Upcycled Slide Lampshade

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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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  1. March 9, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    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
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  2. mecki
    March 9, 2014 / 9:51 pm

    Will do some clicking for you 🙂 x

  3. March 10, 2014 / 1:21 pm

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

  4. March 10, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    I love your upcycled bag – the cuff detail is just great (why don’t I think of doing things like that????)
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  5. March 11, 2014 / 9:12 am

    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!
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  6. March 12, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    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!
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  7. March 12, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    The lampshade is beautiful, I can imagine that it’s amazing when lit up. I’ve voted for you too!
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  8. Stephen
    March 12, 2014 / 6:55 pm

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

  9. March 13, 2014 / 7:47 am

    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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