Sunday, January 12, 2014

Reveal hidden lampshade silhouettes

Before I start today's post, I just wanted to say thank you for all the kind words, support, and love you sent my way after my last post.  *Gulp*  Sharing my dream was a bit REALLY scary.  I kept waiting for the rotten fruit and pies to be thrown, but nothing came by.  So, thank you.

Ok!  Now onto today's post. We own two lamps that are covered with ho-hum white shades.  I kept wanting to do something to the lamps to give them a bit more pizazz, but couldn't settle on a permanent solution.  Then, I saw this nifty decorating idea at How About Orange, and had to try it out. 

Look!  When the light is off, you just see a white shade.  But when the light turns on, a secret silhouette is revealed! 

 Magic?  Nope.  Keep reading to see how it was done...

  •  Lamp with white shade
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors or exacto knife
  • Cutting mat (if using knife)
  • Computer Paper
1.  Cut out different shapes from your computer paper.  ( I free-handed both designs, but found inspiration for the light bulb from here.)

2.  Adhere the pieces of paper to the inside of your lampshade with double-sided tape.  

3.  Turn on your light to reveal your hidden handiwork.

So when they're off you see this pair of mild-mannered lamps....

and when they're turned on, ka-pow!  Shnazzy images are revealed.

(Hee hee, to tie this in with Valentine's Day, you could say that the lamp on the left reads, "Honey, you light up my life," and the lamp on the right reads "Heart attack!"  Teee hee heee.) 

Happy crafting!