Decorate a Lamp Shade With Messages : Express Yourself!

Your lamps can hold a surprise message when turned on! All it takes is our FREE PATTERNS, some cardstock and an X-ACTO knife. (We also have a Silhouette cutter download!) We have a variety of messages all ready for you to print and cut out. What a unique way to “brighten” your home!blank630x20

Your lamps can hold surprise messages when they’re turned on! It’s just a matter of tacking a paper message behind your shade. This can be done using an X-acto knife, dark paper and a little patience, or if you’re lucky enough to have a Silhouette cutting machine, you can use that. I have FREE downloads for BOTH versions.

NOTE: This generally only works well on thin shades as thicker one’s will not allow the message to shine through. Make sure your lamp has a wide berth between the bulb and the shade so there’s no fire hazard.


Your lamps can hold a surprise message when turned on! All it takes is our FREE PATTERNS, some cardstock and an X-ACTO knife. (We also have a Silhouette cutter download!) We have a variety of messages all ready for you to print and cut out. What a unique way to “brighten” your home!blank630x20How To Decorate a Lampshade (Cutting By Hand)

SUPPLIES

  • Downloaded pdf patterns.
  • Printer
  • White paper, cardstock preferably
  • X-acto Knife
  • Spray adhesive

HOW TO

  1. Print your words of choice on paper or cardstock.  (Cardstock holds up better.)
  2. Lay your paper on a safe cutting surface and using an X-acto knife carefully cut around the edges and openings.
  3. Lightly spray the FRONT of your words with spray adhesive.
  4. Press the words inside the lamp shade.

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How To (Using Silhouette)silhouette.pattern.included

SUPPLIES

  • Downloaded Silhouette patterns.
  • Black or dark paper,  cardstock preferably
  • Spray adhesive

HOW TO:

  1. Open up the file of choice in your Silhouette software.
  2. Choose the messages you want and move the others off the page.
  3. The Silhouette patterns will allow you to make the patterns bigger or smaller if needed.
  4. Cut out your words using your Silhouette.
  5. Lightly spray the FRONT of your words with spray adhesive.
  6. Press the words inside the lamp shade.

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PDF Download

Silhouette Files Download

 

“Once Upon a Time” Graphic
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This is separate as it was created by another site.
You can grab their PDF download here.

Download Silhouette Version

 

Visuals

As I was out of black cardstock I used a darker blue which worked.

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Tack the words into place inside your shade.

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Your lamps can hold a surprise message when turned on! All it takes is our FREE PATTERNS, some cardstock and an X-ACTO knife. (We also have a Silhouette cutter download!) We have a variety of messages all ready for you to print and cut out. What a unique way to “brighten” your home!

 

 

Your lamps can hold a surprise message when turned on! All it takes is our FREE PATTERNS, some cardstock and an X-ACTO knife. (We also have a Silhouette cutter download!) We have a variety of messages all ready for you to print and cut out. What a unique way to “brighten” your home!

 

 

 

7 Comments

  1. Kathryn

    I decorated a lampshade for a room with a western theme. I downloaded pictures of mustangs in various poses and outlined them on brown construction paper. I cut them out and glued them on the inside of lampshades. They look so good when lamp is on . This was on a floor lamp and was done about ten yrs ago and is as good as the day I did it.

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