Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Halloween Lamp Shade & Pumpkin Wreath

 
I made this cute lampshade today and wanted to share it with you. 
 
What do you do when you have a plain, odd, white fabric lampshade and want to do something to it?
 
YOU PAINT IT!!!
 
 
I used a spray paint in a golden yellow color.  It looks splotchy in the photo, but it really wasn't that way.
 
I sprayed two coats and then lightly sanded the lampshade with fine grit sandpaper to smooth it out.
 
 
And then, I painted an old haunted house, a gnarly tree, a crooked fence, a bat and an orange moon on it with acrylic paint.  You might be able to do it with a black marker but I'd rather paint it.
 
I then added a small black and white grosgrain ribbon around the bottom of the shade for some color.
 
I don't do alot of Halloween but mostly Fall stuff, but I think I will enjoy this little spooky lampshade.
 
 
I wanted to show you this pumpkin wreath I just received.
 
 
It is completely covered with tiny pumpkins all made out of orange burlap with stick stems and a few Fall leaves and berries.
 
I ordered it from Joss & Main.  They have some of the most darling things. 
 
I already have all of my Fall decorations up, so will put this up for next year.
 
Enjoy!
 
Till next time, Judy
 
 
 
 

28 comments:

  1. I love that lampshade! You are so clever...

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  2. Love the lampshade...hmm - thinking I might have to hit the thrift store this week and see if I can find one - I have a small lamp in the foyer that needs some sprucing up - great inspiration!!

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  3. You PAINTED it!!! AWESOME! I wouldn't attempt it...I'm not talented like you but oh how cute it turned out! Makes me want to buy you a bunch of lamp shades! heehee! It's so much cuter than anything you can buy!

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  4. Judy that is so darn cute! Love that you painted that shade. Your new wreath is amazing. Oh Fall is here!!

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  5. That lampshade is adorable, Judy! I bet it looks spooky when the lamp is lit. :O

    Cute pumpkin wreath, too!

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  6. Great job on the lamp shade...so creative! I do more 'fall' decorating rather than Halloween but I do use a few 'creepy' pieces. This is an idea I will save for next year!

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  7. A great job on the lampshade. It is so cute.

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  8. This is SO cute, Judy! Your crafty ideas are endless. Did you paint it freehand or is it a stencil?

    I love Joss and Main, too, but I try to stay away from it...it's so tempting buy, buy, buy. I do love your wreath though!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. You did a great job on that lampshade! I've made some cut paper lampshades many years ago, it's a nice sense of accomplishment. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Cute wreath! I usually recover my lamp shades. I like your idea though. I've kind of had so so luck with that lately.

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  11. Oh Judy, what a great job on your lamp shade. I really like it. I have a couple of shades that I am going to spray - thanks so much for the idea. They are so expensive in the stores, almost as much as the lamps.
    Have a great fall week.
    Mary

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  12. Very clever lampshade you have created. Uber cute pumpkin wreath. Happy Haunting Halloween...

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  13. I love your lampshade, Judy. What a clever idea. And that pumpkin wreath is just darling. What a fun find. xo Diana

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  14. oh my goodness Judy. I am in aww of your talent and creativity..

    love love love both the lampshade and that wreath~!!

    xoxo
    Sonny

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  15. That lampshade is fantastic! Did you paint all that freehand? Love the pumpkin wreath, too. So cute.

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  16. Judy, you are so clever. Love the mini pumpkin wreath.

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  17. That lamp is so cute, and I love the wreath!

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  18. Both your lampshade and your wreath are cute, cute, cute! Well done!

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  19. Such a cute way to dress up a shade! That's a darling wreath too. You're all set for a fun Halloween.

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  20. You're definitely way ahead of me. I seem to only take photos of fall, rather than actually doing the work of decorating. Nice projects!

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  21. Your lampshade is lovely, Judy. Very creative and attractive.

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  22. How darling - love them both!!! I never thought about painting a lampshde!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Hi Judy, thanks for visiting today! I like your cute little pumpkin wreath:) josh and main is a great resource. I need to hope on the band wagon and start spray painting! Your lamp shade is so festive!
    xxleslie

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  24. Well, I turn around and I've missed another post. ADORABLE lamp shade! You're good, Judy.
    Brenda

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  25. I want that pumpkin wreath! And I don't even like Hallowe'en. J

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  26. WOW that is cute ( the lampshade ! ) The wreath is so nice but I love the lampshade that you dreamed up!

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  27. oh my gosh! That lamp shade is just the cutest thing! I also love your wagon-full of fallness in the previous post, and your wreath is so pretty. I love to order from J&M. laurie

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  28. That little lamp is too darn cute! The pumpkin wreath from Joss & Main is fabulous too.

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