How to Make a Custom Lamp Shade : Gluing Fabric on Custom Lamp Shade

How to Make a Custom Lamp Shade : Gluing Fabric on Custom Lamp Shade


Now I’m going to show you how to adhere you’re
fabric or wall paper to your customized lampshade. A little later we’re going to be pulling out
your glue gun but this is not the time for it now. If you were to use hot glue to adhere
this fabric, it’s going to be lumpy and bumpy. When you turn the light on, in the side you’re
going to see where the glue is, it’s a total disaster. The best product to use for this
project is a spray adhesive. It’s relatively inexpensive and you can find it at any hardware
store. Now, there is a downside to spray adhesive. It is an aerosol and it is incredibly sticky.
So, if you were to spray it indoors, like I am right now, it’s going to go everywhere
and leave a film, a very sticky residue. No one wants that in their house so the best
way to do this is to take it out in a well-ventilated area. Here is the great part of this spray
adhesive too. It doesn’t start to activate right away. It stays a little bit tacky so
you’re going to have a lot of extra time in case you put this on wrong and it’s a little
bit crooked. It’s also going to give you plenty of time to come back inside and construct
the project. When you get outside, here is what you’re going to want to do. You want
to put several even, very light coats of the spray adhesive all over the lampshade. Make
sure that you cover the entire lampshade or you may have problems a little bit later on.
Once you’ve completely covered the lampshade, then go to your piece of fabric and do the
same thing. You may want to lay this on a piece of paper so that it doesn’t get on your
grass and you want to make sure that you cover your entire piece. Because you do have that
flex time you can then take it inside, put it together, press all the fabric onto the
lampshade. You can see the results are beautiful.

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