A Cool Way To Use Photo Negatives And A Lamp DIY

I love the idea of this project!  We all have film stored somewhere from the days of yore so put them to good use.  If you don’t have black and white, colored film will look great as well.  This would be a neat idea as a votive candle holder.  Thanks to Poopscape Projects (hilarious name) for the project idea.


Ikea- the very name can either make someone grimace or groan with pleasure. Me? I couldn’t do without it. Cheap? Yes. Cheaply made? Probably, yes. I know it’s not heirloom quality stuff, but to me that means that I can mess around with Ikea products to customize them (aka “Ikea hack“) without feeling worried about the cost of my “experiment”. The Grönö lamp is an Ikea staple, it’s inexpensive ($6.99!), made of frosted glass (not plastic) and BEGS to be messed with. A blank canvas, if you will, and I decided to make a nice light fixture for my photo classroom (now gone totally digital) by covering it with black and white negatives- a respectful nod to the past.

What you’ll need:

  • Ikea’s Grönö lamp
  • Negatives or other transparancies
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • OPTIONAL: rubber bands for holding the strips of negatives to the lamp


Images from Poopscape Projects.

For the full instructions visit Poopscape Projects.

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