No one casts Halloween in the same light as the “pumpkin king with a skeleton grin.” This decoupage holiday lampshade depicts the skeletal master of fright lamenting his fate in the glow of the full moon.
Time: 20 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Medium box-style lampshade (the one shown here is approximately 11 inches tall and 12 inches across the base)
- Lightweight craft paper (yellow, black, and purple)
- Wax paper
- Acrylic sealer / glue
- Foam brush
- Black permanent marker
How To Make It
- First, print and cut out the cup cuff template.
- Cover your work surface with wax paper.
- Place the black background piece face down on the work surface and coat it well with sealer/glue. Carefully lift the glued paper and press it onto the lampshade, using your fingers to gently smooth the paper and stick it evenly in place.
- Next, attach the moon piece in the same manner, centering it atop the circular opening in the background.
- Now attach the hill, matching up the lower corner with the background edges.
- Use a marker to draw an eye on the Jack Skellington piece. Then color in the entire body below the head with the exception of a V-shape shirt front, as shown.
- Glue the Skellington piece atop the hill. When the glue is dry, lightly draw skeleton fingers below each wrist.
- Coat the entire lampshade panel with a couple coats of sealer/glue, allowing it to dry between applications.
- Now try out the lamp and see how it looks when it’s turned off and on.
Cutting should be done by an adult.
Posted 2 years Ago