Gingerbread Man Crafts

Craft Ideas - Love is Homemade Country Crafts

Gingerbread Lamp

This template was contributed by

Tin Lizzie Designs

by Darlene Luker

Line Drawing #1

Gingerbread Lamp

You will need:

Palette: Decoart Americana

Celery Green Black Plum
Buttermilk Asphaltum
Milk Choclate Plantation Pine
Rookwood Red Warm White
True Ochre Lamp Black
Antique Maroon

Chamber Lamp...I buy these at the dollar stores and Walmart at Christmas time
Small Lamp Shade.(approx 4-5 inches across at bottom)
transfer paper
soft dry cloth(like a diaper)
Decoart multi purpose *sealer*
homespun fabric
foam brush
ultra fine black sharpie
Decoart americana matte spray *sealer*

Preparation: Apply multi purpose sealer to lamp with foam brush. If lamp shade is one of the slick ones you will want to apply the sealer to it also. let dry thoroughly. the sealer gives the item "tooth" so that the paint will stick without chipping or peeling.

Paint Instructions:

Basecoat base of lamp with Lamp Black. Let dry. Apply Antique Maroon over the Black allowing some of the black to show through for an aged appearance. Dip a clean cloth in small amount of Asphaltum. Rub on lamp stick wiping off and reapplying until you get the aged appearance that you desire. After all paint is dry, spray with several coats of matte spray sealer letting dry between each coat.

Shade: Base shade inside and out with Lamp Black. This prevents light to shine through causing a blotchy appearance. Let dry. Base over black with several coats of Celery Green. Hold up to a light to make sure that shade is covered and no light shows through. Using clean, soft rag, dip rag in small amount of Asphaltum. Wipe on shade as you did the candlestick. Continuing wiping on/off until you get the aged appearance that you want. Let dry. Transfer template to shade.

Candy Cane: Basecoat stripes alternately with Buttermilk and Rookwood. Shade bottom of Buttermilk stripes with Asphaltum and bottom of red stripes with Black Plum. Highlight down middle of cane with Warm White. Using sharpie, outline cane with short, squiggly lines.

Tree: Trunk and limbs are Milk Chocolate. Needles are Pine Green. Using Warm White apply "snow" to the top of some of the limbs using squiggly lines. The star is True Ochre. Shade right side of star with Asphaltum. Highlight left side of star with Warm White. Using sharpie outline star with short, squiggly lines.

Gingerbread: Base with Milk Chocolate. Shade around edges with Asphaltum. Icing is Buttermilk. Eyes and buttons are Lamp Black. Outline with sharpie with short, squiggly lines.

Snow dots: I dipped the end of a toothpick in Warm White and dotted in various places on the shade:

To finish: Let all paint dry. Spray lightly with 2-3 coats of matte spray sealer. If using a sharpie to outline objects in template you will want to use the matte sealer and spray lightly each time so that the sharpie does not run or bleed. Put shade on lamp. Cut fabric into approx. 1 1/2 inches wide x 10 inches long and tie in a bow at base of lamp.

Copyright 2021 Darlene Luker.
You may make as many of these as you want, and sell the finished product at craft shows, art festivals and other handmade affairs. You may not sell this copyrighted template, nor is this template or the finished product to be manufactured for wholesale. This template is original cannot be reproduced on the web or otherwise without permission. All rights reserved.

Christmas Crafts E-book - FREE!

mailing list
  • Full size color photos, templates with instructions for Angel, Santa and Snowman crafts.

  • Get my free ebook now (and some fantastic crafty newsletters) by signing up below today!