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Crafting and DIY

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Lampshade Slipcovers

Update an old lamp with a custom-pleated paper shade that fits right over the old one.
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Seam-Binding Lampshade

Steps:2
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Whipstitched Lampshades

Steps:3
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Punched-Paper Lampshade

Steps:6
Embellish any lampshade with this whimsical punched-paper liner.
Materials
  • 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
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Flower-Outline Lampshade How-To

Steps:5
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Stenciled Lampshade

Steps:10
Materials
  • Paper-backed book cloth
  • Drum lampshade
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife (or scissors)
  • Cutting mat
  • Cardboard strip
  • Draftsman's circle template
  • Drafting tape
  • Small sheet of glass (palette)
  • Palette knife
  • 5 to 7 ounces each of acrylic paint in white and blue
  • 2 natural sea sponges
  • Matte medium
  • Spray glue
  • Clothespins
  • 1/2-inch-wide seam binding or twill tape
  • Craft glue
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Ghoulish Lamps

Steps:3
Light your home for Halloween with these darkly delightful ghoulish lamps.
Materials
  • Lamp with large, plain, light-colored shade
  • Alien template
  • Bat template
  • Draculina template
  • Frankenstein template
  • Jack-o'-lantern template
  • Pencil
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • 60-watt orange light bulb
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Nursery Lamp

Steps:9
Add a bit of charm to any nursery with this lovely bunny lamp.
Materials
  • Bunny template
  • 3M Spray Mount Artist's Adhesive
  • 1/2-inch MDF or plywood
  • Jigsaw
  • Sandpaper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Painter's tape
  • Drill with 3/16-inch bit
  • 3/16-inch dowel
  • Lamp base, lightbulb, and shade
  • Paint in chosen colors for bunny and lamp base
  • Paintbrush
  • Ribbon for wrapping lamp pipe
  • Double-sided tape
  • Pom-pom for tail
  • Shell button for eye
  • Ribbon for bow
  • Wood glue
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