Friday, March 16, 2012
$ Tree Cloche-Hat Lampshade
Are you in the mood for a fun $ Tree craft?
When I purchased a few of these trash baskets from the $ Tree, I thought they were plastic. I've already been using them in several applications in the house and garden, but to realize they are actually made of wire.......
-well this changes everything!
As creative processes often go, I picked up a basket and started experimenting with its shape. Before long, by applying even pressure around the different circumferences of the basket - I was able to shape a resemblance of a 1920's Cloche Hat.
How excited I was to try it on my naked little lamp
who had been waiting for a proper shade.
I spray painted the new little shade with Krylon's Celery, ran some $ Tree ribbon through my ruffler, and hot glued everything in place. I also added a flower from my stash - which happened to be from the $ Tree also.
Since the basket is thinner than an actual shade, I added some washers at the top - which I covered with more ruffled ribbon - then screwed the finial in place.
My little lamp is now dressed so lovely!
Wouldn't this be adorable painted hot pink
with a black and white polka-dot ribbon for a girl's room?
Thanks for stopping by,
Lavender Tub Tip: When hot gluing the ribbon onto the wire basket, work in 2" sections. The glue cools very quickly on the wire and then doesn't adhere well.
Parties I Will Be Linking To:
Sunday - The Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table and Dreaming, DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff, Sunday's Best #23 Par.tay!!! at My 1929 Charmer Blog
Tuesday - Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife,
Wednesday - Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style,