- Foam Core Board (from Dollar Tree)
- Craft Knife
- Candle holder
- String Lights
Step five: Remove the foam from the cut out shape, leaving the paper backing intact. When the design is complete, you can clean up the edges a bit with your craft knife.
Step six: Fold the board to make a square. This is where the backing will help hold the shape. You will just have one seam that you will glue or tape together.
Place battery operated string lights on the candle holder, and set the foam board lamp over the lights.
Isn’t it beautiful? I think it looks like expensive lighting you’d find in a catalog, and not something you made from dollar foam core board! I love the soft glow of the light through the custom “lamp shade”. It reminds me of rice paper lanterns. What design would you put on your custom lamp? Have fun crafting and creating!
PS…here’s another super simple foam core lamp for beginners!