It's no secret we love a good IKEA hack around here, especially a simple one that transforms a basic lamp shade into a winter wonderland of shimmering mixed metallics. Playing off the smoky tones of the glass pendant, and with visions of a gilded forest dancing in our heads, we created a modern holiday scene that can shine as a centerpiece or add festive elegance to a shelf or mantel. Either way, it's a cinch to make, and your winter abode will have a lot more sparkle in it this season.
Things You'll Need
JAKOBSBYN pendant lamp shade (we used the smoke color)
Large bowl (we used this gold one)
Set the pendant inside a large bowl so that the larger opening of the lamp shade is at the top. The bowl will act as a sturdy base and will also catch any stray glitter.
Place a paper plate inside the pendant to create a flat ledge inside. We used a gold-colored paper plate so that it would blend in more seamlessly with our metallic theme. However, if you don't have a gold one handy, you could simply paint a regular paper plate.
Paint a group of plain bottle brush trees using a variety of metallic paint colors (or simply buy metallic-colored trees). We purchased a set of ivory and silver trees, and painted some of the ivory ones copper. You can either paint them with a paintbrush and metallic craft paint, or you can spray paint them with metallic spray paint. If using a paintbrush, be sure to work the paint in between the bristles for fuller coverage.
If you don't already have a metallic deer figurine, go ahead and paint that a metallic color as well.
We also painted the bases of the trees gold so they'd blend in better with the gold paper plate.
Place double-sided tape or glue dots on the bottoms of the bottle brush trees and deer figurine.
Once you've settled on a desired arrangement, adhere the trees and figurine to the paper plate.
Use a spoon to fill the bottom with glitter. You want to use enough glitter to cover the paper plate and also create the illusion of glistening mounds of snow.
Use a clean paintbrush to brush glitter off the sides of the bowl to create a cleaner edge.
Now your modern metallic holiday scene is set to shimmer and sparkle all winter long.