Life on the creative side

Recycled Magazine into Beautiful Lamp Shades

recycled magazine pages into lamp shade

Inspired by a lamp shade created by my daughter Kate, a recycled magazine was turned into this shade for an old lamp I’m fixing up for the extravaganza later this month. While the process turned out to be more challenging than I had anticipated, the result was even more beautiful than I had expected.

Supplies gathered for the project.

supplies for the paper lamp shade

Pattern cut from magazine page and ready to be rolled into a rosette.

magazine page cut to form rosette

Project in process, with some rolled rosettes glued to shade and more ready to be glued in place.

Detail of rosettes.

detail of rosettes

Inspiration shade

2 Responses

  1. If you don’t sell this lamp this weekend, can I please buy it from you?

    January 15, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    • Absolutely! Thanks for the inspiration!

      January 16, 2012 at 3:42 am