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Choosing the perfect lampshade can improve the temper of a room yet making lampshades through hand presents a uniquely person contact 50. Thrifty DIY Lampshades provide you with a stunning but conceivable choice of lampshade tasks that glance dear yet shouldn't have the associated fee tag to check to augment any home!
Each of the 50 tasks is followed by way of basic directions, diagrams and illustrated by means of appealing pictures. necessary templates and stencils also are supplied that can assist you grasp the elemental ideas, no matter if you're a whole beginner or knowledgeable DIY-er.
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Glue the pompoms to the ends of the ribbons. Sew beads above the pompoms. To make it sturdier, the paper can be draped around a Japanese paper ball shade. 8cm (12 x 251⁄4in) • Wooden clothes pegs • Pencil Instructions Iron the fabric to remove any creases. Glue the fabric onto the self-adhesive backing material, gradually lifting off the protective film. 5cm (5⁄8in) excess of fabric at the top and bottom. Fold and glue the excess to the reverse. Enlarge the text, removing the coloured areas to produce a stencil.
Vary the degree of pressure to create different effects. Leave to dry, then move the stencil, checking that it is always well positioned, both horizontally and vertically. You could reproduce the same stencil on the wall. Floral silhouette Materials • Sheet of Cromático tracing paper, 200g (7oz), colour Spring and Yellow, 50 × 65cm (20 × 26in) Thibierge & Comar • Lid of a Camembert cheese box • Double-sided sticky tape • Neoprene glue • Tube of mandarin-coloured wood paint • Plastic wire housing: plastic cylinder that screws onto an electricity cable and holds the pendant light fitting in place • Wooden pencil and eraser • Set square • Protractor • Extending compasses (or traditional compasses, string and drawing pin) • Scissors • Electrician’s screwdriver • Precision cutter • 2mm (1⁄8in) hole punch • Drill with 5mm (1⁄4in) drill bit • Paintbrush Instructions The pendant is made up of two overlaying tracing paper lampshades.
Wind the necklace around the framework of the chandelier. Add the large, coloured-crystal drop beads. Cut the ribbons to a length of approximately 40cm (16in). Slide on one or two beads per ribbon. Tie the ends of the ribbons to hold the beads in place. Hang the ribbons, leaving the ends loose and ensuring that they are far enough away from the flames of the candles. Slip the candles into the candle holders. Woven ribbons Materials • Lampshade frame, height 20cm (8in), diameter 20cm (8in) • 1 rectangle of self-adhesive backing material, 20 × 70cm (8 × 28in) • Assortment of satin ribbons, 1cm (3⁄8in) wide • 2m (2yd) of braid, 2cm (3⁄4in) wide • Vinyl glue • Pins • Cardboard • Double-sided sticky tape Instructions Set up a weaving loom on the cardboard.