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

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