Jingle & Jolly Spray Painted Lamp and Lampshade
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Jingle & Jolly Spray Painted Lamp and Lampshade

Repurpose any lamp with this project to custom fit any room!

Designed by Paula Schweikhard.

Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Lampshade
  • Lamp Base
  • Celebrate It® Ribbon, 3/8" – Colors/Patterns of Choice (2-3)
  • Celebrate It® Ribbon, 7/8" – Colors of Choice (2)
  • Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Recollections™ Scrapbook Paper – Color/Pattern of Choice (6-8)
  • Creatology™ Pom Poms – Coordinating Color of Choice (20)
  • Loops & Threads® Embroidery Thread – Coordinating Color of Choice
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (or Tape Measure)
  • Cup of Water
  • Paint Palette (or Plate)
  • Spray Paint – Color of Choice
  • Masking Tape
  • Scrap Paper (or Newspaper)
 

Project Instructions

Lampshade

Step 1 Make sure lampshade is clear of dust and clean.

Step 2 In well ventilated area, in short sweeping movements, spray lampshade with paint.

Step 3 Continue spraying lampshade until outside of shade is covered completely.

Step 4 Allow lampshade to dry completely (approximately 30 min.--one hour depending on coverage of paint).

Step 5 Once outside of lampshade is dry, turn shade upside-down and spray interior of lampshade with thin coat of paint until completely covered.

Step 6 Allow lampshade to dry completely (approximately 30 min.--one hour depending on coverage of paint).

Step 7 Once completely dry, cut ribbon to fit around the top and bottom of lampshade and attach using hot glue to edges of lampshade or length of lampshade as desired.

Optional Finishing Touches to Lampshade

Ribbon Ruffle To create a ribbon ruffle on the top or bottom of lampshade, fold over ribbon and glue every 2" on underside of fold. Hold ruffles in place with finger/hands until glue cools. Apply ruffle to underside of lampshade edge with hot glue.

Pennant Edge To create a pennant edge, cut paper into symmetrical triangle pieces, as many as will fit the entire length of bottom circumference of lampshade. Glue them to the underside of the lampshade spaced evenly or on ribbon to use on bottom of lampshade and then glue ribbon to bottom edge of lampshade.

Pom Pom Edge Space out pom poms equally along ribbon that has been cut to fit around the bottom of lampshade. Attach pom poms, using embroidery thread and needle, sewing with a whip stitch.

Lamp Base

Step 1 Make sure lamp base is clear of dust and clean.

Step 2 Completely tape off with masking tape and scrap paper (or newspaper) all electrical areas of the lamp base that do not need paint.

Step 3 In well ventilated area, in short sweeping movements, spray lamp base with paint.

Step 4 Continue spraying lamp base until outside of base is covered completely.

Step 5 Allow lamp base to dry completely (approximately 30 min--one hour, depending on coverage of paint).

Step 6 Cut ribbon pieces to fit around of lamp base and attach using hot glue.