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The Ultimate DIY Lampshade


Updated February 26, 2014
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If you're looking for a quick way to spruce up your home decor, try The Ultimate DIY Lampshade. With a straight-from-the-store look, this chic piece of home decor is easier to make than you think. In five simple steps, this tutorial will show you how you can upgrade a plain, boring lampshade into a chic and sophisticated DIY light fixture. It's one of the easiest ways to update a room, without spending a ton of money.

The Ultimate DIY Lampshade


  • M-D perforated metal sheet
  • M-D hobby shears
  • 4 M-D metal rods
  • 1 Washer
  • Metal wire
  • 4 Small nuts and bolts
  • Lamp base with harp and finial


  1. Form the sheet into a cylinder (you can use a 2 liter bottle as a mold).
  2. Take wire and wrap around cylinder and “tie” to hold metal sheet into place.
  3. Install nuts and bolts into holes of perforated sheet to secure.

    The Ultimate DIY Lampshade
  4. At the top of the sheet opening push through the metal rods and connect it to the washer in the center.

    The Ultimate DIY Lampshade
  5. Place Lamp shade on top of the lamp base harp and secure finial on top of washer. You now have your finished product!

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