If you love to decorate your home with cost-effective home decor ideas, lamp shades made of coloured or white tissue papers could create an elegant atmosphere inside your home. Tissue paper lamp shades are easy craft, which you can do it yourself on a leisure day.

Tissue Paper Lampshade

Image 1: A sample of Tissue Paper Lampshade

Here is an easy process to make a tissue paper lamp shade.

Things you need:

  1. Determination, concentration, patience and 30 minutes
  2. A 50 cm x 75 cm coloured Tissue Paper
  3. Adhesive OR you can make it yourself. Take 3 cups of water in a saucepan and pour in it 3-4 spoons of flour. Place the mixture on gas stove. Keep stirring the mixture for 3 minutes or till it gets hard. Your adhesive is now ready to use.
  4. Electric Wire with a plug at one end
  5. An electric bulb holder with a bulb
  6. Mount Board for cutting out stripes (2.54 cm x 75 cm and 2.54 cm x 20.32 cm)

Process to make a tissue paper lamp shade:

Step 1:

Pick the tissue paper colours of your choice. You can either buy a 50 cm x 75 cm coloured tissue paper sheet from a nearby stationary or can order online from Wholesale Carrier Bags.

Step 2: (Optional)

Add some graffiti designs or drawings (spray painting, sketch pen or colours) if you want to make your lamp shade look contemporary.

Step 3:

With the choice of your coloured or white tissue paper sheet now stick 2.54 cm x 75 cm straight mount board stripes at both the horizontal ends respectively. Leave an inch gap while you paste the stripes so that you can fold it to cover the stripes from inside after giving it a shape. After pasting wait for 5 minutes.

Step 4:

Put the adhesive on the vertical edges of the tissue paper sheet. Now roll the tissue paper to make the appearance cylindrical and paste the vertical ends. Wait for another 5 minutes.

Step 5:

Measure the diameter. A minimum 6 inches or 15.24 cm diameter is required.

Step 6:

Now cut two more mount board stripes. The length of these two stripes should be two inches longer than the diameter. Suppose the diameter is 15.24 cm, then these two stripes should be 20.32 in length. The minimum and maximum breadth for these two stripes should be 2.54 cm. Mark the diameter on the stripes with a board cutter leaving 1 inch or 2.54 cm at both the ends.

Step 7:

Fold the stripes from the mark to paste it diametrically to make a plus sign. Wait for 10 minutes.

Step 8:

Make a hole with a pen or pencil in the centre of two stripes so that you can insert the wire with an electric bulb holder.

Your ceiling lamp shade is ready to hang.

Now if you want the same ceiling lamp shade as a floor lamp shade, you need to make a stand out of mount board, which you need to paste on top of the ceiling lamp shade. Turn upside down, your floor lamp shade is ready. Similar way you can create different shapes of tissue paper lampshades for your home decor.

Hope you have enjoyed creating a tissue paper lampshade for your home decor.

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