Lampshade Photo Display

Introduction: Lampshade Photo Display

After collecting a small pile of doodles and other knickknacks that I wanted to display, I found that my blank, boring lampshade was a perfect place to stick them. Since you don't use glue, it makes it a great easy to change photo album.

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Step 1: Supplies

     A lamp with a flat, non-pleated lampshade
     Pictures, doodles, valentines, magazine clippings, or whatever else you want
     Binder Clips preferably, but Jumbo Paper Clips work as well
     Tape, optional

Step 2: Attaching Photos Using Binder Clips

Simply hold your clip open, and slide your picture underneath. Viola! You now have a picture attached to the top (or Bottom) of the shade. I like to slide the back wire bit down so it's flush with the lampshade, but if you don't want to it's up to you.

Step 3: Attaching Photos Using Paper Clip

This method is a bit trickier, since the paper clip is more persnickety than the binder clip. I find it's easier to slide the clip on the lampshade, with the smaller side on the outside and the bigger bit inside, and then slip the photo into the clip. This is less potentially damaging to the photo than if you try to slide both on at the same time.

Step 4: Finishing Up

Now all you have to do is add all your pictures. Unless if you have really tall pictures, chances are you'll have a space in the middle that you can't fill with the paperclips. This is a great spot for stickers, or placing things with tape. Once you're done you'll have a great collage of memories that's much more practical than a scrapbook.

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