March 05, 2013

Polkadot Glittered Lamp Shade

As I'm slowly working on a few little projects for the nursery I must admit that I'm excited to be able to use a little glitter here and there.  I wanted to make this little white lamp I used with both boys seem a little more girly..... I put glitter polka dots on it.  It was a pretty easy project.

Here's how it went down.  I took got out my Aleene's tacky dots and my glitter.  

The glue dots have a clear plastic film on both sides.  I peeled off one side of the film like this....

....and then I pressed it into my glitter.

I shook off the excess glitter and was left with this.  I peeled off the dot and placed it on the lamp shade.  Peeling them off can be a little tricky since you don't want them to stick to themselves.  I tried to be patient as I pulled them off.

I figured that would be a lot easier than putting them on the lampshade first and then sprinkling the glitter on the whole shade.  Plus, if I touched the dots first they might loose some stick and not hold the glitter as well.

I made sure to clean off the shade well first.  It was a bit dusty and the dust would also have ruined the project, making the dots fall off.

Now the lamp is still fairly neutral in color, but a little more girly for the nursery.

Thanks for visiting.


Rhiannon said...

cute! love how a little glitter made such a big difference. and not too baby-ish, so plenty of longevity! always a plus in a nursery :)

Anonymous said...

Cute idea. Just in time for my girly nursery project that I am getting ready to begin!!

~ko said...

You are a hoot! What a smart idea, we've been using those glue dots for everything lately and now here is an even awesomer (yes, I know that's not a word) project! Thanks for sharing it!

Unknown said...

Great idea with the glue dots! Every girl needs glammy gold polka dots :)Michelle

The Miller Five said...

That's adorable!


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