Friday, November 2, 2012

A Little Holiday Cheer for Your Lamps


 I did this several years ago and it is still one of my favorite holiday decorations!! Don't leave your lampshades unadorned for Christmas.

Buy a ready made candle ring approximately the same size as the diameter of the top of your lampshade.  This one has small red berries and greenery.  Then cut lengths of WIRED organza ribbon into about 30" pieces.  This one has five pieces. 

You are going to loop the ribbon onto the base of the candle ring and knot it - making two lengths, so, you will end up with ten hanging pieces of ribbon.

I clipped off ten of the little berries and hot glued them onto the lengths of ribbon - all at varying places - some higher and some lower.

Now, take the ribbon and wrap it around your ring finger. Gently pull out your finger and it will leave the wired ribbon in ringlets.  I just lay it on top of the lampshade and gently pull down the ribbons to your desired length. This is the reason you must use wired ribbon.  You can cut off any of the ribbon till they are all pleasing lengths.  I always cut my ribbon at a 45 degree angle.

This just gives your lamps a little holiday cheer!!


Till next time, Judy


  1. This is a very nice idea....never thought of it. Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas! Shari

  2. What a neat idea, Judy! You've inspired me once again!


  3. Very cute! Most of my lampshades are already so dolled up. Maybe I can find a couple that are plain enough for some Xmas finery.

  4. Cute idea - Thanks for sharing.
    Hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner.
    Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Judy- I just found you after your visit to me today. What a SWEET idea. I love it and will use it this year. I am your newest follower- Thanks for finding me because now I found you back! Hugs- Diana

  6. From one Judy to another: That is such a clever and cute idea!♥

  7. Thanks Judy cute idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Soon I will post the pillow that I made from the hooking.

  8. This is so cute, Judy! You really have some great ideas and I'm glad you are sharing some Christmas ideas early so we can get to work!

    Your comment today made me smile. Thanks, sweetie!


  9. I want to do that for every day! Write that book girl!

    Cheery wave from

  10. Great idea! I normally would overlook my lampshade when decorating but now I know what I can do!

  11. Thanks Judy, what a great idea, and so pretty! Plus the cost is right up my alley.

  12. You are a mine of fabulous creative ideas! Thanks for sharing this - love it.
    Happy weekend,

  13. This is such a sweet idea! I love anything decorated with berries during the festive season but have never thought of this pretty one :)
    Have a happy weekend.
    Helen x

  14. What a pretty idea! I bet the light shines through the berries in a beautiful way too. Thanks for the idea:>)

  15. Beautiful idea Judy, I'll be looking forward to seeing more Christmas decor that you will do in your home..

    Have a wonderful weekend. I hope you found lots of good "loot" today at the flea market or wherever you went.


  16. Very cheery, and with a bit of color tweaking this could be used for different might start a new trend.


  17. Hi Judy,
    The candle ring ,placed on top of your lampshade, is a wonderful idea,-looking so great,-thankyou for showing, and thankyou for your kind comment on my blog.

  18. What a clever idea and easy enough even for those of us who only semi-creative! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Beautiful ... thanks for sharing your great idea.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  20. That is really pretty! I'll have to remember to try and do this closer to Christmas. (I don't decorate until after Thanksgiving.)

    Found you/your blog through your link on Claudia's blog. Nice to meet you! I hope that you will visit me too, and become a new follower. :-)

  21. That is such a lovely idea, Judy! I have a lamp almost exactly like yours and I think I may try this at the holidays.

  22. That looks so pretty, Judy! Such a great idea for some of those small wreaths or larger candle rings, too.

  23. I just love this idea and I've had this post open all day. I have some of the plainest lamp shades and I'm wondering if I can't do something like this to liven them up! I'll keep it open for awhile longer!



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