15 Unique Craft Ideas for Adults to Make Lamp Shades

15 Unique Craft Ideas for Adults to Make Lamp Shades

by Priti on October 9, 2013

Innovative Ideas to Make Lamps – Adults Craft

Guess what? I have got something very interesting and unique to show you, yes…it’s a complete DIY (do it yourself) craft ideas to make a lamp. These lamps are very easy to make and the best part is you don’t need to incur heavy expenses. You must be thinking…what is so interesting about these lamps?

Let me do the favor of answering this question to you. These lamps are so special because these are all made up of low cost or recycled material, which you can easily get in your home. In fact, it can be nice craft idea for kids.

I know…one can get a variety of stylish lamps in the market, but will it satisfy you to that level which you will get when you will make it on your own. For me, the answer is no. It feels great when my friends complement me for my craft works and I love that feeling.

Uh…sorry! Enough of the talks, let’s begin with.

1. Paper Origami Lampshade

Paper Origami Lampshade

Paper Origami Lampshade

Now, that’s a perfect use of paper. If you are aware of the origami art i.e. the art of folding paper into various shapes, you may create wonderful lamps shades as shown here in the chestnut paper origami lamp.

2. Day Dream Lamp Module

Day Dream Lamp Module

Day Dream Lamp Module

Are you a day dreamer? Then, this day dream lamp module is specially for you.

3. Sculptural Pendent Lamps

Sculptural Pendent Lamps

Sculptural Pendent Lamps

Do you like it? Even, I do. Why don’t you try making this beautiful and creative sculptural pendent lamp and enhance the beauty of your home.

4. Hemp Pendent Lamps

Hemp Pendent Lamps

Hemp Pendent Lamps

Hemp pendent lamps are made using the fiber used to make ropes. That is what we call a natural beauty.

5. Fish Scale Lamp

Fish Scale Lamp

Fish Scale Lamp

A fish scale lamp inspired from the fins of a fish, gives it a look, as a fish is right in front of you. But for the first time, not in water.

6. A Tea-pot Lamp

Tea-pot Lamp

Tea-pot Lamp

You must be having some tea-pots which are old and cannot be used to serve or may you have broken the set, here is how you can use it again to make a tea-pot lamp and make it look pretty then never before.

7. A Cocktail Umbrella Lamp

A Cocktail Umbrella Lamp

A Cocktail Umbrella Lamp

Can you believe it, its a cocktail umbrella lamp which we usually throw out after the party ends. Now I have a reason to collect it again.

8. Latex Gloves Lamp

Latex Gloves Lamp

Latex Gloves Lamp

Yet again, a stylish and innovative craft ideas for kids. A latex gloves lamp made from hand-gloves that can be easily purchased from the market.

9. Japanese Lamp

Japanese Lamp

Japanese Lamp

A Japanese lamp made with recycled tracing paper and bamboo sticks. You can even make this lamp in other shapes using your own creative ideas and stick the bamboo sticks accordingly.

10. Photo Negative Lamp

Photo Negative Lamp

Photo Negative Lamp

Oh,my! Why didn’t I use this idea to recycle all my photo negatives,  never thought of such a brilliant idea of making this illuminating  lamp with old photo negatives.

11. Cloud Lamp

Cloud Lights

Cloud Lights

Have you seen the lighting’s in the clouds when it rains heavily? Now, you can make it on your own. A cloud lights is make with with the help of cotton using the paper as the base to stick it, perfect for decoration purpose.

12. Burlap Doily Luminaries

Burlap Doily Luminaries

Burlap Doily Luminaries

A burlap doily luminaries , made by using small handmade mats that we generally use as the table top.

13. A Test Tube Lamp

A Test Tube Lamp

A Test Tube Lamp

WOW! I wish this would have been taught to us in our chemistry labs. I just didn’t like my chemistry class, but I am quite sure that,  if my teacher would have guided me on this pretty idea of making a test tube lamp I would have never ever missed my chemistry class.

14. A Vintage Lace Trims Lamp

Vintage Lace Trims Lamp

Vintage Lace Trims Lamp

This stuff is purely for all those people who are in love with laces, like me. Since am too much into making crafts I have a collection of pretty laces, thanks to Annaboo’s House for inspiring  me with this great idea of making lamps with ropes and lace trims.

15. Recycled Wine Bottle Chandelier

Recycled Wine Bottle Chandelier

Recycled Wine Bottle Chandelier

I am feeling slightly drunk after seeing this innovative idea to recycle and make a chandelier from the wine bottles.

I hope you will love all these beautiful craft ideas that I have fetched for you and I would also love to know which one is your favourite lamp out of these 15. I like the 2nd one.

– has written 250 posts on kwikdeko. She is a pro blogger from India and a self-confessed photographer. She also writes for renowned magazines. You can follow Priti on Twitter

{ 16 comments… Thoughts? Plz leave a reply: }

1 poonam November 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

Priti, do you know what 110# paper is, I wanted to try making the fish scale lamp, its so beautiful! It calls for the paper, and my naive craft skills are not helping!

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2 Priti November 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Of course I would love to help you. 110 # paper is just a type of paper in terms of weight. Usually the one used for making business cards is 110# paper. Hope this helps… :D

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3 poonam November 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

sometimes theres just so much I want to do I wish I had few more hands…! ;)

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4 Priti November 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Our thoughts are quite similar. But, if we will have more than two hands we will be looking like species or an alien… ;)

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5 lavanya January 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm

really wow awesome no words to express blog i met…:)

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6 Shashank
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Thanks Lavanya for liking us…. dont forget to subscribe our blog via email….so that you don’t miss awesome posts we post here daily…

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7 lavanya January 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Thanks Shashank..its really nice to come to know..yeah sure i do subscribe..thank you..

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8 lavanya January 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm

hello Priti….as i have come to know your video on block printing..but i couldn’t find it over here..please help me out..as i am too into block printing..so want to know more new ideas n workshops in Hyderabad soo..thank you..:)

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9 Priti January 24, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Hey Lavanya! I have embedded a video on block printing here http://www.kwikdeko.com/blog/block-printing-india/ with written instructions…plz take a look at it…hope this helps you to learn the art of block printing! :)

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10 priyanka April 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

i need the tutorials for these lamps …do u have them??

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11 priyanka April 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Please reply, specially tutorial for the paper Origami Lampshade. please help me!! thank you :)

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12 Priti April 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Read the description of each lamp…links have been provided for the tutorials. :)

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13 priyanka April 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Priti , the link provided with first lamp is taking us to etsy.com website which allows us to shop for the lamp, but not the tutorials which you are supposed to provide. Please check your link once and let me know if you do not have tutorial for the first lamp (paper Origami Lampshade-chestnut origami-green and yellow one)

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14 Priti April 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Hey Priyanka, I have already sent you an email with an image showing how to make creases, and how to tie it up. That’s the best possible way I can explain. I didn’t find any tutorial for that but have tried to explain it to you via images, hope it helps. Thanks! :)

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15 Patrick Fuglsang October 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm

If you could be bothered I would love those images as well, since I’m fairly unexperienced with origami but for a result like that I’d gladly spend a few weeks experimenting, but images on how to make the creases would be a great place to start.

Other than that I just wanna say you’ve posted a lot of great ideas, and even though I only found this page 15 minutes ago I’ve signed up for the newsletter – keep the good stuff coming :-D

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16 srishti September 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm

hello. all of these lamps r jus too good to b appreciated in words… even i need the tutorial for d first one.can u plz mail it to me.

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