DIY Felt Meringue Floor Lamp
I was inspired after seeing this pendant lamp on Apartment Therapy, as well as these two on Design*Sponge. I wanted a different light source in my bedroom, aside from the pair of lamps on my bedside tables. My original thought was to create a pendant lamp, but because of ceiling limitations and lack of electrical know-how, I quickly repurposed my original idea into a floor lamp. The materials are relatively inexpensive and I was able to save by using an existing floor lamp kit from IKEA, as well as a thrifted lampshade.
- Lampshade, I used an oversized retro shade purchased from a thrift store
-felt (3 yards, or about 25-30 felt sheets from craft store, depending on size of lampshade)
-hot glue gun
1. Cut out many circles, I kept mine about 2 inch rounds for the project, but you can vary the sizes to give more dimension to the overall design. I used the roll of duct tape as a template for my felt circles.
2. Fold the felt circle into a Fortune Cookie fold, by folding the circle into half so it looks like a half moon and then fold again one side of the folded half and hot glue together. This should then resemble a fortune cookie like design and hot glue this to the lampshade.
3. Glue the felt circles in clusters varying the spaces between to create variance in the design.
Overall, I spent under $20 dollars on this project. The lamp shade was $10, the felt & glue gun w/glue sticks was $8, and the lamp base was free. This was a great way to recycle an old lampshade and I was really satisfied with the way the light plays with the texture and layering of the felt. The lamp really has a quality similar to whipped cream and/or a lemon meringue pie and could be a great addition to a bedroom, living room, or a little reading nook. Cheers!