Jack-o-lantern Shade Covers




I created these paper shade covers for the chandelier above my kitchen table. The chandelier already had existing shades, so these shade covers helped dress them up. They give off a soft orange glow and are a fun and festive way to help celebrate Halloween. 
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craft paper
exacto knife
orange scrapbook paper (the large, square cardstock kind)
double sided scotch tape

Step 1:

Make a template of your shade by tracing the outline on craft paper.  Roll it along the craft paper and trace the outer edges. Begin and end with the seam, making sure to leave a little overlap on the end.

Step 2:

Cut out your paper template and try it on the shade.  Make any adjustments necessary.

Step 3:

Draw a jack-o-lantern face or any shape you desire on the template and cut out using exacto knife.

Step 4:

Trace your template and cut out design and shape on the orange paper.

Step 5:

Wrap the paper around the shade and secure on the back side using double sided tape.  Use the side opposite of the one you cut.  Then, you don't have to worry about seeing any stray tracing lines.

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    Fionna the human

    2 years ago

    I'm very impressed!!! I'm definitely going to use this idea next year. Thanks for sharing. :)

    What a great idea! Such a fun and innovative way to add halloween decor around the house! Love it! :)