yesterday i made a lamp. not just any lamp it is a wicked awesome mod podge fabric lamp! i have seen something like in anthropology, i love shopping at that store mainly because it smells awesome, the window displays are made out of COMPLETELY recylced material and they have great clearance drawer knobs (i cant bring myself to buy anything else there because i can hand make it myself, like i told ya I'm crafty). so this particular lamp in the store is also a mod podge-ish looking floor lamp that they want $150 for! crazy right? so i decided to make one for myself. i am extremely excited to share this with my readers (Sandy and Katie listen up!). but first let me give you a tour of where the crafty "magic" happens, my craft room. now i want you all to hold your heads tight because they are about to be BLOWN. ready? go!
fabric scraps, mod podge, and a pair of wicked awesome zebra scissors and a pizza roller NOT one from the kitchen!
one Bob Ross sized paint brush (i stole this one from chad when he was going through his "i am going to be the next Bob Ross phase, it was funny and didn't last long so i am reaping the benefits)
and of course one sad looking floor lamp (excuse the mess in my craft room, but i am sure most look the same)
so now all you do is cut down your pieces of scrap fabric to the size pieces you want to cover the lamp with i didn't really use a measurement i just took pieces and tried to put it together like a puzzle. put a thin layer of mod podge on the lamp lay your pieces of fabric down making sure to get all the wrinkles and folds out (unless you like that look its all your own taste) then another medium thin layer of mod podge on top and BLAM you are off to a running start this is what my base looked like:
good so far? good. now just continue the process all the way up the lamp, you can wrap your fabric around so it looks like stripes or just make smaller pieces and continue the puzzle effect. when you get to the top of the lamp you might want to take the shades off (if you haven't done so already) to be able to cover the top more completely. (i however did NOT do this because i am lazy and apparently like doing this the hard way)
(i was watching wedding crashers i choose movies over music when i am crafting, weird i know)
this is what my skinny part of the lamp looked like. when going around switches of is you had a reading light attached to you lamp like mine, you might want to eyeball measure (my favorite kind of measuring!) the little gaps around to cover them as well.
final step! make sure you covered all your fabric and there are no ends sticking out or folds (unless you like that look) let the lamp dry for a couple of hours put the shades back on and POW!