Drum Lampshades

HOW TO MAKE A DIY DRUM LAMPSHADE

HOW TO MAKE A DIY DRUM LAMPSHADE

Personalize Your Home and Learn How to Make a DIY Cylinder Lampshade From Start to Finish

Personalize Your Home and Learn How to Make a DIY Cylinder Lampshade From Start to Finish





What Will You Need?

What Will You Need?



 





Estimated Project Time

  • 1 hour to make the lampshade + 1 additional hour for the glue to completely dry

Estimated Project Time

  • 1 hour to make the lampshade + 1 additional hour for the glue to completely dry


 

Step-by-Step Instructions

 

 

Step-by-Step Instructions

 

STEP ONE:

Make sure that your fabric is ironed and free of creases before you begin. Then, peel the edge of the paper backing off and lay it down on the backside of the fabric so that it's flush with the edge. Continue peeling as you go and smoothing the styrene with your hand that isn't' rolling. It's fairly sticky so it stays in place nicely, but should you notice a wrinkle it can also easily be pulled back and adjusted.

 

STEP ONE:

Make sure that your fabric is ironed and free of creases before you begin. Then, peel the edge of the paper backing off and lay it down on the backside of the fabric so that it's flush with the edge. Continue peeling as you go and smoothing the styrene with your hand that isn't' rolling. It's fairly sticky so it stays in place nicely, but should you notice a wrinkle it can also easily be pulled back and adjusted.

 



STEP TWO:

Once the styrene is completely rolled out on the fabric, cut the fabric with a 1 inch overhang along each side.

 

STEP TWO:

Once the styrene is completely rolled out on the fabric, cut the fabric with a 1 inch overhang along each side.

 



STEP THREE:

Run a line of glue along the shorter side and attach it to the edge of the styrene. This will be the edge that eventually shows on the outside of the lampshade.

 

STEP THREE:

Run a line of glue along the shorter side and attach it to the edge of the styrene. This will be the edge that eventually shows on the outside of the lampshade.

 



STEP FOUR:

Using the binder clips roll the styrene into a cylinder until it fits the size of the lampshade ring. It takes a little bit of trial and error, but once a good fit is found rest the ring in inside the binder clips.

 

STEP FOUR:

Using the binder clips roll the styrene into a cylinder until it fits the size of the lampshade ring. It takes a little bit of trial and error, but once a good fit is found rest the ring in inside the binder clips.

 



STEP FIVE:

Add a line of glue along the edge of the fabric and then press it down. The ring should rest along the top of the styrene. As you press, use a moulding stick to gently tuck the fabric underneath the ring. You'll do this for both the top and bottom rings.

 



STEP FIVE:

Add a line of glue along the edge of the fabric and then press it down. The ring should rest along the top of the styrene. As you press, use a moulding stick to gently tuck the fabric underneath the ring. You'll do this for both the top and bottom rings.

 



STEP SIX:

Glue down the outside seam. Go bit by bit and wait for the glue to become tacky before moving on to the next part. It will take a few hours for your lampshade to completely dry.

 

STEP SIX:

Glue down the outside seam. Go bit by bit and wait for the glue to become tacky before moving on to the next part. It will take a few hours for your lampshade to completely dry.

 



Lastly . . . Enjoy Your Finished DIY Lampshade!


Lastly . . . Enjoy Your Finished DIY Lampshade!





Close (esc)

Popup

Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

My Mega Navigation

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now