Produce professional custom lamp shades using this fantastic product. Cut your lampshade paper to any size or shape to suit the project you have in mind. Make drum, empire, tapered, rocket lampshades. The only limit is your imagination.
This lampshade paper is:
engineered for lampshade making
It has passed the Glow Wire Test carried out by the Lighting Association. It is a very safe product.
It is so easy to use! Just remove the release paper (which has a grid for easy cutting) and laminate your fabric to the self adhesive side. Check out the photos to see just how easy it is.
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.
Use this lampshade paper to ... you guessed it .... make lampshades! Create drum and cylinder shaped lampshades - any height and diameter that pleases you. Revamp old empire shaped lampshades (carefully pull the old ones apart and trace over the existing template). Recreate vintage looks or modernise antiques.
No longer are you constrained by what is available at the shops - create whatever your heart desires.
Plus you can use it to:
laminate your favourite poster onto a hard backing
use it as an alternative to blockmounting
with the offcuts we have made dolls house furniture, easter hat parade creations, wine glass shades (no rings required).
Follow these easy steps for a great result, every time.
Step 1: Lay your beautifully ironed fabric right side down on clean flat surface. Lay your lampshade paper (cut to size) on top of your fabric, ensuring you have at least 1.5cm excess fabric along the long edges.
Step 2: Make sure your fabric is right side down on the table and your lampshade paper has the release paper facing the wrong side of the fabric.
Step 3: Carefully peel back the corner of release paper away from the lampshade paper. Peel back and tuck under the lampshade paper.
Step 4: Keeping your fabric and lampshade paper lined up (ensuring you maintain your 1.5cm excess fabric edges), press the lampshade paper down onto the fabric, smooth it down.
Step 5: Continue peeling and pressing your lampshade paper onto your fabric, a little at a time, smooth it as you go.
Step 6: Continue peeling and pressing all the way to the end. Smooth the whole piece with your hands, flip your fabric and lampshade paper over, check for bubbles or creases and smooth out with your hands some more.
Check out this quick 20 minute tutorial featuring all the steps to make drum lampshades ... easy!
To work out your lampshade paper template for a drum lampshade you'll need to know the circumference of the shade and the height you wish your finished shade to be.
Circumference = 3.14 x Diameter
Once you know your circumference, add 3cm to that so that you have a reasonable overlap on your seam. Then your template becomes a rectangle with dimensions (Circumference + 3cm) x Desired Height. Cut your lampshade paper to this size and you're all set to start making.