Friday, March 6, 2015

Finish it Off Friday

I've had several scotch tape rolls laying around for over a year that I have been planning on making lamp shades with. So I finally got around to it.

 Here is the empty tape roll. I've been collecting them whenever I run out of scotch tape...Usually around Christmas time.

I added a strip of plastic on the inside ring and covered them with decorative paper and put some metallic embroidery thread around the edges.

I used decorative beads as the lamp bases and wired them with LED's.  I've found that the cheapest way to buy the LED's is on Ebay. I buy them pre-wired already with the resistors on them. I still need to add the plugs.

 I used cool white LED's

I think these shades would make pretty cool hanging lamps as well.


  1. Awesome! I have a stash of these for hanging lamps! haaaaaa We are definitely in tune!

  2. Brilliant. Never thought about using them for a light shade! This has made my weekend.

  3. I love the shape of the shades. I'm all for recycling objects into miniature and these rolls are perfect. You get quite a bit of light filtering through too. Fab =0)

  4. Stunning work :D!!!
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial, I also have a few of those empty tape rolls in my stash ;O!
    Have a nice weekend.

  5. This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing this idea -- and I do have a ton of these plastic rolls lying around.... (creaky wheels starting to spin)

  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  7. those are so. cute, and I just found one on Rich's desk..guess what Im gonna do with it ;)

  8. Love those!! What a clever idea! :)

  9. WHY Didn't I EVER THINK OF THAT! :-0