Upcycled Slide Lampshade

March 9, 2014

We have had a productive week in our house. I am delighted to say my husband has caught the upcycling bug, or should I say was inspired by an article in March’s Reloved Magazine? Introducing his Upcycled Slide Lampshade:


Several evenings of labour have gone into creating his version of Ashlee Park’s slide lampshade.

Upcycled Slide Lampshade

We like the result but with young children rather sadly it has inevitable ended up on a high shelf..

Upcycled Laptop Bag

I have made a further man’s messenger bag utilising cuffs to add pockets at the front. I enjoyed piecing together different parts of the jacket to create the bag.

You may remember I applied for a Photocraft scholarship, I was not successful this time. Undeterred I have thrown my hat in the ring for funding from Support Small Biz UK. It would mean a great deal to me if you could spend a minute voting for me, it’s only two clicks and you can vote every day!

I hope you have had a creative week, as usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour  to see what other people have been creating:)


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16 responses to “Upcycled Slide Lampshade”

  1. Ali says:

    Vicky that lampshade is beautiful. Well done to your hubby. Your man’s messenger bag looks amazing. I can’t believe how you’ve managed to turn those cuffs into pockets. I will popover and give you a vote, good luck. I can’t wait to see the 5 bags your going to make from the Hillary’s fabric. Have a very crafty week.
    Ali xx

  2. mecki says:

    Will do some clicking for you 🙂 x

  3. The lamp looks amazing and a lovely way to keep old slides which otherwise would be either kept in a box or thrown away.
    Using the cuffs for pockets is a great idea.

    Jan x

  4. Me again, I’ve just popped over and liked your fb page, don’t know why I’ve never done it before. 🙂

  5. Andrea Kay says:

    Voted. Good luck! Your bags look great, and hubby’s lampshade is a lovely way to showcase old slides

  6. Teresa says:

    I love your upcycled bag – the cuff detail is just great (why don’t I think of doing things like that????)

  7. Oooh i love the lampshade, how fun that your hubby is into crafting too!

    Your upcycled bag is also a real masterpiece, you both deserve a big congratulations on jobs well done! 🙂

  8. That lampshade looks great! Totally hear you about hiding it from small kids though!!

  9. Tarana says:

    That’s such a lovely idea for a lampshade! I hope you can find the perfect spot for it. I like the bag too, and it does look like you have a lot of talent with handmade things! I voted for you- best of luck!

  10. I love the bag – you are very talented! I wish I was in the slightest bit crafty. Voted for you too, good luck!

  11. I think that lampshade is fantastic – will be looking for slides at our next carboot sale! We are about to send some clothes to the recycling bin but I may dig out a jacket that is in there and have a go at making a bag instead!

  12. The lampshade is beautiful, I can imagine that it’s amazing when lit up. I’ve voted for you too!

  13. Stephen says:

    I love that lampshade. Some of my family have lots of slides lying around. This could be a great project for them to do.

  14. That lamp is a great way to use slides – brilliant…so original, and beautiful too.

  15. I love the light shade. My mum has some of those slides, stuck in a box in the attic. This would make a really special mother’s day gift for her 🙂

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