Published on March 25th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Pimp your maskros lamp otherwise it pimps you one day

Materials: Maskros lamp, paper stars

Description: Sometimes my brain does stupid things to me: I thought I’m kind of the only person in the world who bought the Maskros lamp from IKEA. And then I was quite shocked seeing this lamp everywhere – in every barber shop (humans & animals).

So I decided to pimp mine. Before it pimps me.

I removed the flowers of the original and decorated it with paper stars instead. You can download the stars here.

I needed 160 stars. But it’s worth it. Now we have shadows of the stars on our walls when we switch on the lamp.

See more of the starry Maskros.

~ Steffi, www.ohhhmhhh.de

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

19 Responses to Pimp your maskros lamp otherwise it pimps you one day

  1. Rams says:

    The credit goes to the designer……

  2. Courtney says:

    Is there a way to hack this lamp so it can be made as a plug in?

  3. Caro says:

    This is one of my most favorite hacks EVER! Stunning!!!

  4. -ln- says:

    How did you attach the stars?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful and it’s not even AFHH.

  6. Anonymous says:

    That looks great! Best hack of that lamp I’ve seen yet. It really is nice.

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  8. Steffi says:

    Ohhh, I’m very happy that you like it!! And it’s so much fun to have it, the shadows are very cute! Best wishes, Steffi

  9. Anonymous says:

    beck hack of this lamp so far :) ) congrats!

  10. Astrid says:


    xx Astrid

  11. Timelapse says:

    Really cool i need to do it. Thank you for your idea!!!

  12. Joanna NL says:

    I still prefer the original, sorry…

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  14. Petra says:

    I sooo get what you were feeling, this lamp really IS everywhere. But yours is actally SO MUCH better. I love it:)

  15. Anonymous says:

    I love this. I think I will try this for my daughters room. Thanks, Nice hack.

  16. Fancylooks says:

    Congratulations, this is excellent, beautiful… it is such a nice idea that you’ll regret sharing it here, as many people will be doing it and you’ll have to find a new idea for yours so you are the only one to have such a great pimped lamp again! (i hope you understand what I mean)

  17. Cheyenne says:


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