Polkadot Glittered Lamp Shade

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
As I'm slowly working on a few little projects for my girl nursery I must admit that I'm excited to be able to use a little glitter here and there.  I wanted to make this little white lamp I used with both of my boys seem a little more girly.....

.....so I put glitter polka dots on it.  It was a pretty easy project.

Here's how it went down.  I took got out my Aleene's tacky dots and my glitter.  

The glue dots have a clear plastic film on both sides.  I peeled off one side of the film like this....

....and then I pressed it into my glitter.

I shook off the excess glitter and was left with this.  I peeled off the dot and placed it on the lamp shade.  Peeling them off can be a little tricky since you don't want them to stick to themselves.  I tried to be patient as I pulled them off.

I figured that would be a lot easier than putting them on the lampshade first and then sprinkling the glitter on the whole shade.  Plus, if I touched the dots first they might loose some stick and not hold the glitter as well.

I made sure to clean off the shade well first.  It was a bit dusty and the dust would also have ruined the project, making the dots fall off.

Now the lamp is still fairly neutral in color, but a little more girly for the nursery.

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