Spooky Skellington Lampshade

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
  • 1

    First, print and cut out the cup cuff template.

  • 2

    Cover your work surface with wax paper.

  • 3

    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.

  • 4

    Next, attach the moon piece in the same manner, centering it atop the circular opening in the background.

  • 5

    Now attach the hill, matching up the lower corner with the background edges.

  • 6

    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.

  • 7

    Glue the Skellington piece atop the hill. When the glue is dry, lightly draw skeleton fingers below each wrist.

  • 8

    Coat the entire lampshade panel with a couple coats of sealer/glue, allowing it to dry between applications.

  • 9

    Now try out the lamp and see how it looks when it's turned off and on.

Cutting should be done by an adult.
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