My Stampin' Up! Classes

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My handmade gift: A stamp lamp with ruffled Spice Cake shade

I love ideas for mason jars and ruffled lamp shade.

I purchased the lighting unit at Lowe's. I glued Spice Cake fabric to the lid (this particular lamp was a Christmas present for my friend Kim, who loves blues and browns, not to mention Spice Cake anything).

Here's the finished stamp lamp. I like the strings popping out from the ruffles. You can always finish the material edges if you don't. I basted down the middle of several 2-inch strips of Spice Cake fabric and tugged on the end strings to make the ruffles. Then, starting at the bottom, I used a hot glue gun to adhere the ruffles, making sure the seams didn't all line up for a more natural look.

I have a ton of retired Stampin' Up! sets in my studio, so I grabbed a couple of them to fill this quart-sized canning jar. You can always unscrew the lid if you want to use one of the stamps in the jar! lol I hope you like it! I still need to make one for myself.


Michelle said...

Very nicely done. I agree, the strings add character to the lamp.

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is awesome!! I am going to have to make one for myself!! I will be featuring this lamp on My Crafty Picks #47 with a link back to your blog on 1-8-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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Puddin said...

I love my lamp. It looks awesome in my craft room. Thank you!