Thursday, November 11, 2010

little lamps...


Here is an idea for those small lampshades you often see in op shops or stores like IKEA. You may even have one tucked away in a cupboard somewhere like we did! Turn them into pretty lights by popping a tealight into a drinking glass or jam jar, and slotting the shade on top. We can imagine them lined up along a buffet or sideboard glowing beautifully, or as a table centrepiece for something different. You could even pretty up the shades with silk flowers or ribbon, or maybe use stencils or stickers to spell out a word.

6 comments:

Raine and Sage said...

This is creative. Never seen this idea before, and me-likey-alot!

Flick, said...

What a fantastic idea! I love it, and am off to rummage the linen cupboard for my random shades!
Flick

The Moerks said...

What a clever idea. I don't have any shades lying around but I do have plenty of jam jars.

thegoodlifers said...

Heya Joylove!!
What a lovely idea!Have seen some small red shades at my local charity store and am definitely going to buy them and use them for christmas-bit of festive ribbon and they'll be fantastic!!! Love your blog read it all the time.
Pen xx

Bethan said...

What great timing....husband has been doing some Spring cleaning in the "just chuck everything in" cupboard today and uncovered some plain small lampshades. Guess what I'm going to do next?? Thanks. X

Beach Vintage.com said...

So pretty and so simple.