By Adeline Lobut

Choosing the proper lampshade can increase the temper of a room yet making lampshades via hand presents a uniquely person contact 50. Thrifty DIY Lampshades will give you a gorgeous but achieveable choice of lampshade initiatives that glance pricey yet do not need the cost tag to check to reinforce any home!

Each of the 50 initiatives is followed via basic directions, diagrams and illustrated by means of attractive images. valuable templates and stencils also are supplied that will help 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 allure - together with knitting, stitching, beading, decoupage, upcycling, papercraft and more.

So why now not enliven your decor with home made lamps in an abundance of kinds from modern stylish to common natural, vintage unfashionable to boho modern.

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5yd) • Pencil case • Sewing box Instructions The shade is covered with six different fabrics sewn together. Trace the pattern of one of the panels onto paper. Place the pattern onto the fabric. Cut all around the fabric, 1cm (3⁄8in) away from the pattern. Machine sew the six pieces end to end into a long strip. Place the strip onto the lampshade. Close up around the lampshade matching up the two ends. Tack (baste) then sew with small, invisible stitches. Turn under the top of the bell-shaped fabric over the top ring of the framework.

Memories Photo booth Materials • Lamp with 15cm (6in) lampshade • 10 small bulldog clips • 10 black and white passport-sized photos with different pictures Instructions Clip rows of four passport-sized photos showing different pictures on top of the lampshade using bulldog clips. Advice: make little themed lampshades: fancy dress, children, holidays, etc. You can also print your photos in black and white on cardboard and cut the strips using a cutter. Happy holidays Materials • Plain lampshade ring, 50cm (20in) in diameter • Flat lampshade ring with smaller ring, 50cm (20in) in diameter • Self-adhesive backing material, 30 × 162cm (24 × 461⁄2in) • Fairly thick linen panel, 30 × 168cm (12 × 65in) • White organza cotton, 50cm (20in) • PVC glue • Clothes pegs • Gouache or watercolours • Several images (plain on the reverse); displayed here: map, old postcards, etc.

5mm (1⁄4in) • Stitch used • Rice stitch: Work on an odd number of stitches, knit 1, purl 1 across the row = 18 sts across 10cm (4in), or 17 sts to make an odd number Instructions The cover of the lampshade is knitted by turning the knitting at each end. e. here 17 sts, as the knitting is then the same on all the rows. However, the knitting must be taut on the lampshade. Cast (bind)off when the knitting goes right around the lampshade when pulled slightly. Join the cast (bind) on row and the cast (bind) off row.

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