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How to make a feather lamp shade

Feather accessories are very on trend so make sure you're keeping up with the Jones' by making your very own feather lamp shade.

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How to make a feather lamp shade

You will need...

  • Feather trim
  • Paint brush
  • Flexible masking tape
  • Glue gun
  • Old lamp shade
  • Scissors

Interior designer Gordon Whistance shows you how to make this stylish accessory in this simple step by step guide.

  • <b>Step 1: Paint the lamp shade</b>

    Step 1: Paint the lamp shade

    Mask the inside of your old lamp shade with a flexible masking tape and paint the outside of the shade with a dark coloured emulsion paint. This stops light escaping from the shade and gives you a good background base for the feather trim.

  • <b>Step 2: Glue the trim in place</b>

    Step 2: Glue the trim in place

    Once the paint is dry, remove the tape and starting from the bottom, secure the first section of the feather trim with glue from a glue gun. Carefully wind the feathers onto the shade, securing the feathers with glue every second wind or so to make sure they stay in place.

  • <b>Step 3: Cut the trim to size</b>

    Step 3: Cut the trim to size

    Once you've reached the top of your lamp shade, secure the end with glue and trim off any excess.