Thursday, May 6, 2010

Clothes Pin Lampshade...so fun!!!

I was inspired by a Pottery Barn Lampshade {click here to see.}
I needed a lamp for my craft room and thought it would be a perfect fit!
Y'all...this was soooo easy to make!
It would be fun in your kitchen with recipes and pictures of dinners that you have made, in a kids bedroom with items that they love, in your living room with family pictures and etc.!! 
I love it when I can make something that I have all of the supplies on hand.
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This is a picture of the finished product, I LOVE how it turned out!
Before Lamp Picture...I have had it forever and it was needing some TLC!
The first thing I did was spray painted the lamp and 8 clothes pins black {Krylon Black Satin Paint}.
I used Spray Adhesive {my new favorite thing!} to attach the fabric to the lampshade.  I just rolled the shade into the fabric.
Then I trimmed off the edges and attached the remaining edges to the inside.
I lined the inside with black ribbon to hide the edges of the fabric, to give it a finished look.
Then I hot glued the clothes pins to the inside of the shade.  The inspiration shade had it on the outside, but I was wanting to "hide" the pins more.
Then I just had fun adding pictures, tags, flowers and etc. to the lampshade.  The possibilities are endless.  I will be changing this out a lot!
It is so cute turned on!  I have a feeling that I will be making more of these in the future!
Have a beautiful day!
 Linked to:
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A Soft Place to Land              It's a Hodgepodge Life
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Me and My Bucket                Poppies at Play
My Backyard Eden                It's Fun To Craft
It's So Very Cheri                  The Finer Things in Life
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21 comments:

  1. Great project! Going right into my inspiration file :-)

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  2. What a clever idea! I love it!

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  3. This is SO DARLING and creative!!! I love it. I may make one with my daughter. Thanks for the inspiration :)

    <3

    Risa

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  4. I love it. I might need one of these for my Desk.

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  5. I love how it is interchangeable! Darling material. I could have a lamp like that in my house!

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  6. That is completely adorable!! What a unique idea with the clothespins! Great choice of fabric too.
    Lisa

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  7. What a cute idea!
    Thanks for sharing and linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a FABULOUS weekend!!

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  8. what a cute idea. I just bought a lamp for my baby room at tuesday morning for $6.99. Its a pretty ugly baby one with lambs all over and I was trying to think of something cute to do, can't wait to try this out.

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  9. Cute Idea! I love rummaging thru catalogs to find inspiration too! Will have to try this one

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  10. Cute cute cute. Great idea. I love the black and white.

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  11. This would be fun for a teen's room!!

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  12. I love this idea! I am in the process of redoing a lamp myself, you inspired me to really make it cute! Good job, and Happy Mothers day!~

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  13. What a sweet fun idea! I love how you can just change stuff out on a whim. That's so up my alley.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  14. Super cute! Love the idea and the houndstooth material is fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  15. Hi Jenn- Stop by the Sunday Showcase post for a surprise! Thanks again for joining in the fun! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  16. So super cute! This would be so useful in a craft room! Love it!!

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  17. Love this!! It is such a fun way to change things up! I am featuring this as part of 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft. Thanks for linking up and come by and snag a featured button!!

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  18. Hi...I'm Laura from Italy! I love your blog!
    I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D

    Laura from Italy http://chebirba.blogspot.com

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