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You won’t want to wait until it’s dark to switch on this customized lampshade. Just pick your favourite paper and get gluing. It’s that easy.

What you need

  • lamp base
  • drum shade
  • gift wrap
  • hot glue gun
  • jute
  • scissors

What you do

  1. Measure height of drum shade.
  2. Lay out gift wrap. Mark off height of drum shade, plus one inch higher on top and bottom.
  3. Use piece of jute to measure circumference of the shade.
  4. Lay jute out on gift wrap. Mark length of drum’s start and stop point plus one inch extra.
  5. Cut along marked-off line scissors.
  6. Glue along height of drum and carefully attach wrapping paper.
  7. Once completely wrapped, clamp bottom of lamp using clothes pin.
  8. Apply glue to rim of shade. Carefully fold over paper, securing with a clamp until dry.
  9. Decorate rim with braided strands of jute.