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Fun Paper Craft!
I made this lampshade out of paper, surprised? Check out the tutorial and make one yourself!

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. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a round piece of paper. You will need a lot of them.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 2
    Step 2

    fold the round paper into half and then into even thirds. Use a pencil or pen to draw a pattern on it and cut them out using a scissor.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut snowflakes of different sizes (large, medium, small). First glue the large and medium ones. You'll need the small ones for filling the empty spaces. Cut out 3-4 snowflakes of the same pattern and size, because you have to glue at least 3 layers of paper to make shade as sturdy as possible. To make sure the snowflakes are identical, place a folded cutout snowflake over another similarly folded paper and trace around the cutout pattern with a pen or pencil and then cut them out.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mix two parts glue and one part water. Stir the mixture of white glue and water until it is thoroughly mixed. Use a brush for applying the mixture on snowflake (paper).

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 5
    Step 5

    Blow up a balloon and start gluing the snowflakes on the balloon. Apply white glue mixture on the snowflake with a paint brush and stick it on the balloon.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make sure all the snowflakes intersect one another while gluing.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 7
    Step 7

    After you complete the first layer glue the second layer of snowflakes and then the third. After gluing all the layers, the main design might seem a little messed up but don't worry it won't effect the shade. Besides you can use a scissor to cut out small pieces to reveal the design after the shade is dried. When you're done gluing all the snowflakes (including layers) apply another coat of white glue mixture over the whole shade with a paint brush. Don't cover the whole balloon, keep the lower part of the balloon empty.

    I applied golden fabric paint around the edges of the cutout patterns, it looks great!

    After the shade dries simply place it over the lamp and switch it on to see the magic light effect! I was happy to see the final result.

    Enjoy!

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now wait until the shade is completely dry. Allow the shade to dry overnight. After the shade is completely dry pop the balloon and carefully take it of from the inner part of the shade. The popped balloon might squeeze the shade so be careful and gently take the balloon off.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 9
    Step 9

    Apply a coat or 2 of paint on the shade and wait until it is completely dry. I painted the shade in black. Paint can make the shade a little more sturdy. I also painted golden borders using gold acrylic paint.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 10
    Step 10

    Set light fitting.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Fantasy Light Burst Lampshade - Step 11
    Step 11

    Simply place the shade over the light fitting and enjoy the beautiful light effect!

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1401 projects
It's beautiful!
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