How to Create a Fall Leaf Lampshade
Give an ordinary lampshade autumnal appeal by stenciling it with fall leaves. This project is an easy and inexpensive way to give a subtle nod to the changing seasons.
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- burlap lampshade
- black acrylic paint
- stiff bristle brush
- no. 2 liner artist's brush
- 1" brush
- printer paper
- permanent marker
- black plastic stencil
- painter's tape
- craft knife
- cutting board or mat
- Download: Fall Leaf Template
Print leaf template in 5" x 7" photo format or 8" x 10" for larger leaves. Place blank plastic stencil over printed leaf template and trace design with permanent marker. Tip: Leaf template can be printed in assorted sizes to add variety.
Use a sharp craft knife and cutting mat or board to cut leaf shapes out of template. Cutting stems is optional.
Paint branches around shade using a no. 2 liner artist's brush and allow paint to dry. Tip: Look at a tree in your yard, or a photo, and use the branch pattern as a guide.
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