Making a lamp shade

Avatar for edtree
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Registered: 03-29-2003
Making a lamp shade
Mon, 03-31-2003 - 5:12am
Does anyone know if it's possible to make a lamp shade from scratch? I just got a lamp at the Salvation Army for $1.50 that I just LOVE, but it is shade-less. I've priced new shades and they run from $20.00-$30.00 for the size I need. I just can't see spending all that on a shade! I wandered through Michaels the other day to see if they had something like a kit to make one, but they didn't. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 03-31-2003 - 6:06am
Hi Elizabeth, welcome to the board.

Yes you can make lampshades from scratch,

I dont really know how to make the skeleton

of the shades, what I do is look for

old ones at garage sales or thrift stores.

I look some more to see if I can find some

good instructions.


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