Headlamp Lamp Shade

When I switched plastic colors (to neutral) I took a picture with it lit up from the inside (inspired by this). I started thinking about making a lantern / lampshade for my headlamp out of some of the corrugated plastic.  After a couple of unsuccessful attempts. I came to the conclusion that it was the wrong material for the job, but I was not ready to give up on the idea.  It turns out that I had the perfect material just sitting in my Camping Kitchen Box... plastic chopping mats. After trying some more complicated designs,  I ended up with a dead simple cuboid design.  

Headlamp Lapshade made from cutting cutting sheet

I am not planning on selling these, as they are very easy to make. The cutting diagram is below and the video shows how easy it is.


Head lamp tools and materials

Everything you need to make your own Headlamp Lamp Shade


  • Dollar Tree 11 X 14 Flexible Chopping Mat You get 2 for a dollar. These are thinner than your typical cutting sheet but just right for our purposes.
  • 5/8 inch velcro dots


  • Pencil
  • Box Cutter
  • Straight Edge


The cutting sheet cutting diagram

The cutting diagram... easy peasy!

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