accent pillow case baby hackism- the infinite diy possibilities of ikea’s LÖBBO shade geometric cushion covers

We thought we were so smart when we thought to blog about the hacks we’;d imagined for Ikea’;s L?bbo?shade, which is basically a sheet of??polypropylene?that you form into a drum and secure with metal struts; it can be placed on a lamp base or hung from a pendant. It comes in various sizes, but we bought several of the biggest with the idea of using the sheets of polypropylene — which is pretty heat-proof —as a RAW MATERIAL with which to fashion all sorts of shades, using our trusty exacto knife. (We’;ve been searching for?readily-available shade materials for years.)

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First thing we planne was to tailor the L?bbo?shade we’;ve got on a standing lamp: slice off a 2 or 3 inches from the drum-like shade to give it a more sleekaccent pillow case baby, retro look. Then we’;d go to town playing with the remaining sheets of L?bbo polypropylene we have, to fashion some sort of scultpural pendant light, like this one we found at Ouno:

It spurred our thinking as to the endless possibilitiies for L?bbo’;s parts (which only cost a few bucks).


But before we even tried any ideas out, we googled?L?bbo?shade?and discovered that legions of imaginative people were already way ahead of us.?At Makably, a woman named Zipper 8 Lightening has created a trove of L?bbo?hacks that you can buy,?including one made by inserting colored drinking straws into the shade:

…;and ?a handsome one festooned with pop top tabs

We found many more embellishments to Ikea’;s basic drum shade. But our favorite L?bbo?iteration harkens back to our original idea of use the L?bbo?shade MATERIAL to fabricate unique lighting, in league with Ikea’;s Hemma pendant cord set. We found it on Ikea Hacker. Vendela bought extra shades and cut one into strips to insert into slits cut into the regularly-assembled L?bbo.


…;here’;s what the inside looks like:

We’;ve discoverd that L?bbo?comes in colors. Just think of the possiblities!

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