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You know how we always say anything can become a lamp? Well, on Halloween, this takes a whole new dimension. And same goes for custom lampshades. Your creativity should have no limits and with today’s inspirational post, we aim not only to get you in the mood for a spooky Halloween but to also ignite that creative fire and get you to craft awesome new lamps that will scare the bejesus of your party guests.
We love Halloween over here at I Like That Lamp headquarters. It’s an awesome excuse to go nuts with decorations, pull out all the stops on DIY projects and dress up your house in the spooky spirit of Halloween! And boy do we like to throw a costume party. From super heroes to fantastic beings, movie actors and singers to scary monsters, we’re all in for Halloween.
To celebrate this spooky holiday, we searched the internet from top to bottom until we found the lamps that will scare your guests this Halloween. And we all know that you can’t have an awesome party, without the right lighting. Oh, and by the way, Halloween is the time to throw in some colored lights - different colors can impact the way people look. For instance, green light can make people appear older.
Anyway, enough talking, it’s time to get inspired… and spooked!
After browsing the mighty all web looking for spooky lamps, we reached this conclusion: doll lamps are the creepiest ever.
Don’t believe us? Check out these 4 horror items:
Top row, left to right: Doll Head Table Lamp via Pinterest | Doll Head Lamp & Shade by BlackJackThreads via Etsy
Bottom row, left to right: Repurposed "Elizabeth" Creepy Doll Head Steampunk Table Lamp by UrsMineNours | Wired Baby Doll Table Lamps seen at Lightopiaonline.com
Needless to say, these doll lamps are not kid-friendly. So better make sure no kids are coming to your Halloween party. If you’re planning to make your own creepy doll lamp, here’s what you will need:
If you don’t have that much time to invest in crafting Halloween decorations or if you’re more into practical jokes for Halloween, this lampshade is bound to get you some screams.
Cockroach silhouette lampshade via www.homedit.com
To make your own cockroach silhouette lampshade, the easiest way to go is to print and cut out your desired insect shape. Then attach it with glue or double adhesive tape on the interior of the shade. You can also buy cockroach stickers from Amazon and use those to decorate your lampshades.
Here’s another neat idea to customize your lampshade with cockroaches and make your guests shiver with disgust. Use fake roaches and magnets to attach them to your lampshade.
Halloween lampshade with magnetic roaches by Crafty in Crosby
A skull lamp is a no-brainer on Halloween, right? But wait ‘till you see what we found. If you want your Halloween party to have a touch of the creepiness you get visiting the Catacombs of Paris, you need to see these lamps:
Skull pendant lamps designed by Alex Garnett
Concrete skull lamp designed by jessefdesign via Etsy
Skull lamp and shade via Skeletons and More
Skull chandelier from Horrific Finds via Pinterest
Capuchine skull chandelier by Tony Tasset
Centrepiece bone chandelier (comprises almost every bone in the human body) seen at Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic. Image via DailyMail
If you want to make your own skull lamp, there are so many options. The easiest way to go is to make a table lamp. You can use a wiring kit to transform a plain skull replica into a lamp, or, get a skull mold and concrete mix to make a concrete skull lamp.
If you’re going with a witch theme for your Halloween party, a lamp will help bewitch your guests. You can go fancy with a vintage, glass lamp, or modern and a bit more laid back with a hand painted colorful lampshade. Or you can choose the easy way out and use witch hats for pendants or lampshades.
Vintage glass Halloween table lamp with witches via eBay
Hand-painted Halloween themed lamp with witches by Magic Brush Studio
Halloween hand painted with table lamp seen at Ghoul Gallery
Top row: Halloween themed lamp with witch hat & with silhouette by Linda Gene Brown via Pinterest
Bottom row: Witch hats pendant lamps via Brooklyn Limestone | DIY witch hat lampshade by Be Different Act Normal
So, you’re into monsters, and you want everything at your Halloween party to be in theme. Well, lamps and lights around the house need a makeover too. The easiest way to make your scary monster lamp is to look for a monster prop (maybe something like this?) and attach a lightbulb socket. You can use our bottle lamp kit to minimize the need to drill holes through your base.
Here are other ideas:
Monster hands holding lanterns created by Rachel Baumgartner for the Grandin Road Spooky Décor Challenge 2016
Zombie coming out of the grave holding a lamp seen on eBay
Underwater monster lamp seen on Pinterest
Frankenstein monster head table lamp with shade seen on Pinterest
Frankenstein lampshade monster table lamp seen on Pinterest
What are the crazy DIY decorations you're preparing for Halloween? We’d love to see the spookiness and your creativity. Share your pics with us on our Instagram.
Wiring your own lamp takes less than 10 minutes and is so easy that even a beginner DIY-er can do it. If you’ve never made your own lamp before, it might seem like a daunting prospect. This is completely understandable. There are sockets and wires and electricity, so being a little nervous is totally normal. But, making your own lamp from scratch is actually a simple and safe project - as long as you do it correctly. Check out our step-by-step rewiring tutorial here.
Our DIY Electrical Lamp Kits contain high-quality UL-listed electrical components and detailed instructions to walk you through each step of the process. And we carry several color combinations to make sure it will suit your project's needs.We carry the following combinations:
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