Mandilicious Christmas Project 3: Stamped Ombre Lampshade
The holiday season is here and I can guarantee that 98% of us still have people that we need to find the perfect gift for. So here is where I come in. Every day this week I am showing you a project that you can make for someone you like/love/want to blow their socks off. The projects range from simple simple to a little less simple but still really doable. Can you feel the gift giving happiness oozing from my ears? Cause it is.
So bust out your holiday cheer and lets get to work!
Today’s Mandilicous Christmas project will cost you the price of a lampshade. And paint, if you don’t have that. But that is it!! Wahoooo! I found my lampshade at Target (best store for cheap drum shades!) Your custom hand stamp is made from the WORLDS GREATEST INVENTION. The toilet paper roll. Bam.
I mean, you cant deny that toilet paper on a roll is the greatest invention ever right?!
And *hopefully* this is something that everyone has in their house, otherwise we have bigger problems than executing a perfectly Mandilicious Christmas my dear friend.
To start gather up your gear.
If you are making your lampshade ombre like mine you will need 2-3 colors of paint, if you are going for a solid color than you just need one!
I mixed my 2 colors (the orange and pink) together for my first row.
Lightly dip your toilet paper roll into the paint
Then dab it a few times onto a paper plate or paper towel to clean off a little of the excess. Wouldn’t it be fun to do a project that looks like this plate design?!
Then gently rolling it just a little (because your lampshade is rounded) stamp it onto your shade.
When you are ready for your next row add a little bit of white to your paint, mix it well and go to town!
When I got close to the end I put a little bit of painters tape over the edging so that it stayed uniform and didn’t look to messy.
Once your paint is dry peel off your tape and you are golden!
This could be a really fun project for kids and just think all of the places you could use this technique!!
Don’t miss the other projects in the It’s A Very Mandilicious Christmas Series!
Love Your Guts, Mandi