This little plastic IKEA lamp only cost me $5 – and I revamped it in less than 30 minutes using washi tape and pom pom trim. So fun!
“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
The brilliant designers at IKEA even packaged this thing so that the base fits into the shade. I freakin’ love IKEA.
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.
I put the washi tape on every third “panel” and trimmed at the rim with a craft knife.
Work all the way around – it’s not going to take you that long at all.
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).
To finish, simply line the top and the bottom of the shade with the pom pom trim, and glue down with the craft glue.
Let everything dry and then light her up! You just made a plastic IKEA lamp look that more fun, and it only took a few minutes.