Children’s lampshades

March 21, 2009 at 4:39 pm 5 comments

tweettweet-lamp-night

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.

bunny-jump-night

giraffe-nightlight

You can see more of Rachel Webers Cut Paper Art and lighting in her Etsy store or check out her blog Fog and Thistle

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.

tweettweet-lamp-day

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.

inside-lampshade2

nightskylampshad

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.

nightskylampshad-day

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.

and/or

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.

dangly-bit-lamp-shade

Like this from Roberts Media Team, but fewer bits and pieces if you want the cutout design to show through!! 🙂
(Great site by the way)

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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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carmen Torbus  |  March 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    These are great!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!!!

    Have a great day!

    Carmen

    Reply
  • 2. Fog and Thistle  |  April 3, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my night lights. So nice to discover your blog this way!

    Reply
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  • 4. kids bedding  |  March 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    gud post.like ur kiddsbeding.we r also planning to hv a kiddsbedding.

    Reply
  • 5. nicki  |  July 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    They are very prety but any thoughts/concerns about the paper heating up and risk of fire damage?

    Reply

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