Hello! Today I am sharing how I upcycled this boring looking lampshade into an interesting one by just using pattern papers and tape.
Below is a step-by-step guide on to how make your own lamp shade sleeve. I am calling this a sleeve because I did not remove the old cover. I just covered it up with a new sleeve that can easily be slid on and off and I can change the look when desired.
Step 1: Select pattern papers of your choice. I have chosen a DCWV paper stack from Itsy Bitsy.
Step 2: We need 4 panels for the lamp shade. One panel measures around 8x11". Cut two panels of 8x11". For the other two panels, keep a 1" margin (length wise) on both sides so that we can overlap the paper while sticking.
Step 3: Apply strong adhesive or double sided tape on the panels that have the extra 1" margin.
Step 4: Stick the 4 pieces together. Do not adhere the 4th panel to the 1st one yet.
Step 5: You may decorate it by adding some lace or punch out designs using border punches. I have used MS border punches to punch out some designs in contrasting brown color and glued them to the top and bottom end of the panels.
Step 6: Wrap the panels around the old lamp shade base and stick the fourth panel over the first one.
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