Wednesday, January 23, 2013

what do you do with a broken lamp shade??? You make a wreath of course!!!

So while I was suppose to be cleaning out my back art room/crap pile of everything in the house that needs a place..
I came across an old lamp shade that I had gotten at Goodwill with a lamp. I was interested only in the lamp base, but it came with the what the heck...:) Well when I got home I saw the shade was broken...So it went into "said" room....:)

While cleaning out the room (still not clean and now more crap everywhere because I dropped everything to make this) I came upon
the shade and thought.."the material is just too nice to just throw it away.

So I started cutting and this is where the AH-HA moment came in..

See...its broken...:) I cut away all the material and even saved the little hem from the top and the bottom.

I thought about what I could do with the left over broken frame, but thought I better not push my luck...

So I dug into the crap pile....oops I mean supplies and found a wreath form I had picked up at Goodwill for a buck, along with all my other materials

I started cutting into strips and wrapping the form. You can see the tutorial HERE . I made my rosettes with my material, used my hot glue gun to glue them down and thought..How can I hang this....OH YEAH...use the old hem from the lamp and glue tiny rosettes on it....:) EEEK!!!!

Now my mantle is finally almost ready for its reveal!!!! See I had to do all this, I had to get it done..
I hope you enjoyed this and can find someway to re purpose something to keep it from going in the landfill.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day...I will; except for the fact that I still have to clean up that Ding Dang room!!!!

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Restore and Renew said...

"still not clean and now more crap everywhere because I dropped everything to make this." See! I totally understand that statement!!! How could you do anything else?
Love the wreath!
Donna G.

Rhissanna said...

I understand about the crap, I mean, craft room. Can I admit I have TWO of them? I'm slowly turning one into a study for Hubby, a project so big it has its own blog. I just climb over the piles of crap/treasure in the other room.

The wreath is a stroke of genius, by the way. I love the texture of those rich, red roses. I think I have a strip of scarlet dupion silk silk. Somewhere in the crap room...

Tenille said...

You are my kind of person. Recycling old stuff. This wreath turned out so cute. The red is so deep and pretty. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I love to create out of my craft/crap pile too! Great job! Very pretty!


Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Love it. Everything can be used for something and you've done it again with another great creation!

Unknown said...

Wow, I would have never thought of that...very clever, very clever!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Lovely! That fabric was too awesome-- wonderful project!
Visiting from Saturday 7. :)

Jennifer said...

What a great idea!! I love how rustic but glamorous it is. That red is fantastic! Thanks for linking up to Latest and Greatest Friday!

WhyCuzICan said...

Karin- you did it AGAIN! Congrats on being FEATURED at Days of Chalk and Chocolate Latest and Greatest Friday linky party!

Rock it, Girl!
Smiles, Suzanne

Jennifer said...

I featured your lovely wreath!

The Corson Cottage said...

Thanks so much for sharing at our Home for the Holidays party! Very cute I'm a sucker for anything wrapped in burlap. Carrie

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Clever you!

I think I have to dive into my crap/craft pile and see if I can come up with something FAB. I love the wreath, very chic!

I love your pumpkins too and I am definitely going to try it.