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!
Step 1: Things you need
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
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
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.