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Blue Lamp Shade

Blue Lamp Shade

No wonder that blue is the favorite color in southern countries: It's cool, yet, it radiates a comfort ambience. Find out how to make your own lamp shade – A table lamp shade covered with batik fabric.



  • White lamp shade
  • cable with socket
  • fabric with blue batik pattern (quantity depends on the size of the lamp shade: width circumference + 2 cm, height + 10 cm)
  • scissors
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • tesa® Double-sided adhesive tape

This is how to do it:

01

Collect all items and let's start!

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Step 1

02

Cut the fabric: Circumference of the lamp shade + 2 cm, height + 7 cm.

Fray the edges at top and bottom (3.5 cm on each side) by pulling the long threads out of the fabric.

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Step 2

03

Apply double-sided adhesive tape around the top and bottom borders of the lampshade; at the seam, apply a vertical strip of tape.

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Step 3

04

Apply a strip of adhesive tape to the back of a short side of the fabric.

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Step 4

05

Peel off the protective film from the adhesive tape on the upper border and from the vertical strip of the lampshade.

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Step 5

06

Place the non-stick short side of the fabric on the vertical adhesive strip, and press firmly. Now glue the fabric all around the upper border.

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Step 6

07

Peel off the protective film and wrap the fabric tightly around the lamp shade.

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Step 7

08

Peel off the protection film on the overlapping piece of fabric and glue it on crease-free.

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Step 8

09

To cover the cable with the remaining fabric, cut off a long, 2-cm wide strip. Cover the cable with double-sided adhesive tape.

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Step 9

10

Peel off the protective film and wrap the fabric tightly around the cable.

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Step 10

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