DIY Lampshades: Create A Modern Drum Lampshade!

Kiri Masters, Founder of I Like That Lamp: make a lamp you love!

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5 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:21
    • 2. Materials Needed & Process Steps

      2:53
    • 3. How to measure your lamp to figure out the perfect sized lampshade

      4:58
    • 4. Pro tips & tricks

      1:12
    • 5. DIY Lampshades others have made

      1:11

Project Description

Make a custom DIY drum lampshade with your own fabric

Overview

Awesome lamps don't deserve ugly shades! Make a custom drum lampshade to coordinate perfectly with your home decor, using your own fabric. You should be able to complete your lampshade within 1 hour, and have a completely unique shade for your home that will last for many years to come! 

Deliverable

A modern drum lampshade that reflects you & your home's style. Choose fabric in a hue that matches other elements in your room, or go wild with a colorful patterned print! 

Progress

It might take a few days to gather your supplies, but don't let that stop you from updating your progress earlier! Completing these activities will help you plan your project, as well as getting valuable feedback. 

  1. Upload a photo of the lamp base that you'll be pairing your lampshade with. If you need help figuring out what size lampshade you need, provide the dimensions of the lamp (height + width at the widest points) and I'll jump in with advice on lampshade sizing!
  2. Share an image of your chosen fabric - whether you're purchasing from an online store or using leftover fabric at home.
  3. Finally, when your lampshade is complete, share your finished masterpiece in the project gallery for all to see!

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