I love unexpected craft supplies! Who would think this classy lamp shade used to be a bamboo yoga mat?
Yoga Mat and Nail Polish Lampshade
I found a damaged lamp shade and yoga mat at a garage sale and was inspired to use the yoga mat to spiff up the damaged lamp shade.
Garage sale finds! The lampshade needed to be repaired but when I picked up the yoga mat I thought...don't repair.....cover it!
The first step was really easy, just wrap the lampshade with the yoga mat and secure it with a nice bead of hot glue. Then I trimmed the excess width of it after the hot glue was cool.
I took scissors and trimmed the bottom to be flush with the lamp shade. It was very easy to cut with some scissors.
To finish my makeover I wanted to add some pizzazz. I could have used acrylic paint but I like the instant gratification of nail polish. Most of my nail polish dries in one minute. So I applied strips of painters tape around the whole lamp shade.
I always have a supply of fingercots because I like to paint with my fingers. I used my finger to smooth on complimentary colors of nail polish. After a few minutes I could remove the painters tape to reveal fun colorful stripes and my makeover was complete!
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