Decoupage Fall Leaves Lampshade

My favorite part of fall (besides cute boots and sweaters!) are the leaves; the colors are just gorgeous! So I decided to turn a plain, boring lampshade into a gorgeous decoupage lampshade with fall leaves!

Update an old lampshade with decoupage and paper leaves!

This project was so quick and easy to do, and now every time we turn the lamp on, we get to see the leaves in fun fall colors!

Decoupage Fall Leaves Lampshade

Here’s what you need: (affiliate links below to the products I used and recommend)

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut fall leaves out of my colored paper, but you can cut out leaves with scissors if you don’t have a Cameo!

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Decoupage is really easy to use; when you want to stick something to something else, just brush some decoupage onto both surfaces, and stick them together! So in this case, brush some decoupage onto your lampshade (no need to cover the whole lampshade, just add the decoupage to a small area about as big as your leaf), brush some more onto the back side of a paper leaf, position the leaf where you want it, and press it onto the lampshade!

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Once your leaf is stuck to the lampshade, brush some more decoupage over the top of the entire leaf to really make sure it’s stuck. Don’t worry, it dries completely clear!

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Repeat the process to add as many leaves as you want, and you’re done! Let the decoupage dry overnight, and then attach the lampshade to a lamp and enjoy!

Update an old lampshade with decoupage and paper leaves!

Have you started decorating for fall yet?

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This project is part of this month’s Silhouette Challenge! Want to see some other great home decor project ideas you can make using your Silhouette cutting machine? Check these out!

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Gwen says

    7 years ago

    Super cute way to add a little fall flava!

    Love it!

  2. Carrie says

    7 years ago

    Very cute I love it!

  3. Karen Marie Kedzuch says

    7 years ago

    Jessi,
    You always bring a creative twist to the challenge and this time is no exception. You made a lovely fall light feature.
    Happy creating,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  4. Crystal says

    7 years ago

    I love it!! The lampshade is so cute!! I love all the colors of the leaves during fall. Pinned 🙂

  5. Meredith @ unOriginalMom says

    7 years ago

    How clever! I’ve never thought about swapping out a lampshade for seasonal decor! I bet this looks really neat when it’s lit up, too.

  6. Kristy gd says

    7 years ago

    I am always a fan of sprucing up a lamp shade! Your fall leaves add the perfect amount of interest and seasonality to the shade. Thanks so much for being a part of the silhouette challenge!

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