How to make a paper lampshade: origami lampshade instructionsSee more from Papercraft Inspirations magazine
Make a paper lampshade with Zoe Patching's origami lampshade instruction – you can resize the origami lampshade template for lamps big and small!
Have you had your eye on one of those gorgeous, trendy, paper lampshades that are hugely popular at the moment? Before you rush off to the shops to buy one, have you thought about making your own?
When making paper lampshades, ensure the shade doesn’t directly touch your lightbulb, and the bulb’s wattage isn’t too high, so the paper doesn’t become discoloured or scorched from the heat of the bulb.
The folds in the design cast beautiful light and shade.
Fancy a star shaped paper shade?
You can scale up this Christmas origami star to use as a shade on a small light fitting. Make sure you use a very low wattage bulb with this one – it would make a lovley night light shade for a child’s bedroom.