Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Lampshade

Don't throw away your old lampshades!
Turn them into unique art for different seasons.

The Goodwill has a BAD habit of writing on their items with either a wax pencil or marker. For some things it's okay and the marks will come off easily. Not the case for this lampshade!!!
It was in great shape except for the broken metal piece at the top which could be easily fixed. I just glued it back together.

 However, they wrote on the fabric with marker!
The marker shows when the light is on!!!

I removed the fabric...

I wrapped the entire frame of the shade with jute...

Finally, I knotted twine around the tops of bottle brush Christmas trees and hung them from the top of the shade...

The trees can be removed so the shade can be used year round.
You could leave it plain or add other embellishments to create your own unique shade!  
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  1. This is creative, I love the look of lampshade frames.

  2. I would have never thought to do that to a lampshade. Looks so rustic!

  3. This turned out soo cute! Very creative and unique!

  4. Ooooo--I saved some frames and now I can create with your idea. And GRRRR to those markers

  5. I love repurposing! I hate to waste things so this caught my eye on the Creative Juices blog Party. I would love to have you share this with my readers on our Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party. Here’s the link -

  6. I love what you've done with this lampshade...! What a great idea!

    enjoy it for the season!

    hugs x

  7. very creative, upcycled project! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop xo

  8. I love this project. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh gosh I love this!! What a fabulous idea. I've seen them done with ribbons before but never twine!! Inspirational! J9x

  10. P.S I am your newest follower!! Please pop back over to my blog if you get a mo! J9 x

  11. How cute is that? So creative! Thanks for linking up to the Keep Calm and Link Up! Hope to see you back next week!

  12. Love your lamp shade!! It's so cute! Happy weekend! xx Holly

  13. This is such a fun idea. I love the natural look of the jute. The addition of the bottle brush trees is so fun for Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  14. Neat idea! Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  15. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your cool lampshade idea in our Crafty Showcase this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  16. A very creative "save"!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  17. What a fun and unique idea! Love it :) Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Motivate Me Monday. Have a lovely day.


  18. Very cool alteration! Love the idea... a great Inspire Me Friday project!
    Alison x

  19. Artsy Va Va, you never fail to impress us with your creative tutorials- thanks for sharing another great idea with us on Seasonal Celebration at Natural Mothers! Rebecca x

  20. so pretty

    would love it if you could share this on my link party @

    Natasha xx

  21. Christmas Lampshade. Don't throw away your old lampshades! Turn them ...


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