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Punched-Paper Lampshade

Embellish any lampshade with this whimsical punched-paper liner.





  • Roll of kraft paper or other inexpensive paper
  • Barrel lampshade
  • Pencil
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • 60-pound white paper, enough to fit around lampshade
  • "Classic Butterfly" Punch All Over the Page punch
  • Permanent double-sided adhesive roller
  • Colored vellum, enough to fit around lampshade
  • Bone folder
  • Lamp base fitted with low-wattage bulb


  1. Step 1

    Wrap kraft paper around shade; starting at seam, mark around top and bottom of shade with a pencil. Cut resulting shape from kraft paper.

  2. Step 2

    To create lampshade liner, trace kraft paper shape onto 60-pound white paper. Align white paper to inside of lampshade and trim slightly, if necessary.

  3. Step 3

    Punch white paper liner with "Classic Butterfly" Punch All Over the Page punch. Put punched butterflies aside.

  4. Step 4

    Use double-sided adhesive to attach colored vellum to white liner; trim vellum to match liner. Slide inside shade; use double-sided adhesive to attach to shade, if necessary.

  5. Step 5

    Score punched butterflies down middle; adhere to outside of shade with double-sided adhesive

  6. Step 6

    Place lampshade on a lamp base fitted with a low-wattage bulb.

The Martha Stewart Show, January 2011



Reviews (1)

  • Bun 9 Jan, 2011

    Where can I find long pieces of vellum and white paper to make this project?