Colored Ikea Borrby Lanterns

Materials: Borrby Lantern

Description: We thought it would be a great fall idea to color the glass in our Ikea Borrby lanterns. Using theatrical lighting gels, available at any theatrical supply shop for pennies, we cut to fit and adhered them with just Windex. Simply squeegee out the excess with a credit card. No need to cut a perfect size either, all the edges are inside the lamp.

So simple and what a difference it makes to the “plain Jane” lanterns.

When we are ready for a change of color, the gels simply peel off.

Maybe we will do red for Christmas.

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~ James Angus, Dallas, Texas