Tuesday, August 30, 2011

{DIY Doily Lamp}

Yes we finally finished the doily lamp we have been working on for so long :) 
I can now cross that off of my List of projects to finish before baby.


#27 Make a Doily lamp

Here is our own tutorial {with some pictures} on how to make your very own Doily lamp:

You will need Lots of doilies, a paint brush, Wall paper glue & a large balloon
*We had a hard time finding these balloons. They are 36" balloons. 
*I found the doilies at Joannes craft store. It was the only place in town that had clothe doilies!
*I found the wallpaper glue at home depot in the paint section 

{Blow up the balloon to the size you are wanting your lamp to be }

{Hang your balloon from a sturdy surface}

{Paint each doily with lots of wallpaper glue. I really mean LOTS. You want them to be soaked!}
*if you are doing this inside, leave lots of doors & windows open, this project takes some time & the glue smell is awful & strong. 

{Cover your balloon in the glue soaked doilies.}
* Take your time
*This project takes LOTS of patience...Not gonna lie. 
The doilies kept sliding around & falling off... so frustrating. 
{After a few days of drying, Pop your balloon & hang your Doily lamp in the desired location!} 
*We bought a simple light kit from home depot & a large light bulb. 
*We used pink yarn to tie the doily lamp to the lamp kit since we put it in our baby girls room
*ignore the cluttered room, it is nowhere near finished :) 
{& there you go! Your own beautiful Doily lamp :) }

* You may have noticed that through our series of pics, the balloon color changed from yellow to red. The reason being, we didnt let the doilies dry long enough, & when we popped the balloon they all collapsed! Needless to say, we were frustrated. We just put a new balloon in the collapsed doily frame & blew it up & put a little extra glue. We let it sit a few more days. I would say, let your doily lamp sit to dry for at least 3 days, to make sure it is fully dry. & hopefully you wont face the issues we did.


Enjoy!! 



9 comments:

  1. Super Cute! I love everything you made in your daughter's room! My son is 2 1/2 and my daughter is 8 months and I painted or made pretty much everything in their rooms so I know it's a lot of work! Great job to you! She's adorable by the way! ♥ Jill

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  2. Soooo pretty! Thanks for having the patience to do it, then share it (yaaay!).

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  3. I love this! Where did you get the balloons? I can't find them that big anywhere.

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    1. Hello! I found them at party city :)

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    2. our walmart has some,hobby lobby,micheals.

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  4. I love this! How much are the light fixtures from the hardware stores?

    Also, please check out our blog! I love yours and it would be great to have your see ours!
    http://buttonsandjollies.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ill definitely check out your blog!!
      The light fixture kit was at home depot for $15 :)

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  5. did you put de vaséline before glue de fabric

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  6. Instead of balloons you can try flatable beach balls. They are mostly round aswell and easier to find in the shops!

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