Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Today I want to share with you a project I’ve had waiting in the wings for a while. Well, happy day! I finally finished my emoji lamp. It’s a quick and inexpensive DIY project you and your kids can do together!
I bought this simple vintage style lamp about a year ago at a thrift store. It has that 1970’s vibe that I like. (sometimes, depending on what it is)
The sticker said $1.97 but it was half off at the register. For less than $1 I figured it was worth a shot. It didn’t have a shade and I wasn’t sure if it worked.
I made sure it worked, cleaned it up and took it with me to Home Depot where I found a plain plastic globe that fit inside the lip of the lamp. I believe the globe was around $6. Not bad!
I bought a spray paint color that reminded me of “emoji” yellow. The color is by Rust-Oleum in a satin finish and is called Summer Squash. I spray painted a few light coats of the paint on the globe and let it dry.
I ordered these cute emoji stickers on Amazon from a company called Sticker Brand. Each emoji sticker is 6″x6″ so it was a perfect fit for my globe, which is about the same size. The package is $19.99 for a set of 12 stickers and each emoji is different. The decals can be repositioned and are removable if you choose to stick them on a wall.
I decided for my purposes I would cut out the faces and adhere them to my painted globe. So I chose two faces. One for the front of the globe and one for the back. (When my boys were young, they weren’t allowed to stick out their tongues so I didn’t choose that one. I guess I’m old school.) Anyway, using an x-acto knife I carefully cut out the faces I wanted to use. It’s a good thing the decals can be repositioned since it took a few tries to get most of the wrinkles and bubbles out of the stickers for a smooth finish.
I put the heart eyes on one side…
And the sunglasses and braces(?) on the other.
I can’t decide which one I like the best! Which do you prefer?
This little lamp would be a fun night light if you use a low watt light bulb. If you are more artistically inclined than I, you could easily paint the faces on the globe which would also be less expensive. For me, the decals were the easy way to go. Also, by using the decals, you can switch out the faces or expressions.
These are a few of the other decals that come in this set. Funny, I once thought the one on top was a campfire. Of course the emojis are much smaller on a cell phone. You can see where it would be an easy mistake.
And a few others. Wouldn’t these be cute on a book cover or notebook as well?
I’m dedicating my Emoji Lamp to my younger son, Nicholas, who introduced me to the Emoji app on my iPhone years ago and taught his technologically challenged Mother how to use it. So, this lamp is for you my sweet son!
To order your own Emoji Stickers and other wall decals you can visit www.stickerbrand.com. And for a 10% discount you can enter the promo code: “IloveStickerbrand”.
This quick and easy project cost around $10.00 (not including paint). If your children are into emojis, this would be a fun activity you can do together. I like the fact the globe is plastic, so no need to worry about using anything breakable. Do you have one of these builder grade lights anywhere? This would be a fun way to update those too!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a 🙂 day! xo Dell