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DIY Lampshade

DIY Lampshade
45 min Easy

Light and airy – the pretty dandelion clock design on this lampshade makes it a luminous highlight!
Everyone‘s seen them and most of us have them hanging in our homes – traditional white paper spherical lampshades. They don‘t cost much and we can show you how to transform them into really cool designer pieces with just a few strokes of the pen. The airy dandelion clock design is quick and easy to create with the Lumocolor permanent marker.

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Step-by-step instructions

DIY Lampshade Step 1

Construct the lampshade according to the instructions. Cut out circular templates. Using the template as a guide, draw dotted circles with the pencil on the bottom half of the shade. Take care not to press too hard with the pencil.

Download circular templates

DIY Lampshade Step 2

Draw diagonal lines going out from the centre of the circle using the M line width Lumocolour permanent marker. The lines can be broken or of different lengths, but they should not extend beyond the edge of the circles you have drawn.
- Rub away any visible pencil lines carefully using the eraser.
- If you’d rather create a lampshade design in colour than in black and white, the Lumocolor permanent marker has 8 different colours for you to choose from.
- If the lampshade comes with an electric light fitting please follow the manufacturer‘s instructions.

DIY Lampshade Step 3

Now draw in the individual seeds of the dandelion clock. Draw short lines fanning out from the stem and put a little dot at the end of each line.
There should be a tightly packed ring of parachutes at the outer edge, with fewer towards the centre. You can leave some gaps, too, if you want, where the seeds have already flown away.

DIY Lampshade Step 4

Draw individual seeds and parachutes in the upper half of the shade, distributing them in a loose spiral up the shade and making them sparser as you get towards the top.

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
Lumocolor® permanent pen 317 Permanent universal pen M - Single product black 317-9 1
Mars® Lumograph® 100 Drawing pencil - Single product 2B 100-2B 1
Mars® plastic 526 50 Eraser in premium quality - Single product, size: 65 x 23 x 13 mm 526 50 1

Additionally required:

Paper lampshade, e.g. „Regolit“ pendant lamp shade from IKEA, light bulb and socket with cable, scissors

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