I was delighted to discover Fog And Thistles paper cutout night lights.
Their simplicity and charm are quite delightful.
They’re not too expensive either Priced at $27.
Making a paper cutout lampshade
Cut out paper shapes are a great way to dress up and rejuvenate old boring lampshades.
During the day they may look quite plain like Rachel’s design below, but at night they come to life.
How to make a lampshade yourself
Cut out simple shapes in black paper and glue them to the inside of a plain lampshade with spray glue.
Chica and Joe have done a similar thing with a cityscape.
During the day all you see is the ribbon that was sewn down the middle with a thick white stitch and added to the bottom of the lampshade to look like a street.
If you find that a bit plain, there’s no reason why you couldn’t paint or stick the same design in colour to the outside of the lampshade making sure you positioned the design directly over the black paper inside the shade.
Add decorative elements to the bottom of the shade like beads, ribbons, feathers, tassled fringes (whatever you can find) hanging down from the shade to add interest.
Where can you find cutout shape ideas?
Search on the internet for Free Clip art Silhouettes and you’ll find loads to choose from THIS SITE
Have fun and tell me about it!
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