Monday, March 22, 2010

Pottery Barn Lamp Inspiration

I have a lamp in my daughter's room, that is cute...but lately it has really been boring me. I have been looking around for a new shade, but really do not want to spend any money...

Well, today I was looking in the Pottery Barn Kids magazine, day dreaming about what it would actually be like to order something from it, when I came across this picture of a beautiful lamp... I mean it was only $99.00, plus shipping, plus the base. So once I calculated how many months of my monthly budget it would take to save up for that beautiful lamp, I realized that I could totally make one like that with my daughters old lamp.

I thought about buying some silk flowers to hot glue on the shade, which would be very pretty, but still to get that many flowers would still be more than I wanted to pay. So I walked around the house trying to come up with another alternative. And then I say a roll of crepe paper that I had use for my daughter's birthday party last year. It was the right color and I had almost an entire roll. Then I remembered seeing around blogland those super adorable crepe paper roses...

And it was on...

I started whipping out those roses like there was no tomorrow. If you have not seen them they are very simple to make. First I cut a bunch of 12 inch strips. Next you roll the end about 3-4 times and then fold paper in half. With your left hand grab fold and start wrapping and twisting your strip. Twist wrap, twist wrap until you are at the end. Then I just added a dot of hot glue and you have a rose. You will start to have a bucket full like this.

This is by far the longest part. It took me about an hour to get all of the roses made. Once you have a pretty good pile, I started hot gluing them in a line around the shade like this...


Once you fill the whole shade you have a whimsical and very girly lamp that any little girl would love to have...Enjoy!!



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4 comments:

Jennifer~My Vintage Bliss said...

Hi I am a new follower ~ I found you on the Not Just a housewife Link party. This lamp is adorable! I would never have thought to use crepe paper to make the roses.

Liberty said...

This is so beautiful!! I love it!

xxoo,
Liberty

www.libertyoriginal.blogspot.com

Muffinlover said...

Love the shade. With all the paper how much useable light comes through e shade?
I do love it!

Darmit said...

This is really a beautiful lamp. Love it!

I did it also on my blgo