Use the 3Chooks Lampshade Making Kit to create unique lampshades.
Our lampshade kits are available in a range of sizes - with diameters of 20cm, 25cm 30cm, 35cm, 40cm and 50cm create table lamps, bedside lamps, hanging pendants and more.
NEW - Gooseneck Kits now available
Make matching lampshades using our double kits.
Custom size kits available.
Here at 3Chooks we are passionate about helping creative women learn the art of lampshade making. We do this by sharing our expert knowledge so that our customers connect, learn a new skill, and gain the ability to create affordable lighting at home with any choice of fabric.
Check out this quick video to see a lampshade being made from start to finish using our Lampshade Making Kits - timelapse style.
Old Chinese Proverb:
When the lamps in the house are lighted it is like the flowering of lotus on the lake.
1. What The Professionals Use
Our lampshade paper is
Engineered for lampshade making
Anti-static - its dust resistant which means less cleaning...hip hip hooray!
UV stable - won't discolour or yellow over time
Flame retardant - has passed the Glow Wire Test by the Lighting Association
Safe to use - no need for spray adhesives with nasty fumes, plus its flame retardant
Dent resistant - if you accidentally bump it, its not going to dent, keeping your lampshade in good shape for longer
Easy to clean - just wipe with a damp cloth, or to remove sticky adhesive wipe with a tiny drop of eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil and it comes straight off with no residue left behind.
Easy to use - peel back the release paper and laminate to any fabric
Easy to handle - 70cm width makes it easy to handle on any normal dining or trestle table
Long Lasting - being UV stable, dent resistant and easy to clean this product will give you the joy of lamp light for many years to come
Easy to measure and cut - using the grid-lined release paper its easy to cut with normal scissors or a rotary cutter
If you make a mistake, you have another chance - if you accidentally laminate your fabric crooked, don't worry, you have another chance - carefully peel it off and stick it back on your fabric one more time.
2. Quality Ring Sets
Australian made quality lampshade frames ensure a strong finished product unlike inferior imports.
3. High Tac Craft Glue
Fast drying high tac craft glue by Helmar is Australian made, lasts longer than tape, and is super easy to use.
4. Easy To Follow Instructions
Beautifully presented simple step-by-step instructions with clear descriptive photos.
5. Cotton Tape
Binding your rings with cotton tape ensures a professional finish and ease of use with your glue.
6. Cute And Fun Packaging
Delight in design that brings joy and excitement, pleasure and fun!
7. Choose A Fabric You Adore
With endless possibilities create the lampshades of your dreams. Try fabric, wallpaper, giftwrap, feathers, glitter...anything! (NB: fabric not included)
Create new lampshades with your choice of fabric
Revamp old / broken / mouldy / dusty lampshades you've got lying around the house or hidden away in the attic
Make lampshades as gifts - birthdays, Christmas, thank you gifts
Make themed lampshades - a fishing lamp for Dad, a unicorn lamp for your daughter/niece, a Star Wars lamp for the fan
Make lamps to perfectly match your style - bedside lamps that go beautifully with your new bedspread, a pop of colour in your living room to set off your favourite painting
Feature incredible fabrics in your home without having to spend a fortune. Lampshades require a surprisingly small amount of fabric to make, instead of spending thousands to recover a lounge, spend a fraction of that making a lampshade that will highlight the fabric and last longer too.
Re-capture some time for yourself to relax, make beautiful handmade crafts, and simply enjoy the moment
How big will my finished lampshade be?
Your lampshade will be 23cm tall with a diameter matching the size you purchase - 20cm, 25cm, 30cm, 35cm, 40cm or 50cm.
We can also put together custom Kits with your choice of height for the lampshade, different sized rings, or even with European washer fittings (41mm instead of the standard 28mm). Contact us for a quote to fit your purposes.
Wire Ring Set - one plain ring, one fitted ring (28mm washer fitting)
Lampshade Paper Cut To Size (finished lampshade 23cm tall)
Helmar Craft Glue 50ml
Step-By-Step Full Colour Instructions
If you'd like to make two matching lampshades select a double kit - you will receive one kit with everything you need to make two matching shades.
For gooseneck kits, your lampshade will 9cm diameter at the fitting end, 20cm diameter at the larger end, 22cm tall on the longest side, and 13cm tall on the shortest side... like this - check out this blog for the gooseneck tutorial video, photos and written instructions - :
Watch this video to learn how to perfectly roll your lampshade edges.
Love the lampshade kits but feeling a little apprehensive?
Sometimes people are a little anxious about giving a new craft a go. Would you prefer to learn in a relaxed, small group environment? Perhaps our Lampshade Making Workshops are for you?
A note about our packaging
Note: Our 20cm and 30cm kits come gorgeously packaged in the boxes pictured. Larger sizes including 35cm, 40cm and 50cm Kits will be packaged in recycled brown cardboard boxes.
"I love my lamp. I love the finished product; it's really professional and people comment on it when they visit.
"It was also surprisingly easy. Your instructions were great and although I found it fiddly to poke in the edges, it actually worked well and there's been no fabric astray in all this time (over 9 months).
"I'd definitely recommend the kits and would like to do more when I have time. I ended up running the fabric sideways to avoid having a sewn seam to get sufficient width for the circumference.
"Thanks for a fabulous product." Elspeth.
To read more about Elspeth's restoration project check it out in the Blog