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When you’re going someplace new, what’s the first thing you notice? Some people say it’s the décor, me? I pay attention to the lighting.

Yes, I really just said that.

Lighting can truly make or break a place. Too dark and it’s too intense, too bright and it’s too harsh. It’s kind of like “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” you have to get it just right. So, when I was surfing KPWB’s Pinterest page and found an interesting way to not only create some interesting lighting, but could be used with common household items. I had to jump on it. So, with the help of KPWB’s Pinterest page and Good I was able to.


Step 1: Gather your supplies


For this project, you’ll really only need these items:


  1. A wine glass (If you don’t have one around, you can get one at the Dollar Store.)
  2. Scrapbook paper (You can use any color and pattern, if you don’t have any you can easily get some from your local craft store.)
  3. Double-sided tape (I used mounting tape as a substitute, but both work.)
  4. An X-Acto knife
  5. A tea light


Step 2. Cut out your shade


Using the template provided by Good Housekeeping, cut out the scrapbook paper and wrap it around the glass to figure out where to place your tape. While you’re doing this make sure the paper takes on a lampshade shape.


Step 3. Tape it up


Once you’ve decided where to place the ‘shade’ place the tape accordingly and gently wrap it around the glass.


Step 4: Light it up and relax!


Once you’ve finished taping your ‘shade to the glass, place a tea candle inside and light it up. Then sit back, relax and enjoy a lovely candlelit evening.


Final thoughts:

In my past posts I’ve pointed out how certain projects, while fun were time consuming. That’s why I liked that this project was not only easy, but that it only took a few minutes to do. I would definitely do this project again and would recommend it to anyone who wants a crafty, but classy way to dress up any table space. Want to see more awesome upcycle crafts? Check out KPWB’s Pinterest for more! And check back next week for another upcycle project!