Easy DIY Star Wars Lamp Makeover

This month I was super excited that we were celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope for the Monthly Movie Challenge. Then I realized how hard it is to come up with an awesome craft to pay homage to it. I wasn’t the only one, either. We all struggled to come up with crafts and recipes. Finally, I decided to make an awesome Death Star lamp but I couldn’t get it to turn out. Then I remembered that I still had some fabric leftover from this Star Wars Sleep Shorts project. Thus, this easy DIY Star Wars lamp makeover was born.

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This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

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Materials

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 1

Clean your lamp if needed. We hadn’t been using ours so it had a nice coat of dust on it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 2

Remove the lampshade from your lamp base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 3

Next, use the lampshade to measure the width of fabric needed.

Note:

I was ecstatic because the fabric I had remaining was already the perfect width. If yours isn’t, trim it so that there is ¼ inch excess on either side.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 4

After you have measured your width, measure your length by wrapping your fabric around the outside of the lampshade.

Tip:

Do this with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 5

Next, mark the edge where the fabric overlaps. See the picture for reference and keep in mind that you want to keep a slight overlap.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 6

Once you’ve marked your fabric, unwrap it from your lampshade and cut at your mark.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 7

Next, find the seam of the lamp shade and add a line of hot glue to it.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 8

Attach the edge of your fabric to the line of glue.

Tip:

Make sure that fabric is facing right-side out.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 9

After your glue has cooled, wrap your fabric around the outside of your lampshade and secure the edge with another line of hot glue.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 10

Now secure one edge of the fabric overlap to the inside of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 11

Continue gluing your fabric edge until it is completely secured.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 12

Repeat steps 10 and 11 on the other end of your lampshade.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

Step 13

Lastly, reattach your lampshade to your base.

 

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier! It's the perfect unique decor to dress up your kid's room or your husband's man cave.

This DIY Star Wars lamp makeover couldn’t be easier. I love how it turned out. There is one problem, though. My husband wants to put it in the master bedroom. Me? Not so much. Wish me luck that we can compromise on the family room. Hopefully you don’t run into the same problem with your husband. Either way, don’t forget to check out all of the awesome projects from my friends. There are some great ideas as always!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

25 thoughts on “Easy DIY Star Wars Lamp Makeover

  1. Sandra Garth says:

    I love it and it was super easy! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

    • Marie says:

      It is incredibly easy to make. If you have a hot glue gun and some scissors you are good to go. I hope your son loves his new lamp (when you get around to making it :))!

  2. Megan Chamberlin says:

    That fabric worked perfectly for this DIY! I hope you won on the family room though, I can’t say I’m a big enough nerd to want it in the bedroom, lol.

  3. lydiaf1963 says:

    That fabric is amazing! The lamp base works well with the design, too! I think I’d prefer it in the family room or man cave, too, lol.

    • Marie says:

      Thank you, Lydia! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I totally agree with you on the family room thing (obviously) but I’m totally using the argument that more people will get to see it there than will see it in our bedroom. I think I’m wearing him down. Lol!

    • Marie says:

      Thanks, Christy! Yes, definitely be on the hunt for a lamp. It was so incredibly easy to make. Once you have your lamp you can finish it in an afternoon.

  4. Michelle James says:

    This is so nice. I just love projects like this. My son is a huge Star Wars fan and his wife is a huge Harry Potter fan. I see two matching…yet different…lamps in their future! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Rebecca says:

    I really like how your lamp turned out. I’ve been trying to figure out what kind of table light would go in our son’s Star Wars room, and this idea is perfect. Thank you. Pinning so I can make it later.

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