Upcycled Polka-Dot Lampshade
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Upcycled Polka-Dot Lampshade

Upcycling old home decor objects is a great way to create a new look and be environmentally friendly.
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Lampshade
  • Simplicity® Trim – Black Woven Scroll and Pink Flower
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Acrylic Paint – Scallion
  • Tissue Paper – White
  • Archival Ink™ Pad – Black
  • Inkadinkado® Stamp – Polka Dot
  • ArtMinds™ Decoupage Glue, Matte
  • Recollections™ Adhesive Tape, ½" and ¼"
  • Paintbrush

Project Instructions

Paint the lampshade with Martha Stewart Crafts™ Scallion paint. Several coats are required for full coverage. Let dry between coats.

Stamp a piece of white tissue paper using a large polka-dot stamp and black Archival Ink™.

Coat entire lampshade with decoupage glue and apply the stamped tissue paper. Use paintbrush to smooth out the tissue and create a topcoat of decoupage. Let dry.

Use ½" adhesive tape to line the bottom of the lampshade and adhere the Simplicity® Pink Flower trim.

Around the top of the lampshade, add ¼" adhesive tape and attach the Simplicity® Black Woven Scroll trim.


Tape down the stencil before painting so the stencil will not move.