How to Decoupage a Lamp with napkins

 

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I made a comment the other day that “Every corner of my house warms my soul”.  One of my readers commented on it, and made me realize that I have some corners that DO NOT.

If you have a plain ceramic or wood lamp, and you would like to make it pretty, then read on…

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I started by gathering some pretty napkins ( you could also use fabric) , a wood base lamp, (you could also use ceramic), and modpodge and a small chip brush.

I find the best napkins at Tuesday Morning.  They have tons!

I start by painting the base white or off-white.

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Once I have selected my napkins, I tear back the extra layers, so I have only the top to work with.

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Then I cut the images or shapes that I want to place on my lamp.  In this case, I am choosing to cover the entire lamp with the napkin tissue.  There are no mistakes, so however you choose to place your napkin is up to you.  It’s the creative process.

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next I brush the modpodge all over the lamp base.  You can work in smaller areas if it feels more comfortable to do it that way.

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As I lay the images across the lamp base, I tap it down with a brush filled with more modpodge.

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Oops!  I can fix that!

 

The napkins, when wet, can be delicate, but no worries!  I’ll show you how to patch this.  This is a collage.

 

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I just cut out a little flower to fill in here.

 

You can also cut out borders, or other images to lay across the lamp base.

I don’t mind a few wrinkles.  But if you do, you might prefer to use the same technique using craft paper.  Here are some examples.

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You can do a final coat of modpodge to seal it all in and finish it off.  Have fun!

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Lorna

How many of us long for our own comfy cottage in the woods? I know I do! We can make our own comfy cottage, right here, right now, no matter where we live. I'm a mother of two, grandmother of two boys, interior designer who thinks out-of-the-box, up cycler, and interested in just about anything related to living comfortably and finding contentment, connecting with the Great Spirit in the natural world and respect for all beings who walk the earth.

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