Tea light candle shade

Pergamano Tea Light Candle Shade
by Isabel van der Walt
Pergamano SA


  • Lamp shade pattern – attached
  • Tinta white ink
  • Dorso crayons
  • Perforating needle. (2 needle)
  • Perga scissors
  • Rhine stones
  • 1 x A4 parchment craft paper
  • Mapping pen
  • Dorso oil
  • Embossing tool no. 1
  • Perga glue



  • Step 1: Start by securing your parchment paper on the pattern with a removable tape.
  • Step 2: Trace the pattern onto the paper by using Tinta ink and a mapping pen.
  • Step 3: Use the embossing tool to mark the lines where the candle light shade will be folded. Mark (emboss) the lines that end in the flower on the reverse side and the other lines in front.
  • Step 4: Colour your flowers with pink Dorso crayons and the rest of the pattern with blue Dorso crayons.
  • Step 5: Use Dorso oil to evenly spread the Dorso colour on your pattern by placing a drop of Dorso oil on a soft tissue paper and smooth out the colour with circular movements.
  • Step 6: Perforate the outside edges by using the 2 split needle.
  • Step 7: Cut the outside perforated areas with a Perga scissors and the straight lines with a normal scissors.
  • Step 8: Use the no 1 embossing tool and emboss the petals from the front of the paper, starting from the outer edge with a sweeping motion.
  • Step 9: Perforate the outer edges of the petals with the two split needle.
  • Step 10: Cut out the perforation holes around the leaves, leaving the core part intact to keep the flower from coming loose from the shade. (do not cut where the two petals join, only cut half way around the outer edge.)
  • Step 11: Fold each petal by squeezing the two sides together to make a hollow / concave effect.
  • Step 12: Fold all the embossed lines respectively in and out to form a concertina effect.
  • Step 13: Glue the small overlap to the other part creating the lamp shade effect with Perga glue.
  • Step 14: Place the Rhine stones in the centre of the flowers using Perga glue to secure.

Rhine stones