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Details of the completed upcycled jelly mould lampshades.

Make a jelly mould pendant lamp

Max McMurdo
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Through simple step by step instructions and photographs, Dragon's Den entrepreneur and TV presenter Max McMurdo shows you how to make these simple yet beautiful lampshades, constructed using iconic aluminium jelly moulds. You can pick these up for next to nothing at car boot or yard sales and charity shops and who could resist their nostalgic charm?

If you produce a set of three you can create a real feature above a dining table or a kitchen breakfast bar. If you are lucky enough to find them, maybe you could splash out and use copper moulds? To complete the vintage look you can use old-fashioned braided cloth electrical cable, which is easy to source online.

This project has been taken from Max McMurdo's book Upcycling: 20 Projects Made from Reclaimed Materials with kind permission of Jacqui Small (The Quarto Group).

Portrait of upcycling master Max McMurdo.

Max McMurdo

Max McMurdo started from humble beginnings as a child crafting washing up liquid bottles into spaceships. In 2003, he established his business reestore ltd with the aim to design and create a range of upcycled furniture and accessories from objects destined for landfill. By 2007, after gaining several awards for this business, Max successfully pitched to BBC's Dragons Den for investment, leaving with investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis.