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Items Needed

  1. Black Cardstock or Construction Paper
  2. Lamp with Cloth Shade
  3. Exacto Knife
  4. Printer with Black Ink
  5. Gluestick or Rubber Cement
  6. Template Designs Found Below

Step 1: Purchase an ordinary floor lamp with a cloth shade, I recommend this one as the square shape makes it much easier to place the cutouts on it.

Step 2: Purchase Black paper online or from your nearest office supply store. I used construction paper, but black cardstock would be just as good if not better.

Step 3: Print the following designs onto their own full sheet of black paper.

Design 1

Design 2

Design 3

Step 4: Take your exacto knife (make sure the blade is still sharp) and cut out the printed pattern ignoring backgrounds. This is the hardest step and can take a while, it took me about 45 minutes to cut out all three.

Step 5: Take your freshly cut out sillouhettes and glue them to the inside of your cloth lamp shade. If you are using the lamp I recommended then you will not have to worry about the paper being to close to the bulb and burning, this probably isn’t an issue on other lamps but I can’t say for certain.

If you followed all the steps you should have a lamp that looks like the one above.

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