DIY Lamp

How To Make A Lampshade

Step 1: Materials

  • Piece of Wood
  • LED strip that can plug into wall
  • sandpaper
  • projector plastic
  • bracket
  • hot glue gun
  • plexi-glass
  • wooden dowells

Step 2: Cut Your Wood

You can do this in your desired shape, but we chose to use curves. Use a saw to cut the basic shape then sand it down and round the edges. Credit to Mr. Reams at Kealing Middle School for cutting our wood.

Step 3: Sand Your Projector Paper

Take your clear projector paper and sand it until it is opaque and looks like the second picture.

Step 4: Cut Your Wooden Dowels and Glue Them

Make two 3 inches long wooden dowels and sand the top and bottom. Glue the dowels on each side of the top of the wooden base. Take your square plexi-glass and place it on top of the dowels.

Step 5: Cut Your Opaque Projector Plastic

Cut your projector paper into trapezoids, 16.5 cm. by 18 cm, by 28 c. Cut out four trapezoids.

Step 6: Wrap LED Strip Around Dowels

Wrap LED strip around the dowels and down the back, attach with tape, glue or hot glue.

Step 7: Attach Trapezoids and Hot Glue Them

Attach trapezoids to glass and hot glue together on the sides.

Step 8: Final Product



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    3 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Very nice lampshade! I like the frosted look!