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This DIY lamp shade made from projector slides is a fun and easy project to make.
This DIY lamp shade made from projector slides is a fun and easy project to make.

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 about this DIY project that I saw on the Internet using projector slides. When I asked if I could some from his collection, he easily agreed!

This is a DIY project that involves turning old projector slides into a lamp shade. I was really amazed by the finished product! With 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.

The effect of the images, silhouttes, and colors bouncing off the wall is mesmerizing.
The effect of the images, silhouttes, and colors bouncing off the wall 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 lamp shade made from projector slides is a fun and easy project!

Materials:

  • Projector slides (preferably with paper border)
  • Jewelry rings
  • An old lamp shade (or 4 wire hangers, dikes, tape)
  • A lamp

Tools:

  • Small leather punch (or a drill)
  • Two needle nose pliers

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions…