YES Spaces DIY Video: Cat in the Hat Lamp!

by Barbara on March 8, 2012

Enjoy our first video on our new YES Spaces DIY channel!

A charming bedside lamp for snuggling up to read your favorite Dr. Seuss books!

Simple step by step instructions to turn an outdated lamp into a whimsical Cat in the Hat inspired focal point for your room.

“And will you succeed? Yes, indeed! Yes, indeed! Ninety eight and three quarters percent guaranteed!” – Dr. Seuss

Things You’ll Need:

  • Lamp base you can paint – squared off lamp base works best for this project
  • Spray primer appropriate for the lamp base’s surface (ie. wood, metal)
  • Gloss Black Spray paint also appropriate for lamp’s surface
  • Lamp shade – an extra tall or large shade is great as playing with proportion and scale is very Dr. Seuss
  • Glitter white fun foam
  • Glitter red fun foam
  • Low temperature glue gun (to keep little fingers safe!) and glue sticks
  • Paper large enough to make a pattern of the shade
  • Red and White striped fabric (we used flannel to hide the imperfections of the shade but cotton also works well)
  • Spray glue appropriate for use on fabrics
  • Black seam binding
  • Red and white trim (Optional)
  • Liquid Fabric Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Have fun creating!

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