How to Make a Mosaic Tile Lamp Shade #DIYLighting

Want to make a lamp shade that will bring some style and bling to your home?
All you need are a few mosaic tile sheets, a lamp shade top piece, and some thread. In no time you'll have a beautiful Mosaic Tile Lamp Shade!
Materials List and detailed instructions are on the blog - listed at the bottom of this post's photos.
Cut up the lamp shade to expose the top ring.
Lay out your mosaic tile sheets. Cut the mesh to the height you desire for your lamp shade.
Wrap the tile sheet around the lamp shade top ring and trim the excess tiles off.
I'll show you on the blog how to lay two sheets of the tiles side by side and stitch the two sheets together.
Attach your lamp shade to the lamp and admire!
Lights out...
I love the shadows cast by the tile lampshade.

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • AnnS
    on Jan 10, 2019

    What kind of thread did you use to stitch your tile mesh together, and onto the lampshade ring? I would think glass tile is pretty heavy and so needs a heavy duty thread?

    • Jeanne Martin
      on Feb 14, 2019

      Not sure what she used but I will use either heavy duty button thread or I already have clear thread that is very strong. You could also use a stronger test fishing line and it's clear to boot!! Now that I've just mentioned that I might use some 10 lb test fishing line I already have.

  • Debbie Green
    on Jan 11, 2019

    How do you make it so it isn't top heavy? I'm afraid my cat might knock it over.

  • Jay
    on Jan 12, 2019

    Hiya Brittany

    Love you’re idea how did you come up with it and it looks so expensive.

    Thanks for Sharing

    • Jeanne Martin
      on Feb 14, 2019

      I dont know how anyone comes up with these great ideas but I looks so nice! All I ever seem to do is copy others beautiful ideas. 🤔

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