.

Template 1: https://goo.gl/ap9nhB

Template 2: https://goo.gl/PaQUws

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fractaleye5 made it!(author)2017-01-30

An Icosahedron has 20 triangular shaped sides. But thanks very much for the project.

This is in fact a truncated Icosahedron (or Dodecahedron) where the corners are cut off. It is the same shape as a Buckminsterfullerene or a foot (soccer) ball.

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seamster made it!(author)2015-11-20

Very cool!

If you wanted to, you should share the templates right here on instructables as an attachment to a step. You just add them the same as a photo, and then users can grab them right here after watching your video.

Good stuff, thanks for sharing this great lampshade! :)

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EzyCraft made it!(author)2015-11-21

Thanks for the suggestion. I will look out for this.

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