Wood Grain Glitter Lampshade With Krylon Glitter Blast

Yep, the genius’ at Krylon have done it again.  Are you surprised?…cause I’m not.  Introducing da da da da! Krylon’s new Glitter Blast!!

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The question of the day became where in your house can you use glitter without it being a holiday, or related to your 8 year old daughter?  So I thought and thought about it.

If you have read Vintage Revivals for very long you know that I love taking things that are total opposites and putting them together to create something that is unique and sort of brave.  So this is what I came up with:

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Oh yes, my friends that is a wood grain glitter lampshade.

You can close your mouths now.

This is one of my favorite projects ever.  I am obsessed with how cool it is. What is more opposite than wood and glitter?  Not much…Want to learn how to make one?

The most important part is Krylon’s new Glitter Blast.  Have you ever used glitter spray paint before?  I have and it sucks.  Not enough glitter too much “paint”.  I was SHOCKED when I used the Glitter Blast.  I am never going to have to buy an overpriced glitter ball ornament again. Holla!!

This stuff is a spray of SOLID glitter.  The color that I used was Golden Glow.  I am so impressed with this product there aren’t even words. You have to try it for yourselves. I have never seen anything like this as far as the glitter concentration goes, aside from putting glue down and sprinkling loose glitter on it.  (You would NEVER be able to do a project like this with that technique.)  This stuff is just amazing.

Ok now for the tutorial.

Start out with a lampshade.  I got mine at Target for $15.00 (see what happens when you NEED something?  You pay way too much.  Hoarders unite!)

Measure the widest part of your shade to make sure you use a long enough piece of vinyl.

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I created the wood grain pattern and cut it out with my Silhouette.

**If you don’t want to invest 4+ hours it will take to make your own wood grain image you can buy the exact one that I made for super cheap! (cough cough $5.00 $4.00 for 3 days only!) And we can be TWINNERS!!

Click here for more info!

It is a really detailed design and will take a few minutes to cut out.  I was using not awesome vinyl from the craft store and had to watch it very closely to make sure that a piece didn’t lift and grab the roller and mess the whole thing up.  Cause it did.  Twice.

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Next you will weed it:

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If your shade is perfectly cylindrical then you don’t need to do this.  If it tapers, you will.  Cut your design into strips so that you can put it on and keep it straight.

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There were lots of pieces that I had to put on by hand.  (Because cheap vinyl doesn’t really stick to the fabric on the lampshade.  If you use shades like the ones I used in the Epic Room Makeover  it would be WAY easier to put it on) Its sorta tedious but totally worth it.

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Now for the best part!  Its time to GLITTERIZE!

When you are using Glitter Blast make sure you shake it really well.  Start your spray off of your project (it takes a second for the glitter to come out) but when it does you are going to LOVE IT!!  Do a few light coats. (I did 2)  If you make it too thick your vinyl will take some of the glitter spray off when you are peeling it away. (yes, I learned that the hard way too) so spray it until its solid but not heavy.

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Then while your paint is still wet peel of your design (I used tweezers and it went really fast).

Ok, so lets say that you are like me and put your spray on too heavy in a few spots and the vinyl took some of it off.  Its such an easy fix you are going to die. And maybe want to kiss me.

Spray some Glitter Blast onto your go to paint holder:

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Then take a small brush and paint it on.  Seriously.  Because it is already textured you can’t tell where you had to add it.

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I wish you guys could see this in real life.  It is out of this world amazing.

Ok so now here is the fun for you part!  Do you want to win a 6 pack of Krylon Glitter Blast and $50.00 to your fave crafty store (Walmart, Joanns, Hobby Lobby or Michaels)?

All you have to do is link up a project that you have made sparkle or shine! Five people will be selected to win!

Rules:

1. Link your shiny craft/home decor project here by Midnight, Thursday Sept 15th.

2.The five bloggers that are hosting the Glitter Blast party will each choose their fave.  (Me, Jen from Tatertots & Jello,  Beckie from Infarrantly Creative, Amy from Mod Podge Rocks and Heather from Dollar Store Crafts).

