Botanical Lamp Shade

by Cassie, May 6th, 2012 | 2 Comments

My old lamp shade didn’t survive the move to Seattle. When I was looking for a new lamp shade, I was inspired by a neat lamp shade I saw on Etsy that was decorated with dried plants. I followed these instructions for making my own lamp shade.

On one of my hikes around Seattle, I gathered some plants to decorate my lamp shade.

Gathered plants

Then, I dried the plants for a couple weeks.

Drying the plants

After the plants were dried, I arranged the plants on my lamp shade and glued them on. After the glue had dried, I applied a protective coat of  clear acrylic sealer spray.

Finished lamp shade

Lamp shade lit up for the first time