Supplies: Craft finial, base to a round paper mache box, paint, ribbon,
glue, two beads, and a key chain.
I saw a cute little decorative finial at my local Michael's craft store. I
had no idea what I was going to use it for, but it was only ninety cents.
After I got home I looked it over again and decided it would make a great
For the base, I primed and painted it a warm wood color. I wanted to pull
out the browns on the accent pillows on the couch and chairs. I had
initially painted the entire finial brown. Then, my youngest daughter comes
to me and says, "Hey Mom you painted the light bulb brown." I had to laugh.
I never thought of using the tip of the finial as a light bulb. So, I went
back and added some yellow paint to the end to make the bulb...knowing that
the "bulb" would not be seen once the shade was in place.
I thought I was ready to start making the shade when my oldest daughter
looks at the lamp base and says, "How will they turn the lamp on?" Wow!
How could I forget such pretend details!! I took a small bead and glued it
to the side of the finial and then cut down a linked key-chain and glued
that to the bead to resemble and lamp-pull.
For the shade I painted the bottom of a circular paper mache box. I then
took ribbon and glued it around the edges. On the very top I glued a
painted brown bead. Once completed I hot glued that to the lamp base.
I think it turned out super cute and best of all I got my daughters'
approval! (You get mine too Brandy!~Karen)
Furniture is from www.psdollboutique.com
Thank you Brandy for this amazing craft as usual and for sharing it with us!
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