Stenciled Lamp Shade Using A Sharpie Marker

Stencil a Lamp Shade With a Sharpie Marker

I recently created a stenciled lamp shade using a sharpie marker.  It may be a new thing around here…stenciling with sharpies, that is.  Seriously!   You can take a sharpie marker, trace just about anything, and make it absolutely gorgeous!

It’s summer, which means I am obsessed with all things sand and sea.  I’ve spotted some really cute lamp shades with seashell and coral shapes on them lately, but shew…are they expensive or what?  I spied a lamp shade with a coral design on it not too long ago and had a really hard time leaving it in the store.  Well, I decided to try to make my own, and am so glad I did.  This is seriously one of the easiest things I have ever done!  Let me show you what I did…

Stencil a Lamp Shade Before

I started with this plain old drum shade from Lowe’s.  It was less than $10.  
Stencil a Lamp Shade Design

I used my Silhouette to design my stencil, but if you don’t have one, no worries.  You can totally make your own!

Stencil a Lamp Shade Cut Out

I was planning on using the stencil and painting the inside, but once I pulled the coral cutouts from the mat, a new idea hit me.

Stencil a Lamp Shade Tracing

I took the coral cutout and smoothed it onto the lamp shade, and traced it with a sharpie marker.

I have to be honest, I was a little scared, but it turned out perfectly!

Stenciled Lamp Shade

I pulled the coral shape off the lamp shade and was instantly in love.

I also spray painted a lamp base so the shade would really pop!

Stenciled Lamp Shade With Coral

It works perfectly in my little corner of the living room!

What do you think?  Would you draw on a lampshade with a sharpie marker?

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  1. Dona says

    Wow! And you can use any color to match anything! Great idea, girl! Thanks!

  2. says

    I love this – one of my favourite little projects is redoing lamps… I have covered them with fabric, ribbon, sisal rope… But never drawn on or stencilled one. Awesome idea!

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