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DIY Seashell Lamp

Like most people, I love to walk the beach and collect shells.
During the summer, I like to display my shells in a large clear vase on the mantle.
This year, I decided to make a Lamp using a Light Kit from Etchall.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy
Here’s what I used to make the DIY Seashell Lamp:
  1. Clean mason the jar to remove all dirt, fingerprints and oil. Dry with a coffee filter, paper towel, or lint-free cloth.
  2. Mask off a 1″ area around the mason jar with removable painters tape.
  3. Apply a heavy coat of etchall® etching crème to the masked area using the etchall® squeegee. Leave etching crème on for 15 minutes. After etching time has elapsed, use the squeegee to return the crème back into the original container for later re-use.
  4. Rinse etched surface with hot water to remove any remaining crème. Remember to keep crème away from porcelain or ceramic tiles.
  1. Dry mason jar and apply the “relax” peel and stick stencil onto the middle of the first side. Mask the sides of the stencil with removable painter’s tape.
  2. Using a stencil brush and the multi surface paint, fill in the open areas of the stencil.
  3. Carefully remove stencil and clean before stenciling on the other three sides of the jar.
  4. Fill Jar with sand and shells.
the lighten up shade kit
  1. Using the plastic sleeve template, trace onto a piece of burlap. Cut the burlap leaving a 1/2″ allowance around traced template.
  2. Use spray adhesive to coat the back of the burlap. Apply onto the lampshade and trim.
  • Glue twine around edge of lampshade.
  • Optional: The top of the shade is removable so I spray painted it black.
The Lighten Up Kit is pretty easy to customize. Lots of possibilities. It comes with a self-illuminating lampshade with LED lights, template and instructions guide. It uses 3 AA batteries so it’s portable and can be used almost anywhere.

The DIY Seashell Lamp was created for and sponsored by Etchall®.

Materials used for this project:

  • Etchall Lighten Up Kit   (Etchall creme)
  • Mason Jar

To see more: https://sueeldred.com/2016/04/08/diy-seashell-lamp/

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on May 7, 2016

    You have done a fantastic job - I also love the way you have displayed it for the photograph.

    • Sue Eldred
      Sue Eldred Washington, IL
      on May 7, 2016

      @Valerie Thank You. I appreciate the kind comment. (If you only knew how many different photos I took before I got that one. )

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on May 9, 2016

    Hi Sue - I am thrilled to see that this is a 'featured post' today!

  • Karen swift
    Karen swift United Kingdom
    on May 9, 2016

    its lovely great idea

    FOXXI RYAN Wilmington, NC
    on May 9, 2016

    Love this...gotta do it. Thanks. I am a suckered for tropical ideas.

  • Janice Grizzle
    Janice Grizzle Copperhill, TN
    on May 9, 2016

    Wow this is lovely, Wow this is lovely, thanks for sharing.

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