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Picture of Duct tape lamp shade with design
I am not a lamp shade expert or something like that but I have seen many lamp shades made from different materials like plastic or cloth but one thing that no one could say was they saw a lamp shade made from duct tape.
 
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Step 1: What you will need.

Picture of What you will need.

To start this lampshade you will need the follows tools and supplies.

- A lamp preferably without a lampshade
- 1.25 mm or similar galvanized steel wire
- 2.5 mm similar galvanized steel wire
- Duct tape
- A4 filing sleeve (Not shown)

Tools
- Needle nose pliers
- Average pliers as shown in my Tool Roll instructable or similar
- Ruler
- Permanent marker (Not shown)
- Utility Knife (Not shown)


Step 2: Wires and wired up.

Picture of Wires and wired up.
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I started by making a ring that will become the bottom of the lamp shade. I just guessed the size since I wasn't to fuzzy about the size. I used the thick wire to make the skeleton of the shade and the thinner wire to keep it all together.

Once my ring was cut, I used the thin wire by rolling it tightly around of about 25mm of wire overlap.

The ruler was then used to check the roundness of the ring.  It is important to fix problems as you go along because a problem later on could be disastrous.

The arm that was holding the shade to the lamp bend so that it interlocks into each other. The arms was made by bending it into a U shape first and then by bending the arms backwards.

Once the arms are done, add them to the lamp and place the wire ring on top. 
parismtb2 years ago
I just covered my lamp shade with duct tape, but, thanks for the idea!