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Making a Mary Poppins Lampshade

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Making a Mary Poppins Lampshade
This decorative lampshade has a pattern that appears like magic when the light is turned on. This is a guide about making a Mary Poppins lampshade.


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November 20, 2015

This is a way to create an easy and fun, magic lampshade customized by you!

Total Time: approximately 10 minutes


  • white lampshade
  • black Sharpie pen


  1. Take a white lampshade and draw anything you want inside with a black Sharpie pen. You can look on the internet or books for ideas. Shadow puppet images are helpful.
  2. I chose Mary Poppins. I drew it free hand in case sketching would be visible. As a result I don't know if sketches will show.
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  4. This is how the lampshade looks after the drawing. You can barely see it right?
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  6. Turn the light on and, voila, surprise! There you are - Mary Poppins.
    Entertain your friends and family, or just sit back and enjoy your creation. :)
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November 26, 20150 found this helpful

I love the idea and the details.

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November 27, 20150 found this helpful

Thank you very much ! :)

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November 28, 20150 found this helpful

Wow! I am seriously impressed that you could free-hand that drawing. The lampshade turned out great!

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November 29, 20150 found this helpful

looks great Going to try it.

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