Monday, December 5, 2011

Lampshade copycat

One of my favorite stores to browse through
 during the holiday season
 is Pier 1

The colors, scents, ornaments, wreaths, pillows, and holiday cheer
makes me feel like a Christmas elf in paradise!

A few weeks back, I was strolling the aisles and saw a beauty of a lamp-

The lampshade took my breath away-
I examined it and thought-
I may be able to copy it-
so I tried..
I began with the lampshade and the flat sheet-
cut the sheet into strips-

Then twisted each strip
 dabbing hot glue along the way
(burning my fingers into little blister rosettes!!)
until it became a circlet of fabric-

In each center-
glue a few plastic clear jewels-

I gently glued them around the edge of the lampshade!

And this is how it looks...

I so love it

Rosette Hayworth Lamp

It looks just like it-

well....maybe not exactly
but similiar!!
And without the $99 price tag!!

 I had the lampshade-
I bought a twin flat sheet for $5 at Walmart-
and the clear jewels were from my scrapbooking stash-

Love when that happens!!

A project I love
for almost no MONEY!!

Well, take care, gotta fly- Claire

Todays Creative Blog


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  1. How beautiful! Claire, you did an outstanding job! Your lampshade looks even better than theirs!

  2. perfect embellishment! and yours is SO much better. $99??? What are people thinking?! :-)

  3. This is so cute! I LOVE it and I am going to make one also. (I like yours better anyway!) Thank you for featuring my bottle brush trees on you blog...looks great! Thanks for following and I'm following back....glad you stopped by!

  4. Hi Claire, I love your lampshade. I need to make one, my son knocked over my craftsman style leaded glass floor lamp, and needless to say neither one of us can afford to replace it. He'll be doing dishes for the rest of his days. Come over to my blog if you can. I have just posted a vintage garland tutorial and giveaway. I think you'll like it. Thanks, Cindy

  5. The lamp looks great! Such a great way to do something for cheaper and it's way cute too!
    Great job!


  6. This is so pretty!! I love the rosettes added around the rim! It looks so elegant! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites for t2t Tuesday.


  7. What a cute lamp! I love making those fabric rossettes, so fun :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  8. I love this lamp-much better than the expensive one! I have yet to make those flowers--they look to easy to be true!

  9. OMG this is gorgeous!!!
    Job well done.

  10. Beautiful shade, I like yours much better, I think it's the shape, much more flattering and feminine. Great job!

  11. Beautiful, elegant and SO much better than paying 99.00!!

  12. You did a wonderful job on the shade...thanks for sharing it at my party.


  13. Claire, So adorable! Thanks for joining the Holiday Dining party.

  14. I just think it is absolutely gorgeous! Love the vertical strips on your lampshade, too. I never find pretty lampshades like that. I'm sure I'd have no fingerprints left on my fingers if I attempted those rosettes. Great job!

  15. It is amazing! I make lampshades and wooded lamps too. Best wishes! ♥♥

  16. claire,love your lampshade...I think it is prettier than the Pier 1 shade...I'm going to try it for my summer look...I'll send a picture...better yet, stop by sometime :)

  17. I saw the exact lamp at Pier 1 and sighed. I must be getting rusty. It never occurred to me that I could duplicate this look. Thanks for your simple tutorial!

  18. So cute!!! Thank you for linking up, will have to try this one!

    Featuring tomorrow at my party :)

  19. Gorgeous!!! Totally lovin' this idea! :) I'd love it if you'd share this over at Kammy's Korner Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays!

  20. Love your lampshade and the price! This looks like a fun project! Can't beat the price and even better it did not cost $99.00.

    Thanks for sharing!

  21. I am sooo copying this! Beautiful job on the lamp~

  22. My - I am going to have to be a copycat! This is gorgeous - just added it to my Pinterest!

  23. Great inspiration! I think yours looks even better than the Pier One version. Next time you're at my blog, check out "That's How I Roll" to see a painfree way to make those rolled fabric flowers. Thanks for visiting.


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