DIY Lampshades: Create A Modern Drum Lampshade! Free class

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

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5 Videos (12m)
    • Introduction

      1:21
    • Materials Needed & Process Steps

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

      4:58
    • Pro tips & tricks

      1:12
    • DIY Lampshades others have made

      1:11

About This Class

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Learn how to make a custom drum lampshade at home, using your own fabric, so you can coordinate it perfectly with your home decor!

Drum lampshades have a modern, yet timeless, silhouette, and suit many styles of lamp bases. Unfortunately, they are pretty expensive to purchase in the store - because of their shape, they are not easily stackable, and therefore cost a lot to ship. The good news is that making your own custom shade at home is much easier than you might think.

Kiri, Founder of I Like That Lamp, shares the overall process and techniques for making your first lampshade in this Introductory course. 

Make A Lamp You Love!

58 of 60 students recommendSee All

Great information about the ratios relating to lamp dimensions and corresponding frame sizes. The narrator is a lovely young lady, which was a nice bonus. It is only for drum shades.
Easy to follow instructions!
Yes, very inspiring

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Kiri Masters

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

Hello! My name is Kiri, and I'm a bit crazy about lamps!

My goal is to show people that making your own lighting is a fun weekend activity that’s much easier and affordable than you’d think. Whether you’re making a lamp for your own home or as a gift, you’ll have everyone saying, “I like that lamp!”

I started making my own lamps and lampshades when I couldn’t find stylish and affordable lighting for my new apartment. Upon realizing that sourcing the components could be difficult and confusing, I set about creating a customisable DIY lampshade kit. These kits allow you to make your very own high-quality, custom lampshade exactly to your specifications (both size and design), for much less than a designer lampshade.

I hope these kits & tutorials help you in your own lamp making adventures. If there is a specific lamp-making project you’d like to see on the site, connect with me on social media, email or right here on Skillshare!