Published on February 4th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Day of the Dead Reading Light

Materials: Smila Blomma lamp, paint pens, acrylic paint

Description: Very simply, draw sugar skull designs onto each petal with the black paint pen, then add small, colorful details in acrylic paint. Try not too cover too much space if you still want light enough to read by. The center circles are where the bulk of the light comes through, I had begun decorating them before realizing my mistake. Keep them clear. However, If you want a light that’s more nightlight, then just go a bit crazier with the paint!

~ Erica, Maui

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to Day of the Dead Reading Light

  1. tungufoss says:

    This is amazing. I want one! :)

  2. nika says:

    great! i’m trying to decorate my own day-of-the-dead-light.
    i just could get this thing in rose.
    so i had to treat it with white spray.

  3. Erica, Maui says:

    Thanks, we are thousands of miles from the nearest IKEA, so their products are rare and exotic to us… scored the flower lamp at a yard sale for a dollar from a 5 year old who was “too old for it”.

  4. nika says:

    oh, that looks so great!
    i realy have to plan my next visit at ikea! ♥

  5. Sascha says:

    Oooo… creepy but good fun. Nice one for a good halloween themed party too. How about cutting out holes for the zombie eyes and getting a red bulb in there?

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