This DIY paper lamp shade is an easy-to-do decoupage project involving cut black paper and your favorite shapes. Get the tutorial here!
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 paper 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!
DIY Paper 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.
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.