Hi, my name is Maggie and I am OBSESSED WITH BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!!!! No, I have no shame! Lol. I was waiting for SO long for the new live action Beauty and the Beast movie to come out! Well….let me tell you…I went crazy with Beauty and the Beast stuff right before the movie hit theaters. I got a new Belle book purse, a TON of stuff from Hot Topic, aaaaaand…..I got a little crafty. I know….SHOCKER, right??
I saw a really cute Beauty and the Beast lamp on Etsy, and was about to buy it for myself. This girl is talented! She hand paints them, and they are gorgeous. There are plenty of other Disney ones to choose from in her shop. I love that she used mason jars for the base of the lamps, buuuut…..they were just too small for my taste, and where I wanted to put mine. However….she did inspire me to create my own!
I’ll be honest with you guys…..I am SO not talented when it comes to free-handing ANYTHING, so I could not hand paint mine. I’m totally ok with it though! I’m super happy with how it came out.
To make the exact one I did, you will need:
- fillable lamp base (I chose a glass one with silver trim.)
- adhesive vinyl
- washi tape/skinny painter’s tape
- cricut machine (or cameo, silhouette, whatever you may have; but something that can cut images and words)
- roses (or whatever else you may want to fill your base with; I chose roses for obvious reasons.)
- long sticks/skewers (these will come in really handy, and I will explain! I didn’t have any, so I used my 2 longest eyeliner pencils.)
The first thing I did was to set up the lamp exactly where I wanted it, just to make sure I actually liked it. I also threw some of the fake roses inside (Michael’s on sale!). Here’s what it looked like.
I’m pretty happy with the size lamp I chose. Again…LOVED the mason jar ones I saw, but it was just too small for my nightstand. This base I got at Target, as well as the lampshade.
The next step was to cut the image for the inside of the lampshade. Inside??? Yes, I did say inside; and I do mean the inside. I thought it would be really cool to have the lamp look one way when it’s lit, and another when it’s turned on. Using one of my Disney cricut cartridges, I cut the image of Belle and the beast dancing out of black adhesive vinyl. It’s really important to pay very close attention to your cutting in this instance. I cut it backwards (sticky side up), so i could easily stick it on the inside of the shade.
Yay, making progress! Next, I cut the text I wanted on the glass base – Tale as old as time. I also chose to add some decoration with vines and roses. I needed black, red, and green for this part. Now for the hard part…..getting the letters on the inside of the glass, and getting them straight! Guys, I was literally sweating doing this! Omg! The first two lines of text went on easily. I used some washi tape that I don’t like to mark on the outside of the glass how far apart I wanted the text. This is also how I kept the letters straight. The last word and the rose were extremely difficult! Due to the pole in the middle of the lamp, I could not get both my hands down into the bottom at the same time to hold the letters and push them onto the glass. I didn’t know what to do. I had nothing to help me, and I was home alone at the time. Have no fear! I am Macgyver! I used two very long eyeliner pencils, one to put the sticky letters on, and the other to push them onto the glass.
Ta-da!!!!! I am pretty proud of myself for that moment. Lol. So after all the sweating…..here is the finished product! I hope you all like it as much as I do!
Like? Did I say like? Ok, honestly…..I am SO obsessed with it! It feels really good to have something you made come out so awesome. My father thought I bought it at a store. That’s probably the highest compliment we can get as crafters, right?? I’ll take it! Until next time!