City Lights Lampshade

Being a crafter that truly enjoys a good upcycling project, I thought you would enjoy this beautiful Cityscape Lampshade that I discovered on the Just Crafty Enough blog. Turning something that would typically be thrown away into a useful and “oh-so-pretty!” home décor piece really makes my heart sing.

City Lights Lampshade

Would you believe that this was a lampshade that was about to be thrown away? With a little spray paint, a pin, and a few additional supplies this inexpensive, almost retired lampshade was given a new life. This project is all about using what you already have on hand.  As you can see, a dark color works best so that when the light shines through the holes the design really pops.

If you want to change the color of your lampshade you will want to do that step first. Next, print out or draw the design that you want to show through your lampshade. Tape it to the shade using a low tack tape, like painters’ tape or even washi tape (if you’re a paper crafter I know you have some in your stash!). Using your pin or paper piercer, poke holes along the outline of your design. Finally, remove the tape and paper pattern. All that’s left is to enjoy your beautiful lampshade.

I hope you’ve been inspired to give this fun project a try.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a very creative day!


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Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Design For Lampshade
  • Lampshade
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush