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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- Old Lamp (mine came from Ikea years ago)
- Star Wars Fabric (the one I used is only available in the store or you can order this alternative online)
- Fabric Pencil
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Clean your lamp if needed. We hadn’t been using ours so it had a nice coat of dust on it.
Remove the lampshade from your lamp base.
Next, use the lampshade to measure the width of fabric needed.
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.
After you have measured your width, measure your length by wrapping your fabric around the outside of the lampshade.
Do this with the wrong side of the fabric facing out.
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.
Once you’ve marked your fabric, unwrap it from your lampshade and cut at your mark.
Next, find the seam of the lamp shade and add a line of hot glue to it.
Attach the edge of your fabric to the line of glue.
Make sure that fabric is facing right-side out.
After your glue has cooled, wrap your fabric around the outside of your lampshade and secure the edge with another line of hot glue.
Now secure one edge of the fabric overlap to the inside of your lampshade.
Continue gluing your fabric edge until it is completely secured.
Repeat steps 10 and 11 on the other end of your lampshade.
Lastly, reattach your lampshade to your base.
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!
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.