Download PDF by Adeline Lobut: 50 Thrifty DIY Lampshades. How to Make a Lampshade in 50

By Adeline Lobut

ISBN-10: 1446365875

ISBN-13: 9781446365878

Choosing the appropriate lampshade can improve the temper of a room yet making lampshades by way of hand offers a uniquely person contact 50. Thrifty DIY Lampshades offers you a stunning but a possibility selection of lampshade initiatives that glance dear yet do not have the cost tag to compare to reinforce any home!

Each of the 50 initiatives is followed through easy directions, diagrams and illustrated through appealing images. valuable templates and stencils also are supplied that can assist you grasp the fundamental concepts, even if you're a entire beginner or a professional DIY-er.

Features a various variety of types, strategies and fabrics for large charm - together with knitting, stitching, beading, decoupage, upcycling, papercraft and more.

So why now not liven up your decor with hand-crafted lamps in an abundance of kinds from modern stylish to ordinary natural, vintage unfashionable to boho modern.

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Draw some flowers, stems and umbelliferae leaves. Remove all the gaps between the flowers and the foliage by using the precision cutter (make sure you retain the margins around the edge). Perforate all the flowers with the 2mm (1⁄8in) hole punch. Yellow tracing paper: Make the second lampshade in yellow tracing paper by transferring the pattern from the green tracing paper with the same dimensions. Add a turn-back for closing up the lampshade and trace a third curve starting at O, but cutting the straight line AC 1cm (3⁄8in) above point C (see the yellow areas on the pattern).

Figure 2 AB = radius, large ring of the shade AC = height of the shade CD = radius, small ring of the shade Trace a straight line passing through B and D, to find O, the centre of the curves passing through A and C. Calculate the angle for the opening: {(AB − CD) × 360}/AC. Transfer this angle onto O. You will need a ring 8cm (31⁄4in) in diameter with a 5cm (2in) smaller ring for the top, at the point where the electrical fixtures will be integrated, and a 15cm (6in) ring for the bottom. Cut out a rectangle of fabric a little larger than the shape cut from self-adhesive backing material and iron it carefully so that there are no creases.

Apply a little PVA glue to the strips of raffia paper. Glue the strips vertically, spaced at regular intervals. Use the cutter to cut holes between the strips. Lampshade assembly Close up the cover into a ring the diameter of the lampshade. Stick together with some double-sided sticky tape. Glue the weaving onto the lampshade frame. Apply a little PVA glue to the top and the bottom of the frame. Turn under 1cm (3⁄8in) at the top and bottom of the shade, towards the inside. Hold in place with clothes pegs.

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