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Easy cardboard craft!
This lampshade can be made easily out of cardboard. It requires few materials and it's pretty easy to make. Check out the tutorial and make one :)

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. Twinkling Patterned Lampshade - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out a piece of cardboard and draw stripes with a pencil on it (these stripes are the folding lines).
    Keep 2 inches gap between the strpes.
    Draw any kind of design between the stripes with a pencil.
    Use something hard with a pointy edge to pop holes on the design.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Twinkling Patterned Lampshade - Step 2
    Step 2

    BE CAREFUL: Place a thermocol sheet under the cardboard piece on a flat surface and then pop holes, otherwise you might pop your finger like I did!

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Twinkling Patterned Lampshade - Step 3
    Step 3

    When you're done with popping the holes, use highlighters to outline over the design. The colors of the highlighters (a small area around the hole) will sparkle when the lamp light is on, which looks beautiful.
    You can use other techniques for color reflection, I couldn't come up with anything else.

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Twinkling Patterned Lampshade - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, simply fold the cardboard along the stripes and glue the sides.
    Make a cover using a small piece of cardboard and glue it on the top of the folded cardboard (shade).

  • How to make a lamp / lampshade. Twinkling Patterned Lampshade - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you're done making the shade simply place it over the light fitting and see the magical light pattern!
    The light effect looks great when the room is dark.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Pretty cool!
Muhaiminah Faiz
Muhaiminah Faiz · Sylhet, Sylhet Division, BD · 302 projects
Thanks so much!
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