3. A wallpaper lampshade
Do you have a great looking lamp with some ugly or old lampshade on it?
Or because you are a DIY'er, you have many lampshade frames just ready to be
made into fabulous and decorative lampshades?
Either way, by using a piece of leftover
wallpaper, you can easily make a cost effective
lampshade...and one that will probably be the center
of attention in your room.
It will be easiest to do this craft DIY project
if you have the lampshade that was on the frame, as
it will act as your template for cutting your new
Remove the old lampshade and carefully undo the
seam where it has been attached together to form the
circle. You will notice that it is generally not a
straight piece of paper or fabric. It usually has a
curve in the flat design so using the template will
make this home decor project much easier.
If you don't have the luxury of having the old
lampshade template, you will have to make your own template. Using a large
piece of brown kraft paper, roll the lampshade frame onto the paper while
holding a marker at the top and bottom of the lampshade frame. Make a small mark
on the lampshade frame for a start and stop position. Be sure to give yourself
an extra 1" at least for overlap to attach the piece together.