I knew it would be a perfect lamp for my daughter's room. With a little effort, a few silk flowers and a glue gun I think the results are amazing. I think I spent about $4 in flowers. That is a designer lamp on a dollar store budget. You can achieve the same results easily with any lamp you already have at home.
- Light coloured silk flowers
- Glue Gun
- Remove the lampshade from your lamp.
- Snip the flowers right at their bases from the vine that they come on.
- Snip the leaves from the vine and put aside for later.
- Starting at the top of lampshade, place a small dab of glue on the back of each flower and place them one at a time along the top edge of the lampshade.
- Once you have completed that row, start the second row of flowers staggering them between the flowers on the top row.
- Continue staggering rows until your lampshade is covered.
- Glue the leaves along the top and bottom edges of the lampshade overlapping them so that there is no lampshade showing through.
- Choose light coloured flowers to allow the light to glow through them more easily.
- If you see any of the lampshade peeking through, glue in a small bud from your flower vine to fill the space.
You can often find crystal bases for lamps in thrift stores for just a few dollars. Just double check that the wiring is safe before starting. This is also a great project to update a child's lamp that they have outgrown. Spruce it up with a few flowers and it will be perfect for a tween or teen.