Faux Leather Lampshade

Paper or plastic? When it comes to making an amazing faux leather lampshade that looks and feels like the real thing, there’s no debate: Paper rules.
faux leather lampshade looks and feels real

faux leather lampshade looks and feels real

Faux Leather Lampshade

Materials and Tools:

(2) brown paper bags
spray bottle with water
plain lampshade
gel medium
foam brush
rag
2 yards ribbon
antique buttons or brads
hot glue

Steps:

1. Start with a large piece of plain brown paper bag. Spray bag with water and crumple into a ball. Uncrumple bag and tear into random-sized pieces.

2. Using gel medium and a foam brush, glue torn pieces of paper in an overlapping pattern to the lampshade. Apply the medium to both the fronts and backs of the torn papers.

3. When the paper is dry, glue trim around the top and bottom edges of the lampshade. Embellish shade with buttons or brads.

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