My husband has a collection of used projector slides from way, way back. He has boxes and boxes of them – mementos from his grandfather who used to dabble in photography. I mentioned this DIY project that I saw on the Internet using projector slides. When I asked if I could come from his collection, he easily agreed!
This is a DIY project that involves turning old projector slides into a lampshade. I was really amazed by the finished product! With the light from the inside, you can actually see the images from the slides. They also cast off different silhouettes; various colors bouncing off the walls. The effect is mesmerizing.
This is a really great project to preserve old photos on projector slides. You can put it on display in your living room. Or better yet, make a pair for you and your partner’s bedside table. You can also give a lamp as a personalized gift. This is something the recipient will truly appreciate.
No need to get your hands dirty. This DIY lampshade made from projector slides is a fun and easy project!
What you’ll need to make a photo slide lampshade…
- Projector slides (preferably with a paper border)
- Jewelry rings
- An old lampshade (or 4 wire hangers, dikes, tape)
- A lamp
- Small leather punch (or a drill)
- Two-needle nose pliers
Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions…