Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 11 of 2011 Me and My Lampshade Bucket

#6 Me & My Lampshade Bucket (March 11, 2011)

Last year my “Lampshade Bucket” tutorial was featured at Me and My Bucket and since some of you may have missed it I wanted to share it with you here. It will also now be archived on my Tutorials 101 page. 

ETA: Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} asked "How is your scrapbook paper holding up?"

The paper is holding up very well and it looks the same today as when I first made it. The only thing is that the "h" in "Things" has fallen off. Because of the texture of the shade, I should have used glue to apply my letters instead of relying on the sticker adhesive. Thanks for asking Michele!

I am going to be showing you this fun little tutorial on how to create a bucket from a lampshade.
A few years ago we purchased a rustic chandelier and it came with two different types of lampshades. I saved the unused lampshades because I never know when I might be able to use something for another project. Besides, that is what every crafty mom does, right? Save and repurpose everything!

To make your Lampshade Bucket you will need:
  • Lampshade
  • Foam Board or Heavy Cardboard
  • Heavy Wire Cutters
  • Glue
  • Spray Paint
  • Felt (optional)
  • Embellishments
You will want to start with a lampshade that has a nice cone shape to it similar to this one. If your lampshade is new, then remove the plastic wrapper from the shade. If it is used, make sure it is free from dust, dirt, and debris.

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