I'm a little obsessed with Mod Podge lamp shades over here at Hammer Like A Girl. I see a blank white shade and think “hmmm . . . how can I spice that up?” It's like a little canvas that lights up. This Mod Podge lamp shade is an easy-to-do decoupage project involving cut black paper and your favorite shapes. I used birds and leaves – my favorite design motif. Keep reading to see how I made this unique DIY lamp shade!
Whimsical Paper Mod Podge Lamp Shade
You will need:
- Simple lampshade, preferably light in color
- Black paper
- Mod Podge Matte or Satin
- Sharp scissors
- Large sheet of paper for pattern
- Black marker
First find a nice simple lampshade.
Start cutting your shapes out of black paper. I cut simple leaf and bird shapes freehand – I think the irregularities add to the whimsy/fun of the design. However, if you feel more comfortable using a pattern, you can copy it onto a sheet of printer paper and layer it over the top of the black paper and cut through both layers.
When you've arranged your pieces and are happy with your decoupage lamp shade design, you can start transferring them piece by piece onto the shade. Working section by section, apply Mod Podge onto the shade.
There you go – that's all there is to making a Mod Podge lamp shade with paper! A little glowing forest in your living room. Visit our blog Hammer Like A Girl for other project ideas and follow us there or on our Facebook page to get regular updates!