In recent times, moon lamps have become a real trend, and understandably so. Just imagine, a tiny moon glowing in your room. It is like the mysterious atmosphere of a dark room being illuminated by its own full moon. So if you want to make the nights of your room magical with a moon lamp, we can help. Here we have a step by step guide on how to make a moon lamp.
Most of the things that you will need to make your own moon lamp are easy to find.
Things You Will Need:
- One balloon
- Paper towel
- Plastic cup
- A marker
- A brush
- A lamp holder
- A sponge (wide pores would be better)
- Acrylic paint (ochre and ivory white)
Here are 11 Steps How to Make a Moon Lamp
- Fill the balloon until it reaches the dimension you want for your lamp and draw a circle around the knot with a felt-tip pen
- Use the plastic cup and the marker to draw a circle around the balloon’s knot
- Mix the glue with 1:1 water
- Dip the balloon in the glue or you can paint over it with a brush
- Use the brush to stick the toilet paper around the balloon –three layers to ensure the balloon remains hard and opaque. Use as many glue-water mix as you need and try to leave a normal surface
- Let it dry
- Once it has dried, paint it with ivory acrylic paint or any other similar color. To get the moon shade you may also try mix ochre and white paints together.
- Dip a sponge into the paint and stamp over the whole balloon. Apply more force in some areas and stamp that area twice. Take a look at some pictures of the real moon as a guide and get a realistic pattern.
- Let dry it dry
- Now, use a knife to cut out the circle you marked before and remove the balloon from the shape so that only the paper remains.
- Add a lamp holder at the base of the balloon
Full moon lamps are really easy to make, they can become a very simple, unique and elegant decoration item of your room. You can make a number of lamps in different sizes and put them around the garden, your kid’s room, the living room, the options are endless.
Just turn off the lights and enjoy the warm ochre glow of your own moon lamp.