This is so simple it hardly even qualifies as an IKEA hack, but we do like the way it turned out, and it took about 10 minutes to whip up. A not-quite D20, DIY D20 lamp.
We’re just calling it a D20 lamp for general purposes, as this obviously has 30 sides/isn’t D20-accurate, but let’s just go with it. 🙂 Or just call it “gaming dice inspired”. Either way. We saw these cardboard lamps at IKEA for $5, and couldn’t resist picking up a few with the intention of using them for various DIY projects. You COULD just make your own cardboard geometric shape, if you feel so inclined. But otherwise, this is a pretty solid IKEA item, as far as that goes.
Remember when we made that DIY Portal Companion Cube lamp, by taking a pre-bought cube and sticking a lamp in it? This one is on the same level of so-easy-it-probably-doesn’t-deserve-its-own-blog-post-but-why-not.
You need: IKEA “Joxtorp” pendant lamp, lamp cord kit (they have them at IKEA, we got ours at Home Depot), a Sharpie in whatever color you’d like, and (optional) stencil kit. Alternative: number stickers.
Step one (after assembling lamp per weird IKEA instructions): Draw numbers on lamp. We didn’t worry about number placement since we’ve never used a D30 before, and assume no one will care if the numbers aren’t to regulation.
Step two: There isn’t one. You’re already done. Unless you want to count “hang lamp” as a step.
We didn’t trust our handwriting (though our handwritten TARDIS corkboard turned out okay. Kind of), so we picked up a number stencil kit from Michael’s and used that. You could instead grab a package of number stickers (they’re in the scrapbooking aisle) and just stick those on. Either way, a one-step easy project that’ll make fun gamer decor for your next game night!
What do you think?