3. Winners will be announced on or about Friday, September 16th at noon.

4. Residents of USA only.

Also each of these awesome gals have made some super fun projects using Glitter Blast so make sure you visit the first couple of links on the party to see what they have come up with!

 

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  1. Mandi!! It’s beautiful. What an amazing project. I love it!!

    xoxox
    Jen

  2. its amazing!

  3. I love it too! It is so cool! Beautiful!

  4. This project is totally going on my list of September’s favorite things! You rocked it, Mandi!!
    And the Glitter Blast is going on my WalMart list, too. :) Oodles of projects coming up that I can use it on!
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  5. That is gorgeous! I want one!!!

  6. Mandi ~ you were right ~ this lampshade is awesomeness!!!! Pinterest will blow up! Love it so. I linked up a basket I took from holiday tacky to faux oxidized copper/bronze metal – rusty, shiny goodness :)
    Love Laurie from Scene of Sublime

  7. It looks like you are using Oracal vinyl. It isn’t cheap. It’s much higher quality than the junk at the craft store. You just need to buy the right kind. Don’t go lower than 651. You can get it in a big roll and save a ton. You can also get frosted, glittered, and glow in the dark :)

  8. I forgot to add…don’t buy your vinyl at a craft supply company or at a craft store. You will overpay like crazy! Buy from a sign making company. You will get way more for your money. Also keep in mind that any vinyl that is matte finish will be thick & total crap & will not last. Matte vinyls are the absolute bottom of the totem pole and made as exhibition vinyl manufactured as “temporary” vinyl. If you haven’t been buying vinyl forever you won’t know that :) They took if off their description a few years ago when cricut and silhouette started getting popular.

  9. I love your lamp shade!!!!! I cannot wait to try the Glitter Blast!!!!!

  10. Too awesome for words. Seriously! Genius idea, Mandi!

  11. for reals..that is pretty freakin awesome. i love it. i might need to borrow madonna.

  12. Amazeballs!! I am in love!

  13. Ok totally dig it girl!!

  14. SERIOUSLY!?!?!? This is the coolest thing ever! I love it! I love that you did it with glitter spray paint! I LOVE IT!!!

    xoxo, Ashley

  15. Awesome Mandi! I am so impressed with the new ideas you come up with. Your creativity is amazing!

  16. Amazing! I’mn ot a big glitter girl,but WOW! I’m totally doing this project.

    Sarah:)

  17. Now thats some wood grain I can really get behind! Adore!

  18. This is fantastic! Gorj!

  19. Wow, am I glad I clicked on! I am so impressed with your talent & patience. This project is pulling 3Gs- Gotta Get Glitter Blast!

  20. The wood grain template is so cool. I would love to do this on a couple of items.

  21. Mandi! I just KNEW your next project would be with the Krylon Glitter Blast! Did you see that I tagged your name in a pin I posted to Pinterest like 4 or 5 days ago? I had never seen it before then & I knew you probably already had a project in the works & you did lol. I need to get some & go glitterfy (is that a word?!) some pumpkins & stuff for Halloween! I can’t wait to use this stuff. I am picturing my daughter’s birthday party & I think everything will have to be covered in glitter! hahaha

    Love the lamp btw, great idea! I love the wood grain idea & even though it’s glittered it’s totally not gaudy or anything. It looks FAB!

  22. I regret to inform you that I have no glitter projects or anything remotely sparkly in my home…lol

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  23. Hey Mandi! You are amazing! I mean, how do you come up with all these awesome projects?
    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I tried to follow your links to the other blogs that are doing the glitter giveaway, but they didn’t work. Tatertots & Jello was the only link that worked. Just thought you should know!
    PS I’m a huge fan! Keep the awesomeness coming!

