Browse All Recipes

Like on Facebook

Daily Newsletter

EBook - Buy One Get One!

HomeTipsEbook

iTunes | Stagetecture Radio

Ronique Gibson - Stagetecture.com | Blog Talk Radio Feed

Most Recent Posts

  • A Grilled Vegetable Menu for a Healthy Labor Day Party
    A Grilled Vegetable Menu for a Healthy Labor Day Party
  • Homeownership: Building the Dream in Australia
  • How to Create an Autumn Mantel this Season
  • Brussels Sprouts Slaw Salad Recipe
  • Easy Meal: Savory Caprese Burger Recipe
  • Dinner Meal – Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe
Posted by

Weekend DIY Craft Project: Make Yourself a Custom Lampshade

Entry #1473, August 17, 2012

A lampshade is a decorative fixture that diffuses the light from the bulb to produce a soothing lighting effect in your room. Lampshade designs vary in so many ways to match your room design or theme. If you are thinking about customizing your interiors to coordinate in color, patterns, or more, here are tips to create a custom lampshade from Design Sponge.

custom lampshade

Create a custom lampshade for your interiors

All images via Design Sponge

You can always find well-designed lampshades in your favorite furniture store. But don’t you adore it more if you make it on your own? You will definitely agree that creating a lampshade with your own hands is priceless. All you need is a couple of hours and extra effort to build one.

Making a custom-made lampshade only takes a few steps, here’s how:

Materials Needed

  • fabric
  • pressure sensitive styrene
  • fabric or paper tape
  • measuring tool
  • pencil or marker
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue
  • paint with brush
  • sewing kit
  • tie wire
  • pliers
custom lampshade2

Layout the pattern for your lampshade

custom lampshade3

Creating the template for your lampshade

Directions

  1. Determine the dimension of your shade. You may use the measurement of your old lampshade for accuracy. However, you can adjust the measurement according to your preference.
  2. After getting the measurement, cut the tie wire using your pliers and shape it accordingly like a ring. There are two rings that you have to make. One for the top and the other for the bottom part.
  3. Attached a Y-shaped tie wire on the top ring of your shade. This part will serve as the shade hanger.
  4. To secure the shape, intertwine the ends of the wire. Do this carefully so as not to damage the shape.
  5. Prepare the fabric. Ensure that you maintain its cleanliness and fluff.
  6. Lay down the pressure sensitive styrene. It has two sides wherein one is sticky enough to hold fabric firmly. Stick the fabric to the peeled section of the pressure sensitive styrene. Make sure that the fabric is properly attached to the pressure sensitive styrene.
  7. Slowly roll the fabric with pressure sensitive styrene onto the tie wire rings to form the shade. Glue the fabric seam and tape it on the outer part.
  8. Do a running stitch to seam the fabric.
  9. To cover the tape and stitches, cut a piece of fabric and glue it on the edge. This will provide a clean look on your shade.

custom lampshade4

custom lampshade5

custom lampshade6

Just be selective with the pattern of the fabric. It should be able to look consistent and unbroken even after cutting.  With continuous pattern, the shade will appear elegant as the shade being sold commercially.

Watch Stagetecture’s You Tube Channel for more DIY ideas

 

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Receive Stagetecture's Daily Lifestyle Ideas

FREE - Daily emails with recipes, home decor, D.I.Y, and lifestyle tips! : ) Who doesn't need help?

0 0 2464 17 August, 2012 By Room, D.I.Y., Tips For Your Home August 17, 2012

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Stagetecture Favorites

  • Homeownership: Building the Dream in Australia
    Homeownership: Building the Dream in Australia
  • Family Moving: Is Your Family Ready for a New Home?
  • I’m Ready for #Cersaie Tile Show – Bologna Italy – Sep 22-26
  • Finding Hidden Storage In Your Small Bedroom
  • Kitchen Organization: How to Add a Multifunctional Island
  • How to Create a Shared Guest Room and Playroom
  • Back To School Lunch Ideas: Change the Brown Bag Routine

Join Me

Search

About Me

Stagetecture combines my passions - architecture, home staging, organization, food recipes, decor, and everything home! Poke around, stay awhile, there's something here for you!

-Ronique Gibson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Ronique's Full Profile

 Meet Stagetecture Contributors  

My Writing Services

Writing Services
BlogTourLA_Stagetecture

Pinterest Favorites

  • A Grilled Vegetable Menu for a Healthy Labor Day Party
    A Grilled Vegetable Menu for a Healthy Labor Day Party
  • Stagetecture Radio is now on iTunes – 3 Ways to Listen in!
  • Guest Blogger: Designing a Safe Bathroom for Seniors
  • Guest Blogger: How to Create an Inspiring Reading Nook
  • DIY Saturday #41 – How to Paint Perfect Striped Walls (Video)
  • Guest Blogger: Achieving Nautical & Coastal Home Inspiration
  • Guest Blogger: Creating an Inviting Entryway for Your Home
  • Wedding Invitations: How to Save Money but still Keep Quality