“This little lamp of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!” That’s the song I sing every time I see this fun pom pom lamp. You see, it started as a $5 plastic lamp that I found at IKEA and thought I could make a little bit more interesting. And here’s the nice thing about only spending five bucks on a lamp – if you mess it up, you didn’t just clean out your bank account only to ruin something. Luckily this little washi tape lamp turned out just as I wanted it to, and you can imagine doing something like this for an office, a craft room, or even a little girl’s room (can’t you?). The tutorial is easy.
Gather These Supplies
- IKEA Lampan – $5!
- Washi tape in the patterns of your choice
- Mod Podge Satin
- Scissors or craft knife
- Pom pom trim
- Craft glue
It was weird, but I found that a skinny washi tape fit exactly on the little plastic panels that made up the entire lamp. You can see them in the photo. I don’t what they are called, but I was tickled that the washi fit.
Now here’s the thing about washi tape. Some stick better than others, and sticking on plastic is not washi tape’s biggest strength. So what I did to ensure that it stuck was just paint a coat of Mod Podge Satin all the way around. It took just a few minutes, and it keeps the washi stuck down. You *might* be able to do this with clear acrylic spray as well (I’ll have to give it a try next time).