  24. I glitter everything….my eyes (NO 43 is NOT too old for glittery makeup), my kids, my crafts, my artwork, my Christmas and Halloween decorations…. now this I can glitter furniture? OMG….I think my family may officially hate you for introducing me to this new project that somehow I missed. Martha also has a new glitter paint….. Bwa ha haha ha..glitter glitter everywhere. A life lived with glitter.

  25. How crazy fun is that lampshade?! Can’t wait to try this Glitter Blast. Is it avail. in stores yet?

  26. Girl – your craftiness knows no bounds! I do love me some GLITTER! Now, you should make some glitter shoes – I’ve always wanted to do that. Anyways – so good to be back to the blogging world! Love YOUR guts;)

    -Linds

  27. whoa! there she goes again! you rock… i adore this project… it’s gorgeous! clever clever, girl!

    love ya!

  28. K seriously, this lampshade is AMAZING! I LOVE it!

    I wish I knew of this product before so I can link something up :)

  29. This is great! Wow so creative :) I’ve been hearing and seeing this product everywhere…gotta check it out! Visiting from Rhoda’s tweet!

  30. Crafts, decorating and sewing are definately next on my things I want to get good at list. You inspire me! Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing your crafty nature.

  31. Crap, You’re Awesome! Love it, love it, love it!!!!!

  32. Love the glitter blast! I’ve got to go out and get me some! I think I’ll try it on some pumpkins.

  33. this just might be my favorite lamp makeover ever!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, NICE JOB MANDI!!! LOVE the glitter and the wood grain!

  34. fantastic

  35. Wow! I love it! Turned out so great!

  36. *GASP!* Now you have my wheels turning! Way to be inspiring!

  37. so cute! love it! question- i have a glitterfied project in the works. it will be done tomorrow, but i dont have a fancy craft blog just my “life” blog that is rarely updated. so do i post it on there and send you the link? or is there a different way to link up my project?? thanks for the help! p.s i made my mom a set of anthro knock off lamps for christmas last year and she love loved them! thanks for all the fun funky ideas!!

  38. Hey Babe, I am also in southern utah… where were you able to find the Krylon glitter paint? Micheals? I have a project I am dying to do but can’t find just the right paint? xoxo~Lindsey

  39. I love how your projects are so different and funky. I’m more traditional, but following your blog has really made me more open to different things!

  40. Love it… alot of work but worth it :)

  41. You are AMAZING!!! A.MAZ.ING! Everything you do is new, inventive and totally rockstar material. There is a reason that your blog has grown so quickly in one year! You have made a huge impression on blogland!

  42. Holy moley! Genius! ;)

  43. Cute! But um you totally need a painting for that frame! :)

  44. Fab-tacular!

  45. Oh Em Gee, that is totally to die for. Glad you’ve got the patience (and vinyl cutter). Pretty sure I would have lost my mind but it is so gorgeous. Linked up my Ombre Glitter Pumpkins done the old fashioned way ;-)

  46. Your project is so awesome! You are such a rock star! xoxo -heather

  47. Anyone want to make me one and I’ll buy it from you?!?! I don’t have a silhouette…..

  48. I featured your lampshade over at Lemon Drop Life!
    http://www.lemondroplife.com/2011/09/17/best-in-show-all-that-glitters/

  49. love this. so funky & classy at the same time!

    XOXO,
    kelli & kristi

  50. Love this! You have patience! So…you mentioned where you got the lampSHADE from but not the lamp. I’ve searched for it in your blog to no avail. Where did you buy it??? Please don’t say a thrift store. It is so so so cute! Also, did you talk about it in any other posts? I couldn’t find anything.

  51. Oh my goodness….I am OBSESSED With this lampshade!! I love it! Too bad I don’t have a silhouette. =(

  52. Lexie Mobley says:

    Hi! I LOVE this lampshade! I want to make one for my son’s nursery. Are you selling your wood grain file anywhere? The link is dead for that in your post.

    Thanks!
    Lexie

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