Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dollar Find Friday!! (Lampshade)

I got the idea for this next tutorial from my demo Louise who was kind enough to share her lampshade template to use for this tutorial. My tutorial for today is turning wine glasses into lamps. My Dollar Tree has a lot of different styles of wine glasses and I couldn't wait to try this out!

Wine glass (long stem with short bowl works best)
12x12 sheet of Vellum
Lampshade template ( found here )

Step 1- You will have to play with the lampshade template to adjust it to the size that will fit your wine glass. After you get your template to size trace (using a pencil) onto your vellum and cut out.

Step 3- Stamp onto the vellum. I used black stazon for this, stamped off once to get the lighter color.

Step 4- Decorate as desired.
Step 5- I used mono adhesive to adhere the edges together. place on your wine glass and add any finishing touches. When complete, you can burn a tea lite candle inside the wine glass to make it look like a real working lampshade!


Stampin' Project Junkie! said...

Oh jess these are so neat!!!

Emily said...

I LOVE how they look like real lamps when lit!

Lizette said...

Dollar Find Friday ! You'll be put in my favorites list for sure ! What a great idea.
Great blog too, nice clear and bright pictures !

The Garage Sale Diva said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but I have a feeling it won't be my last. I love the projects! Thank you for sharing the dollar ideas. I love The Dollar Tree!

Anonymous said...

girl you took an old idea and made it new and kicked up..this $ find rocks jess..awesome job..tfs..Debbie/Tawanda

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Markie's Mom said...

Okay Jessica! This is great!

sparklystamper said...

I wandered onto your blog from your SCS TLC157 card, and well, Yay for me - your blog is going into my favorites. These little tealight lamps are too cute! I'll definitely be making some this weekend for my gal pals! TSMFS! Susan :-)