What you need
Lamp base (we used Verve Design ‘Cable’ dark wood pyramid lamp base)
Plain lampshade (we used Verve Design ‘Dawn’ large round tapered lampshade in Cream)
Size 10 flat craft paintbrush
1. On the lampshade, use a water-soluble colouring pencil to create clusters of palm fronds (or your own design).
2. Dip a paintbrush in water to lightly blend over the palm fronds to create a subtle watercolour effect.
3. Trace over the palm fronds in light blue fabric paint to create a three-dimensional effect, leaving to dry thoroughly.
4. With the lamp unplugged, unscrew the cap of the lamp base to position the shade, then reattach the cap.
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