DIY woodgrain lamp with a stencil

DIY woodgrain lamp with a stencilThere are a few crafting world trends that I’m not going to get over: deer, mustaches, just to name a few . . . and woodgrain. I know that some of you are with me on this one. So when I came up with designs for the new Mod Podge Rocks stencils, I knew that I had to include a woodgrain pattern. And that’s exactly what I did. What I had in mind for this particular stencil was home decor projects, so my first one was a lamp revamp. You can get great lamps at Target and IKEA, among other places. Here’s how to make this DIY woodgrain lamp!

Gather These Supplies

  • Lamp with a fabric shade – make sure it is square or perfectly round; you don’t want it to be a different size on the top than it is on the bottom
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Mod Podge Rocks stencils – Woodgrain
  • Glitter in the color of your choice
  • Spouncers

IMG_3074Here’s the lamp I used. It had a lovely square shade – and fabric, too. These stencils work on fabric shades but also glass!

IMG_3099Apply the stencil to one side of the lamp (it took two stencil widths to get across) and spounce Mod Podge onto the surface. Make sure to put enough on. Peel the stencil off.

IMG_3075Quickly sprinkle the Mod Podge on the glitter before the Mod Podge dries. AND . . . put a piece of printer paper below while you are doing this to catch the glitter. You’ll want to use it again (no wasting!).

IMG_3100Shake the glitter off on the paper and let it dry. I washed my stencil between each repeat, and put the glitter back in the container. There’s some drying time involved, but you don’t have to wait around. The project doesn’t take that long if you subtract drying time. Just plan on working on other things!

Also when the glitter is dry, brush off the excess before repeating the stencil. Work your way around the lamp and you are done!

DIY woodgrain lamp with a stencilWhat do you think? I love the glitter. I think this lamp could fit in any kind of decor! Change the glitter color to fit your personality. Woo!


    • says

      Hi Samantha! I actually just put the stencil right next to the pattern I had already stenciled – it worked out nicely! You can kind of overlap it if you want to.

  1. April Smith says

    I like it! The only comment I have is that if it were me I’d have to move the stencils so that the knot holes didn’t line up side by side, which isn’t the norm on a real tree in nature.