Before & After: Simple Lampshade Hack Gets a Gold Medal for Glamour

updated May 4, 2019
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Once again, you don’t have to be a trained woodworker to make something for your home. Armed with some wrapping paper, reader Angelica did something quite clever to this basic table lamp…

She went for the gold!

For this simple project, cut strips of wrapping paper at the height of the lamp shade and about 2.5 inches wide. Apply Mode Podge on the back of each strip and affix the wrapping paper onto the lamp shade, pressing smoothly to remove any air bubbles.

Repeat by slightly overlapping strips, until all lamp shade is covered. Then remove any excess of wrapping paper on top and/or bottom of lamp shade with a craft knife. And you’re done!

Many thanks to Angelica for the idea…