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You can hack these IKEA lampshades into planters and the look is so cool!

IKEA Lampshade Hack

I saw this lampshade at IKEA for less than $10 and bought it without thinking! When i got it home I thought, “hey that would make a pretty cool planter!” So that’s what I decided to do.

I absolutely love the way this turned out. Sometimes what is in my head isn’t always what happens, but this time, it did.

You can hack these IKEA lampshades into planters and the look is so cool!

I like using wood stain on unconventional things just to see what happens. I decided the finish of this lamp shade could use a little Briarsmoke!

What you need for your hanging planter
  • Lamp shade
  • Wood stain
  • Foam board
  • Glue gun
  • Knife
  • Jute rope
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You will begin by staining your lamp shade. My favorite way to stain wood is to put gloves on both hands and an old sock on my dominate hand. I use the sock to distribute the stain and it works really well! This has been the least messy way I have found to use wood stain.

You can hack these IKEA lampshades into planters and the look is so cool!

You can hack these IKEA lampshades into planters and the look is so cool!

Next you will trace out the base of each part of the planter on the foam board.

You can hack these IKEA lampshades into planters and the look is so cool!

Use a knife to cut out the circle.

You can hack these IKEA lampshades into planters and the look is so cool!

Now you will use your hot glue gun to place your foam circle in the planter. I fit the foam in there (it was snug) then added glue around the bottom and the top to make sure it wasn’t going anyway.

You can hack these IKEA lampshades into planters and the look is so cool!

Now you will tie some rope to hang it up! I liked the look of three evenly spaced ropes but you could easily do more or only 2 if you prefer.

You can hack these IKEA lampshades into planters and the look is so cool!

Then fill your gorgeous planters and hang them up!

You can hack these IKEA lampshades into planters and the look is so cool!

I am so loving how these turned out.

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