DIY This With Jennifer Perkins – Cork Covered Desk Lamps

How to make an easy DIY cork covered desk caddy.

Did you catch my new show?  Yup, every Thursday at 1pm CST I’ll be hanging out with you via Facebook Live on the DIY Network’s Facebook page getting crafty.  The segment is called ‘DIY This With Jennifer Perkins‘.  This week was the first episode and I whipped up some cork covered desk lamps.

How to make a cork covered lamp.

Hard to believe this fun and funky desk caddy started life as an empty cookie tin and a nursery lamp.  Most episodes of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins are going to revolve around the things I find at the thrift store and what I do with them.  I’ll be talking holiday decor, giving home tours, putting a pompom on it and more.  I sure hope you will get a chance to tune in each week and watch.  In the meantime here is the video below.

Remember when I hosted Craft Lab for DIY Network and co-hosted Stylelicious?  I’m back and ready to get crafty with you guys again every week!

So back to the lamps.  Seriously easy, wrap cans in cork – the end.  As I mentioned in the video I discovered with my second lamp that cylindrical is clearly the way to go.  Cork by the roll naturally wants to curve round and who am I to say no.  From there all you need is a lot of glue and a good show to binge watch.

How to cover a lamp in cork.

For lamp number two I decided to go a bit more subtle.  Ok subtle for me anyway.  The lamp and shade are covered in cork, but I used a die cutting machine to cover the lamp base in hexagons for a chic modern look.  You can still use it as a bulletin board, or leave it as is.

I hope you can join me live some Thursday on the DIY Network Facebook Page for DIY This With Jennifer Perkins.  In the meantime need more more bulletin board ideas?  I’ve got a few more crafty ideas up my sleeve: Fabric Covered Kids Bulletin Board, Christmas Card Holder and a Kitchen Message Center.


5 Responses to “DIY This With Jennifer Perkins – Cork Covered Desk Lamps”

  1. Rebekah

    Super cute and easy craft! Perfect for a student’s desk. We’ll definitely share this with our residents!


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