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