6 DIY Lampshade Ideas Which Will Brighten Up Your Home
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6 DIY Lampshade Ideas Which Will Brighten Up Your Home

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Carl Shave Carl Shave | September 25, 2014

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Keen to give your interiors an update but don’t want to break the bank? If you’ve been working with our team of bad credit mortgage brokers, you’ll probably be tying up lots of your hard-earned pennies in a mortgage on your brand new property. This might mean that, when it comes to decorating your new home, you may need to get a little crafty and creative! Here are 6 bright DIY lampshade ideas which will add instant visual appeal to any room.

1. The Key to Pretty Lighting

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Do you have a drawer full old rusty keys and no idea what any of them are for? Don’t throw them away during the spring clean, collect them instead, then turn them into this frankly fantastic, quirky key lampshade. Here’s the full tutorial.

2. Bright Idea Sharpie Shade

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Instantly give plain old lampshades a cool, graphic update by drawing on a kooky pattern using a permanent marker. We love this “bright idea” creation.

3. Recover & Revamp Lamps

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Found a fabulous fabric that you love? Use it to take your plain, tired out lampshade to another level altogether! Here’s a tutorial from Beach Vintage to show you how it’s done.

4. No Sew Ribbon Shade

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Not exactly the best with a needle and thread? No problem. This amazing woven ribbon lampshade update requires absolutely no sewing skills whatsoever. All you’ll need is the ability to criss-cross ribbons, a plain old lampshade and this tutorial from Mid West Living.

5. Amazing Doily Lampshade

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This isn’t technically a lampshade upcycle, but it’s just too amazing not to share. Your only ingredients are: a few old doilies from a charity shop, a big balloon and lots of PVA glue. This helpful tutorial from Emmmy Lizzzy will show you how to make your own incredibly pretty shade.

6. Drinks Can Tab Shade

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Start saving up the tabs from your fizzy drink cans to create this upcycled masterpiece! It’s actually surprisingly simple to make. Just strip back an old lampshade to its metal frame, then create an interlinking chain of tabs. Here’s the complete, ingenious tutorial in pictorial form.

Do you have any clever DIY projects for the home? How are you decorating your new property without stretching your budget? Share your tips and ideas with our readers below. Alternatively, if you’d like to learn more about how our bad credit mortgage brokers can help to find your ideal mortgage, call our team today on Freephone: 0800 9777840.

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