Pimp up your lampshades this Diwali, all by yourself
Get all creative and cover the lampshade with your favourite pictures and glitters this Diwali.more lifestyle Updated: Nov 07, 2015 14:54 IST
With Diwali round the corner, there’s no better time to light up your home with beautiful lamps. But you don’t need to rob a bank to buy those fancy lamps lined up in shopping malls. Give a new lease of life to the lamps you already own by revamping them with our cool do-it-yourself ideas.
Add some dazzle to your place by prettying up your lampshade with glitters. You can also use paint or fabric to revamp an old lampshade. You can also get creative and cover the shade with your favourite pictures or magazine cut-outs.
Here’s how to get started:
Your study will love this lampshade. Cover your lampshade with scraps of newspaper to make this artistic piece. You can do the same thing using magazine cut-outs or postcards.
Have friendship bands, rakhis and bracelets lying around? Quirk up your lampshade using them. You can also get embroidery threads in bright colours and make multi-coloured braids to use in this lamp project.
Have fabric pieces or scarves lying at the back of your cupboard? Put them to some creative use. Cut them in the dimension of your lampshade and stick it on the shade to pretty it up instantly.
Has years of dust taken a toll on your pastel-hued lampshade? Spin some floral magic by covering the shade with artificial flowers. Let this vintage lamp piece sit gracefully in your living room.
Let the artist in you shine out. All you need is a fork and some paints. Line your fork with paint and use it as a stamp to create an interesting pattern. You can come up with quirkier designs too.
Add some glitter to your room with this golden lampshade. Paint your entire lampshade with glue and throw over glitter on it. You can also mix different coloured glitter, instead of going for a single shade.
Make rosettes with small pieces of fabrics and pin it up on your shade artistically. To make fabric flowers, cut a 12 inch long and 3 inch wide piece of fabric. Fold it in half length-wise and secure it with glue. Roll it up tightly like a cinnamon roll, until it starts resembling a flower and glue the end. Make more such flowers and glue them on your shade in a beautiful pattern.
Go for this rustic lampshade for your lobby. Cover the shade with a wool yarn or a thin rope. Start from the bottom and keep going round and round till you reach the top. Pretty simple and super cool, isn’t it?
Let the light from this lamp bring back your fondest memories. Take prints of your favourite pictures. Glue the photos on the lampshade in a collage form. Isn’t this a perfect gift for your partner this Diwali?
Did you love geometry back in school? Stylise your lamp by creating a geometric pattern on the shade using fabric tape. Go for tapes in different colours and patterns to make an A-grade project.