For long, I had been wanting a pretty lampshade but staying in hostel never allowed me to buy one of those vintage ones. So instead, I made one. It is not very pretty in the materialistic sense. But it is do it yourself! Which means it’s easy and it’s your creation and you can be proud of yourself everytime you look at it.
So you would need:
1. Scissors, ribbon and acrylic paints
A white ivory sheet. Thick one. Not normal a4
A design from Pinterest that you aspire to paint on the sheet
Paint this design on the ivory sheet after your rough outline
Paste the ends of the Ivory sheet to make the shape cylindrical
Staple ribbon on either ends, I used rough paper strip only.
The end result would be :
I couldn’t go with the design that I planned but this one seems alright now.
For the lighting purpose you would need a 5 metre flexible wire link with low voltage bulb to insert in it
You can probably look for these at any supermarkets:
On a nail or a pin loop around the wire and the ribbon handle of the lampshade together to make it look like this:
I hope this was fun. Happy crafting