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I didn't know crafting lamp shade would be this much fun, even last week I had no plan of making one. but now I have tons of ideas for lamp shades! Anyways, I tried to make a different lamp shade this time. It turned out to be really sweet and gentle. This ible will show how to make a twinkling patterned lamp shade. I hope you enjoy making it. Have fun!

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Step 1: Things you need

To make this lamp shade you'll need:

1) Cardboard
2) Scissor
3) Pencil and ruler
4) Thermocol sheet
5) Super glue and white glue
6) Anything with a pointy edge
7) Highlighters to decorate the shade
8) Lighting system (wire, bulb, bulb holder and plug)

Step 2: Making the shade

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Cut out a piece of cardboard and draw stripes with a pencil on it (these stripes are the folding lines).
Draw any kind of design between the stripes with a pencil.
Use something hard with a pointy edge to pop holes on the design. 
BE CAREFUL: Place a thermocol sheet under the cardboard piece over a flat surface and then pop holes , otherwise you might pop your finger like I did!
When you're done with popping the holes, use highlighters to outline over the design. The colors of the highlighters (a small area around the hole) will sparkle when the lamp light is on, which looks beautiful.
You can use other techniques for color reflection, I couldn't come up with anything else.

Step 3: Making the base

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I didn't make a new base for the shades, I used the one which I already made for the multiple shades. You can make a round base using the same technique. 
You'll need to cut out 5 cardboard pieces for the base as shown in the picture. Glue the four pieces one over another (1,2,3,4) except the top layer (5). You have to glue the top layer while adjusting the lighting system. 
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hi Muhaiminah Faiz i like the lamp shade you have made .i want to buy this .if you plz let me know will you make one for me .thanks you in advance .looking forward for your reply

awsm..every lamp shade iz awsom..
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  being human1 year ago
Thank you :)
Awsome i'able :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  zeyanimisbah1 year ago
Thank you :D
786Ayesha1 year ago
hey!Congrats.. :D
Congratulations!!! you won :)
Thank you Tarun! I'm really excited about it :D
Oh you should be :).
786Ayesha1 year ago
Conratulation in coming to the finalist.I hope your one will get the grand price as I really love this.Very creative,and looks very beautiful.All the best
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
Thank you very much Ayesha! I hope so, but I'm really happy to be in the final :D
Yaaay you are a finalist! I knew it! :D Congratulations!!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  lindarose921 year ago
Thank you Linda! being a finalist is worth it,because I popped my finger while making this lampshade!
I am sorry for your finger, believe me, I know what you mean! :)
shazni1 year ago
Congratulations in coming to the finalist! Hope you win :-)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  shazni1 year ago
Thanks! I'm confused about the winning, cause there are 18 finalists and 18 winning positions! :o
it look soooo cool and elegant!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  marcellahella1 year ago
Thank you! start making one, you'll love to have one in your room :)
nkawser1 year ago
Beautifully done!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  nkawser1 year ago
Thanks nkawser!
This lampshade is very cool!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Yashfa Zafar1 year ago
Thank you Yashfa!
Janyce121 year ago
I love this! I am already going through designs in my head. So simple (and cheap!). Thanks! :)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Janyce121 year ago
Thank you very much Janyce! I try to make simple and cheap ibles, upload a photo of your lamp when you're done :)
carmatic1 year ago
I do not understand what do you mean by the lamp reflecting the colours of the highlighters, from your pictures it seems that the highlighters are on the outside and so the light on the inside will not shine on it
For reflecting colours, I think that it can be achieved by colouring the entire inner surface , at the very least
If you get some coloured transparent or reflective material, such as gift wrapping, and also you use strings and sticks to make a simple 'scaffold' on the inside and carefully place the gift wrapping, it would create the most complicated patterns of colours that you can see from the outside through the holes
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  carmatic1 year ago
Check out this picture, I hope you can see the colors.
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  carmatic1 year ago
My camera couldn't capture the real color reflection, if I could show you (for real) I think you'd understand. I know there are many other ways for reflecting colors but this was the easiest. The colors of the highlighters truly sparkle when the light of the lamp is on, only a few area around the holes but it looks really nice. I'm not very good in explaining but I hope you understand or you can make one and see how it actually works. Thank you for reading my ible.
OMG... you are addicted ;), very cool. I always wanted to make a Moroccan style lamp and looks like you just made one and inspired me. Keep it up.
wow! thanks... I can't believe that I just inspired a lampshade expert!
ha ha, I am no expert Mam, I am just love lights. My version of moroccan lamp could have been made of metal but I like your idea to satisfy my appetite ;). Take care of your finger.
Well, you seem like an expert to me sir. I try to make things as simply as possible and with easy materials, but please do post a tutorial of moroccan lamp. Finger is taken care of, thanks.
Well...Thank you. I do believe in 'beauty in simplicity'. I am working on gathering the required material and then I will surely make one and post as iBle.
you're welcome! best of luck :)
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
i loveeeeeeeeeeeee this
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  sabu.dawdy1 year ago
Thank you so much sabu.dawdy!
shazni1 year ago
This is beautiful! so like tin punching only on cardboard :-)
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  shazni1 year ago
Thank you shazni! way easier to punch cardboard rather than tin and fun too.
Angel Judy1 year ago
This is too cute!
Muhaiminah Faiz (author)  Angel Judy1 year ago
Isn't it! Thanks jchowdhury!
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