Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lamp "Refashion"

I, once again, found this idea on Pinterest and couldn't wait to have a reason to try it!  I ended up following the tutorial almost exactly as it is written, but made a few changes.  I was trying really hard to find a lamp I liked at a thrift store, but ended up finding one at Target for about the same price.  My lamp shade was wider at the bottom than at the top.  First, I made marks one inch apart on the top of the shade.  Then, I counted how many ribbons I would need.  I measured the bottom of the shade and divided that number by the number of ribbons and measured that out too.  I think the bottom for my shade ended up being 1.2 inches - not much different than the top.


I cut the ribbons to about 10 and a half inches each.


Then, I hot glued the orange ribbons to the top of the lamp shade.  After that was done, I hot glued them to the bottom using an angle.  

I couldn't decide on a blue to use (I know the original tutorial used orange and blue too, but that is the color scheme I am going for in this room - it will all make sense in a couple weeks!), so I decided to use two different shades of blue.  I hot glued them in between the oranges on the top, then weaved them down at an angle, securing them with hot glue  at the bottom.  The original post says to pin them in place, but I didn't think that was necessary.  


After all that weaving and hot gluing, it is complete!  

Enjoy your crafting!
Betsy

9 comments:

  1. This is so cute and I will be making some. I make all kinds of neat girly things come on over and join me! www.sewcraftykathy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! It was super easy and fast! I will stop by and see what you have.

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  2. Fantastic! I am sharing this on my COM-FB page. Have a super day. jen

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  3. This is so great! I hope you will link it up to The CSI Project this week. The challenge is Refashions. You can come by each day for a tutorial and then on Wednesday you can link up. Our guest judge just might pick you as a winner!
    Come on over!
    www.thecsiproject.com

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    1. I just stopped by to see what you have - there are some cute ideas! I will definitely stop by to link up this week! Thanks!

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  4. This is pretty much the cutest lamp shade ever! I love the ribbons!

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    1. Thanks so much! I am excited to get the room all set up and show you all other things that are being done for this room! Glad you like it!

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  5. What a fantastic way to spruce up a lamp shade, and so simple! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. It looks great! especially with the pop of colour and two shades of blue!

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