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Published on October 22nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Colored Ikea Borrby Lanterns

Materials: Borrby Lantern

Description: We thought it would be a great fall idea to color the glass in our Ikea Borrby lanterns. Using theatrical lighting gels, available at any theatrical supply shop for pennies, we cut to fit and adhered them with just Windex. Simply squeegee out the excess with a credit card. No need to cut a perfect size either, all the edges are inside the lamp.

So simple and what a difference it makes to the “plain Jane” lanterns.

When we are ready for a change of color, the gels simply peel off.

Maybe we will do red for Christmas.

See more of the customized lanterns.

~ James Angus, Dallas, Texas

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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".

2 Responses to Colored Ikea Borrby Lanterns

  1. Sorry everyone, the link to Norcosco is included with this post on my blog …….

    They have a wide assortment of theatrical gels here….

  2. What a great tip! I don’t know where I would find this material as I’m not sure where my nearest theatrical supplies shop would be. Any idea where you can get this kind of thing or a good reliable quality online? I have no idea what the stuff should be like! Seems so simple, I’d imagine you could do it with all sorts of glass surfaces! Thanks for sharing :)

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