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I was working on a nursery for my son and needed a forest looking lamp to fit the Where the Wild Things Are Theme. In my seach for a lamp on various baby websites and stores, I couldn't find one I liked. I did find the base at Wold Market that I fell in love with, but all of the lampshares that had a leafy look were either glass or really expensive so I decided to make my own.

I'll try to post a step by step on the murals I did for the walls of the nursery in another Instructable.
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Step 1: Supplies Needed

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For this project you will need a few things:
  • lampshade to fit your lamp (any color is fine)
  • ivy or other fake greenery
  • scissors or wire cutters/pliers
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks

You can get most of these items at a local craft store or if you are lucky a thrift store to save some cash.

Step 2: Pruning the Greenery

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First you will need to cut off the leaves from your bunch of greenery. You can cut down to just the leaf. ther is no need for the plastic stem. You can use scissors, but pliers with a with a wire cutter may be needed depending if ther wire goes up to the leaf. luckily these were all plastic. Sort your leaves by size. some may be smaller than others. We will use the bigger ones first, the small ones we will use last.
WoundedEgo1 year ago


pikachu4592 (author)  WoundedEgo1 year ago
poofrabbit1 year ago
AWe this is so cute! I love that it's going in the nursery (the wild thing one I would assume!)
pikachu4592 (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Yes it did. Thanks. We also got a max puppet that hangs from the tree limb too.
ChrysN3 years ago
How cute it really looks like a little tree.
pikachu4592 (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks. I fit in well in the nursery.