DIY PAPER MACHE LAMP SHADE
This Ikea hack is so easy and effective. I got these STRÅLA lights in Ikea
I couldn’t find a nice lampshade so I decided to make one. These paper mache lamp shades are so much fun to make and you can customise them to suit your home.
YOU WILL NEED:
* A template for your lamp shade I used a plastic bowl and an old sweet container
* PVA glue
* Newspaper cut into strips
* Cling Film
* Paint brush
Start by mixing two parts PVA glue to one part water. Cut your newspaper into small strips. Place cling film over your bowl before you apply any glue or newspaper. This will make removing you paper mache a little easier when it is dry later. Using a paint brush, brush the PVA glue onto the cling film. Place a strip of newspaper and repeat this process. I did three layers of newspaper.
Gently remove plastic bowl from the paper mache..Use a butter knife to separate the plastic bowl from the paper mache
Trim any excess paper from the bottom of the lamp with scissors. This is the fun bit, decorating your lamp shade. I painted a coat of white paint on my lamp shades first. I made & added wool pompoms.
Trim any excess paper from the bottom of the lamp with scissors. This is the fun bit, decorating your lamp shade. I painted a coat of white paint on my lamp shades first. I made & added wool pompoms. See how to make pompoms here https://joannemooney.ie/blog/pom-pom-curtain-tiebacks Use a darning needle add wool pompoms
Of course I had to add wool pompoms to my lamps. I used a large darning needle to sew on my pompoms. I painted my lamp white with black polka dots and inside the lamp bubblegum pink!
The other lamp is painted Yellow Ochre acrylic paint with mini black pompoms. I glued the pompoms on using fabric glue.
Enjoy making your paper mache lamps.
PLEASE NOTE USE A LOW WATTAGE BULB WITH THESE PAPER MACHE LAMP SHADES AND DO NOT LEAVE LAMPS ON UNATTENDED FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.