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This Sustainable Japandi-Inspired Lamp Is So Easy to Make

Japandi-inspired lamp
Maca Atencio

If your space is craving a bit of soothing nature, this Japandi-inspired lamp is the perfect, easy and fun project to try making yourself at home. The best part? It’s a sustainable DIY project where you’ll use materials you likely already have lying around the house.

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In case you aren’t quite familiar with the Japandi movement, it’s a design trend that embraces calming colours, clean lines, earth tones and plenty of wood details — something we’re clearly obsessed with.

Are you ready for some DIY fun? Let’s do this!

Japandi-inspired lamp
Maca Atencio

Materials Required:

  • Paper towels (one roll)
  • Parchment paper
  • Dried flowers
  • Brown paper
  • White glue
  • Cup with water
  • Paintbrush
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Lamp socket cord set and bulb

Japandi-inspired lamp
Maca Atencio

Step 1: Create a Lamp Base

Gather all of your materials and set them up on a clean table. First, you’ll need to create a “nest” using your brown paper — this is where you will place the lamp base. The messier the nest is, the better for the final results! Now, grab a piece of parchment paper and set it on top of the brown paper nest.

Japandi-inspired lamp
Maca Atencio

Step 2: Glue the Lamp Layers Together

Now the fun part begins: mix your water and the white glue in a cup (making sure it is as liquid as possible) and start placing two paper towel sheets on top of the parchment paper. Add the watered-down glue mixture by spreading it with a paintbrush and then place another layer of paper towel on top.

Repeat this process until you achieve the desired lamp thickness you’re after — we did about 12 layers.

Related: Japandi: 10 Living Rooms Inspired by the Japanese-Scandinavian Trend

Japandi-inspired lamp
Maca Atencio

Step 3: Add Dried Flowers (& Allow to Dry)

To achieve a very “Japandi” aesthetic, we added two-toned dried flowers to the last layer of the lamp. Carefully spread them out by using your fingers and then add a final layer of paper towel on top. Add the glue mixture on top with your paintbrush, ensuring the flowers don’t fall off when it’s set.

Now let your lamp dry for at least 24 hours. You’ll notice the paper will turn hard when it’s complete. Remove the dried lamp from the nest slowly and use your scissors to trim the edges for a cleaner look.

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Japandi-inspired lamp
Maca Atencio

Step 4: Attach the Cord Set

With a pencil, draw the diameter of your lamp socket and cut it out using your exacto knife very carefully. You’ll now be able to place the lamp base inside the socket. Adding a fun bulb and a colourful cable will automatically enhance this DIY even more.

Related: 10 Beautiful Japandi Decor Pieces for Your Bedroom

Japandi-inspired lamp
Maca Atencio

What do you think of this easy and beautiful home decor idea? We can’t wait to see your Japandi-inspired lamp projects online!

Japandi-inspired lamp
Maca Atencio
Japandi-inspired lamp
Maca Atencio

For more crafts, DIY projects and sustainable ideas, check our DIY section.



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