This is the little lamp I showed you from Abby's new room.
If you'd like to try one for yourself, here's how I made it:
I started with this thrift store lamp base that I found for $2. I know. Ridiculous.
I gave it a good spray over with some gloss white spray paint & found a basic white lamp shade at Lowes to go with it. (Forgot to take a pic of the lamp shade before, but I think you get the idea!)
Next came the flower. I have to give credit to Denise, who was helping me finish a few things for Abby's room, for suggesting going with the flower idea. She's a Corsage Flower Guru. Those of you who know her know what I'm talking about.
So, we took a basic faux flower & removed the plastic stem & other plastic stabilizers until we were left with several layers of flower petals.
We then used a turquoise brad (usually used for scrapbooking) & a little punch of turqoise cardstock & we reassembled the flower by pushing the brad thru the holes & fastening it at the back. We decided to add some extra "fluff' to this flower by adding a few more layers from another flower we deconstructed.
Then, I just got out my trusty hot glue gun & glued some ribbon around the edges of the shade & then glued the flower right where I wanted it. Even with all the latest & greatest glues & adhesives out there, for some things you just can't beat a glue gun.
That's it, y'all! This is so easy to make. And if you get tired of having a big flower on your lampshade, rip off the flower & pin it on your dress for church on Sunday. Don't laugh. I've thought about it.
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