How to Make a Superhero Custom Lampshade for a Child's Room

February 22, 2017 1 Comment

How to Make a Superhero Custom Lampshade for a Child's Room

 

This tutorial is authored by contributor Alina Thomas.

I’ve been looking for a way to make my son’s nursery look more like a toddler room now that he is growing up. When I came across the amazing DIY projects over at the “I Like That Lamp” website, I knew that making a custom lampshade would be the perfect detail for his room. Since he loves all things superhero, I immediately purchased some superhero fabric for it.

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Here are the supplies I used for this project:
  1. Lamp Base
  2. Fabric
  3. Scissors
  4. Paintbrush (to apply the glue)
  5. The Lampshade Kit by I Like That Lamp:

 

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The steps I followed were exceptionally quick and easy!

Step 1

I first ironed my fabric to make sure there were no wrinkles.

How to Make a Superhero Custom Lampshade for a Child's Room Tutorial - Shop DIY lamp crafting supplies at www.ilikethatlamp.com

Step 2

Then I placed it face-down and applied the adhesive styrene on top.

How to Make a Superhero Custom Lampshade for a Child's Room Tutorial - Shop DIY lamp crafting supplies at www.ilikethatlamp.com

Step 3

Next, I trimmed the fabric leaving half an inch overhang on all sides (except on one of the short sides) so that I could attach the lamp rings to the styrene later.

How to Make a Superhero Custom Lampshade for a Child's Room Tutorial - Shop DIY lamp crafting supplies at www.ilikethatlamp.com

Step 4

When I was done trimming, I glued the fabric overhang on the short side, to the styrene.

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Step 5

The next step was rolling the styrene into a cylinder and attaching the butterfly clips on both ends of the cylinder to keep it in place.

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Step 6

Lastly, I added the two lampshade rings and used tacky glue on the overhanging fabric to secure the rings to the styrene edge.

How to Make a Superhero Custom Lampshade for a Child's Room Tutorial - Shop DIY lamp crafting supplies at www.ilikethatlamp.com

Voila! It was that easy!! 

How to Make a Superhero Custom Lampshade for a Child's Room Tutorial - Shop DIY lamp crafting supplies at www.ilikethatlamp.com

I am so excited with the results and I can’t wait for my little one to see it! I know he is going to absolutely love it!!

How to Make a Superhero Custom Lampshade for a Child's Room Tutorial - Shop DIY lamp crafting supplies at www.ilikethatlamp.com

How to Make a Superhero Custom Lampshade for a Child's Room Tutorial - Shop DIY lamp crafting supplies at www.ilikethatlamp.com


About the author of this tutorial:  I am a wife, a mom, and a wedding photographer based in Lynchburg, Virginia. You can see more of her photography at www.alinathomas.com

 

 

 



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