Coffee Lampshade

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The completed coffee lampshade.Coffee is one of the world's favorite drinks. The amount of coffee waste is very high. I want to show you how to make the environmentally friendly, very light and strong enough lampshade from recycled coffee grounds. This method is very easy and can be used to make many other things.


Total Time: 25 Minutes + time for glue and varnish to dry



  1. Pour dry coffee grounds into the container and add some glue. Mix using the stick until you get an uniform soft mass.
  2. A mixture of coffee grounds for making the lampshade.
  3. Inflate the balloon and tie it with the rope.
  4. Using the palette knife, apply the mass to the surface of the balloon in a thin uniform layer. Layer thickness depends on the size of the lampshade: the bigger the lampshade the thicker the layer. After drying, the surface will become a little thinner. Do not cover where the balloon is tied (through this hole you will pull out the balloon and insert the bulb).
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  6. Make small holes using the stick and let it dry very well.
  7. A balloon covered with coffee grounds.
  8. Untie the balloon and pull out through the hole.
  9. Removing the balloon from the coffee form.
  10. Using scissors trim the edge of the big hole.
    Using the awl make the edges of the small holes even.
  11. The completed coffee lampshade.
  12. Varnish the lampshade for better protection.
    Connect the lampshade with the light source (I glued) and enjoy of the work done.

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