DIY glitter lamp shade

DIY Glitter Lamp Shade | by Stacie Stacie Stacie ( | Creative Commons

Hello out there crafts land, and welcome to another home made and inspired post brought to you by the Craftcorners blog. Today we’re going to be taking things back to the classic ideal of home made goods and crafts. Today’s project is something you’ll be able to proudly display and we really love it because it’ll be an absolutely wonderful addition to any room. The “craft” of the day is non other than the glitter lamp shade. This is a great crafts idea for kids as well as grown ups and everyone in between, and is sure to appeal to those with a more artistic inclination. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need

  • A canvas lamp shade, any neutral color will work but a typical yellowish tinge will be easiest to work with.
  • Yellow or gold glitter.
  • Hairspray.
  • Yellow marquee raffle tickets

What To Do

You’ll want to start off by deciding whether or not you’d like to cover the entire exterior surface of your lamp shade with glitter. If not, it’s also possible to create specific designs and outlines – these can be made with the help of Bic color pens. Once you’ve made your decision, coat the lampshade (or the desired parts) with a healthy serving of hairspray. This will serve as an adhesive.

After you’ve got a nice thick coat of hairspray covering your lamp (it should be visibly wet), you can start sprinkling on the glitter. Don’t be shy here, the goal is to really pile it on. After you’ve got your lampshade coated in glitter, you’ll want to top it off with yet another helping of hairspray to help keep the glitter in place. If desired, you can let the entire thing dry and add on several more layers in the same fashion as you would four paper mache. For extra fun you can top off your creation with the marquee raffle tickets.

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