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DIY Wine Glass Candle Lampshades

DIY: Wine Glass Candle Lampshades

In your blog travels, you may have come across the Dekoop Gorgeous Helen Wine Shades which tops off your wine glasses to make easy votive lamps for your parties. I couldn't get them off my mind for months when I first saw them; I thought they were so clever. Sadly, they are no longer available for purchase but then, lucky me, I came across a DIY to make them. The project is fairly simple, and allows a lot of room for creativity. You can leave yours as plain vellum, or punch decorative holes in them, screen-print them, or even paint them! It's up to you, but regardless, this project is fabulous, inexpensive, and perfect for that wedding you're planning!


Here's how, from Save On Crafts:

  1. Download and print out this lampshade pattern.
  2. Trace the pattern onto your vellum sheet. Cut out the shape with your regular scissors. If you want, you can use decorative bladed scissors along the bottom edge to add another element to the shade.
  3. If you like, use a paper punch to punch holes evenly or haphazardly throughout the shade, as shown in the PDF.
  4. Using the glue pen, apply a thin line of glue to one straight end. Wrap the other end over the glued end, and adhere together, forming the shade.
  5. Secure the tealight with the candle putty, and set the lampshade on top of your glass. Fini!
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TELawrence1383157645 TELawrence1383157645 2 years

The link for the lampshade pattern is wrong. The one you provided goes to Yahoo! Japan. Here is the link from the Save On Crafts site:

Kerrie15296352 Kerrie15296352 3 years
What a brilliant idea - so simple! Love it! x
Occasions-In15084204 Occasions-In15084204 3 years
These are great! Sharing now with others!
LuauNow LuauNow 7 years
Some of these are pleated. Did I miss that instruction? How did you get those looking so good?
love-Maegan love-Maegan 8 years
omg these are creative.
drea-nicole drea-nicole 8 years
I can't wait to try this!
drea-nicole drea-nicole 8 years
I can't wait to try this!
owlchicka owlchicka 8 years
Flippin' genius! Excellent idea.
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I love this!! Very chic!
samula2000 samula2000 8 years
What a great idea....thanks for sharing!
dallas_214 dallas_214 8 years
Instead of using floral clay for the candle, you can put a bit of sand on the bottom of the glass and then set the candle on top of that.
emalove emalove 9 years
I love the way these look!
Suzaila Suzaila 9 years
Fantastic idea.
Suzaila Suzaila 9 years
Fantastic idea.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
These are awesome. Such a great idea. I wish I would of thought of this for my wedding.
missbanana missbanana 9 years
Schmange you can use battery powered tea lights!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great idea!!
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