With summer coming up insanely soon, it’s time to get ready. I don’t know about you, but I like to switch up some of my decorations around summer time.
I had an old lamp I was planning on giving away to my local thrift store. I’ve had it for way too long and it didn’t match my room anymore.
Then I saw this lamp tutorial by Sydney Jones, and figured why not give this old lamp a new life?
Here’s what you’ll need to give an old lamp a summery new vibe.
- Old lamp
- Plastic spoons
- Acrylic paint (if your plastic spoons are already neon yellow, you can skip this)
- Plastic liter bottle
- Exacto knife
- Hot glue
- Green poster board
First, use the marker to draw a line around the top of the liter bottle. Also draw a line around 2 inches from the bottom of the bottle. Use the exacto knife to cut off the areas below the line.
Then, take your spoons and paint them if necessary. You’re only going to be using the heads of the spoon, so there’s no need to paint the handle.
Take each spoon head (this tutorial by Sydney Jones uses exactly 112 spoon heads,) and use hot glue to stick each spoon head on to the bottle.
Cut up the green poster board in a pinwheel shape as the base of the pineapple leaves. Glue it down to the top of the bottle and curl the leaves downward toward the spoons.
Continue to cut individual pineapple leaves and glue them on to the top. After you glue, curve them to your liking.
Take one more piece of poster board and wrap it around the base of the leaves and glue them in place. Now your pineapple is done and you can slip it over your lamp.
Make sure your lamp has something to hold up the pineapple, like a ridge under the bulb or something similar. If you don’t have this, the pineapple makes a great decoration as is!
If you do use this as a lamp, sure not to leave it on for too long, and get a bulb that emits the least amount of heat possible.
That’s it, you’ve got an awesome pineapple lamp that’s perfect for the summer season! If you haven’t made this yet, you’ll definitely pine for it. Sorry, I had to.