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Disney It Yourself: Disney DIY Lamp Shade + Video

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Hello all you crafty people! Join me in another Disney It Yourself project: The Disney DIY lamp shade!

Let’s get started!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Scissors or an X-acto knife
  • Thicker paper like card stock or construction paper
  • Scotch tape
  • A lamp shade of your choosing
  • A Printer to print out your silhouette

First, select which silhouette you’d like to use. I googled “Disney Silhouettes” and chose Cinderella Castle. I sized it to fit my lamp shade (by pasting the photo in Word) and printed it off.

Next, cut out the silhouette and tape it to the card stock. Taping it onto the card stock will ensure that it doesn’t move while you’re tracing and cutting.Photo - Angela Dahlgren

Using your X-acto knife (which I would highly suggest for this part), trace and cut out the silhouette. This part will take some patience, so make sure you have some stored up before starting this project!

Photo - Angela Dahlgren
I darkened the photo so you could see the cut-out more clearly…didn’t work out too well.

Pop out the cut-out. If it doesn’t pop out right away, use the X-acto knife to trim away any stuck edges. Here’s what it should look like:Photo - Angela DahlgrenNow grab that lamp shade. Place the cut-out where you want it and tape it on to the lamp shade. If you’d like to adhere the silhouette more permanently, try using an adhesive spray. I like using scotch tape because it’s easy to remove if I want to change out the castle for something else.

Photo - Angela Dahlgren


Attach the completed shade to your lamp and you’re done!Photo - Angela DahlgrenI love love love this DIY. It is a great project to add a subtle touch of Disney to your decor. It was fairly simple and required materials you would most likely have around the house.

Is this a project you would try out? If you do recreate it, please post a photo to my Twitter @AngelaDahlgren. I’d love to see it!


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Angela Dahlgren

Angela is cohost of the TouringPlans Podcast and regular contributor to the TouringPlans YouTube channel. When she's not talking about the happiest place on earth, she spends her time entertaining her own little Minnie and Mickey Mouse. You can find her on twitter @AngelaDahlgren or via email - angela@touringplans.com

4 thoughts on “Disney It Yourself: Disney DIY Lamp Shade + Video

  • Find a friend with a cricut or cameo cutting machine to cut it out for you!

    • Jen,

      Maybe I should just go buy one…Can you imagine how much easier/faster that would be?!

      I appreciate the comment!


  • Now, do it again. But this time use a brown lamp shade and “Wilderness Lodge” cutouts. The ones with the bears, deer, etc.

    • Sam,

      Good idea! If you do it, send me a picture on my Twitter @AngelaDahlgren.

      Thanks for reading!



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