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Cardboard Craft
You'll love making this elegant floral lampshade. Grab the materials and get started.

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz from Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh • Published See Muhaiminah Faiz's 192 projects »
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  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Diy Floral Lampshade - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, decide the size (length and width) of the lampshade. The lampshade I made is arch shaped, 15 inches tall and 7 inches wide. I had to cut out a cardboard piece of 15 X 20 inches and bend 12 inches into an arch shape. Make sure to keep an inch extra while cutting the width because you'll have to glue and join the sides.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Diy Floral Lampshade - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now it's time to design. Take a pencil and draw some floral patterns on the cardboard piece (on the 12 inch part).

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Diy Floral Lampshade - Step 3
    Step 3

    When you're done drawing the flowers, take an anti cutter and carefully cut the sides of the flowers. Don't cut out the flowers, only cut the sides, keeping them joined in the middle. You can add more details if you want to. I added some dots by popping the cardboard.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Diy Floral Lampshade - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, join the sides using super glue as shown in the picture.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Diy Floral Lampshade - Step 5
    Step 5

    After gluing the sides of the shade you have to make the base and the top. Cut out 3 arch shaped pieces (1 for the top and 2 for the base) out of cardboard and make sure to measure the size before cutting. You can design the top as well. Simply glue the top on the top of the shade.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Diy Floral Lampshade - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue 2 arch shaped cardboard pieces together. Cut out a long strip of cardboard and glue it around them.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Diy Floral Lampshade - Step 7
    Step 7

    I painted the flowers with golden glitter paint.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Diy Floral Lampshade - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now attach the lighting system with the base of the lampshade and place the shade over it and DONE! Turn the light on to see the beautiful floral shades!

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