One month left until Halloween! I don't have a mantel to decorate for the occasion and I'm not extremely fond of pumpkins. So what to do, what to do? A little witch lamp, of course! It's black like a real witch and it's got witch stockings, too :)) I used an old Ikea lampshade for the top and a yellow base from the gay lamp for the bottom. Oh, I also drew and decoupaged the Halloween spooked cat.
In order to decoupage the Halloween cat, I used an ironic patterned paper covered in... other cats:)) And we ate the eggplant the next day (grilled with mushrooms and onions).
1. Take a lampshade that is two sizes smaller than the final size you want for the witch lamp.
2. Draw the outline of the lampshade's circular base on a piece of cardboard or thick paper.
3. Draw a wider circle (for the witch hat's brim) and a smaller one (for the section where you glue the hat together). Cut on the outer lines. You should be left with a wide cardboard circle.
4. Cut little "teeth" on the narrow section of the circle, to connect the cone and the brim.
5. Glue black fabric on both sides of the cardboard circle. Use a textile glue, it's more resistant.
6. Cut the fabric and fold the "teeth" perpendicularly. You should now have a wide black circle - the brim.
7. Cut a large triangle from the same fabric you used for the brim.
8. Wrap the fabric around the lampshade, make a cone and glue it all together.
9. Put the cone on top of the brim, with the teeth inside the lampshade. Glue the brim to the top (I used flat paper tape, because I might wanna re-use the old lampshade once again).
10. Put some duct tape around the lamp base, to make the stocking stripes. This was my favorite part :)
11. Add a ribbon on the hat, an "H" as a buckle and the witch lamp is done!
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