Introduction: How to Make a Japanese Lampshade.

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This time, I try to make a lampshade.
Because, this lampshade tears...
How to make is simple.
I blow up a balloon, and I put a Japanese-paper on one.
I give it a try!!

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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a balloon
a Japanese-paper
a wood glue
a brush
a bamboo stick

Step 2: Blow Up the Balloon

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Air the balloon and blow it up.

Step 3: Mix the Wood Glue and Water

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Both are one to one.

Step 4: Prepare the Japanese-paper

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It's called "shoji paper" in Japanese.

Step 5: Cut the "shoji Paper"

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Cut it into a square

Step 6: Paint the Wood Glue

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Paint the wood glue

Step 7: Like This

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Put the "shoji paper" in the whole of the balloon.

Step 8: Bend the Bamboo Stick

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Bend the bamboo stick with a pan.

Step 9: Boiling

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It boils for five minutes.

Step 10: Like This

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Step 11: Wind the Bamboo Stick

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Wind the bamboo stick on the balloon.

Step 12: Finally

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Finally, break the balloon.


Saurabh Raghuvanshi (author)2014-09-22

really amazing lamp.. I just loved it.. if Japanese paper is not available, can u suggest any other papar ..

Thank you for comment! You can make it of thin paper!!

seamster (author)2014-08-19

Nice lamp shade! It looks very simple to make. Thanks for sharing this!

ishiyasu (author)seamster2014-08-20

This lamp shade is Japanese famous material! It's subdued light.

omnibot (author)2014-08-19

Really nice project. I think I'd cut the paper into strips and wind it in a spiral and either put a second layer on over the bamboo or put the bamboo on first.

ishiyasu (author)omnibot2014-08-20

Thank you for advice! I want touse that asreference

tofugami (author)2014-08-19

Awesome lamp. Where do you get the shoji paper from?

ishiyasu (author)tofugami2014-08-20

Thank you for comment! I got it from "TOKYU-HANDS". It's a Japanese home improvement center.

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