Update a Lamp With a Napkin

Follow the directions below to complete this DIY cloth napkin project from HGTV Magazine.
napkin lamp diy

Update a Lamp With a Cloth Napkin

How to update a cylinder lamp with a cloth napkin

Photo by: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Philip Friedman/Studio D

Materials Needed

  • clear cylinder base lamp
  • cloth napkin
  • poster board
  • scissors
  • glue stick

Step 1

Remove the top of a fillable cylinder lamp base.

empty cylinder lamp

Empty Cylinder Lamp

DIY napkin projects

Photo by: Philip Friedman/Studio D

Philip Friedman/Studio D

Step 2

Cut a piece of poster board the same height as the base, and wide enough so when you put it in the base, the edges overlap slightly.

Step 3

Glue a napkin to the poster board with a glue stick; trim excess fabric.

Step 4

Roll the poster board up and place it in the base. Replace the top.

crafting by Madeline Jacobs

Next Up

Makeover Your Entry for $500 or Less!

HGTV Magazine asked three home influencers to overhaul their entryways on a dime. See how they did it, and shop their affordable finds.

How to Rewire a Lamp

No need to toss that old lamp. Follow these easy steps for rewiring a light, making it good as new.

The Best Bud Vases for Every Style

Let’s hear it for minimalist flower arranging. These tiny vases make the most of a single stem.

Easy DIY Holiday Cards From HGTV Magazine

Make a note: These DIY cards are sure to impress your friends and family.

How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling in 7 Simple Steps

Learn how to remove a textured ceiling without creating a mess using these simple steps.

How to Put on a Duvet Cover

Stop wrestling with your duvet once and for all. Learn how to put on a duvet cover the easy way.

Make a Large Flower Arrangement

Learn how to make a large flower arrangement using one bouquet of grocery store flowers and foraged greenery from your backyard.

How to Turn a Rug Into a Wall Art Tapestry

Put a cherished rug on display as handmade art with some basic lumber and these DIY tapestry instructions.

Fun Novelty Ornaments for Every Style

Whether your holiday decor style is luxe or laidback, woodsy or retro, the HGTV Magazine editors found beautiful new baubles to trim your tree.

Create a Holiday Tablescape With Everyday Dishes

You don’t need special china to set a festive table! Here’s how to dress up your dinnerware all season long.

What's New in Handmade

On TV

Home Town

7am | 6c

Home Town

8am | 7c

Home Town

9am | 8c

Home Town

10am | 9c

Home Town

11am | 10c

Bargain Block

12pm | 11c

Bargain Block

1pm | 12c
7pm | 6c
7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

House Hunters

8pm | 7c

House Hunters

8:30pm | 7:30c

House Hunters

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

House Hunters

12am | 11c

House Hunters

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

House Hunters

3:30am | 2:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.