Monday, April 26, 2010

Hey Jute

So I had this plain old boring lamp shade in my living room...
I know, right?
So I needed some inspiration and found this super cute lamp shade at PB
Simple, pretty, and I thought (enthusiastically to myself), "Sammy, you could totally do that!" And so then I did, kind of. I have to admit, though, I like mine better :D

To start out I took a ball of Jute and started by wrapping once around the top of the lamp shade and hot gluing it in place. Then I braided three strands together and glued that underneath the first piece of jute. I then used a single strand again and wrapped it around four times, making sure to glue it all in place, and then did one more braid underneath that.
Then I went to the bottom of the shade and did the same thing working my way up the lampshade, so the top and the bottom are opposite patterns. Make sense? You can probably make more sense from the picture. Also, an easy way I found to do the braids was to tie the ends of the jute with a piece of thread and hot glue it to the lamp shade, then braid and hot glue as you go along.
And when it's done it looks a little something like this...
Well, it was done for a second. But then I thought that it needed a little something extra. So I did this...
Just glued some pieces of jute in petal shapes (except I didn't glue down the top of the top petal onto the jute. I thought it was cute that way), and did a little swirly right in the middle. And I love this...

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42 comments:

BeautifulYoungHome said...

Very creative! I love it. It always feel great to create something for less! And I honestly like yours better than the one from PB :)

amber said...

love it!!!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love this idea!!

Connie said...

Great idea! Love the flower as a finishing touch. I am loving all of the creative things people are doing with jute lately.
Just stopped by from Met Monday.

Krista @ Craving Some Creativity said...

So cute! Very inspiring:)

Kaysi said...

Super cute!!! I LOVE the flower!

Brandy said...

That is so creative! I wish I had that knack. I am now a follower from Tuesday Tag-Along.

http://giveawayblogdom.blogspot.com

Tricia Hicks said...

I like your's better!

Katie said...

That is adorable! Love the braids.

JMN said...

Found you on Tag Along and am now following! Hope you will check out my blog too :)

www.jonathanandmelanie.blogspot.com

CC said...

Im visiting from TTA..and am now following your pretty blog. I also love all sorts of crafts,and I hope you visit back.

Rachel said...

I would love to be as creative as you!! I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag Along. If you would like, check out my blog. Sadly, it's not as creative as this one!! : )

Have a great day!
:)
Rachel
http://averyfan.blogspot.com/

Traci66 said...

I came over via Tuesday Tag-Along and decided to follow you. I hope you will come see me. I am #4 Traci66 on Mr. Linky or http://traci66.blogspot.com I am lining up some reviews and giveaways from some various businesses, these will be starting soon. Maybe Monday. I hope you will come join me for some fun. Happy Tuesday. Wow what a creative way to use jute.

Dawn Michelle said...

Great idea! Found your blog on Tuesday Tagalong...I'm your newest follower! :) I hope you will come see me and follow me too. I'm #72 on Mr. Linky or http://www.thewayiseethings.typepad.com

Dawn

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is so cute and classy! Love the jute flower!!!

Kimmy said...

Really creative! I love the flower you added to it!! I am going to save this in my inspiration file! :)

Twee Poppets said...

Hello! Thanks for tagging along this week at the Tuesday Tag-Along blog hop hosted by Twee Poppets! I'm a follower of your blog! :)

http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com

{All Thingz Related} said...

GOOD JOB! It doesn't look "home made"! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!
~Bridgette

Jennifer Juniper said...

Great knock off! Love the shade :)

Kristi said...

Yours looks way better than theirs!!

Summer said...

I love this! I'll be featuring it on my blog on Saturday! Thanks for linking up!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

Jill and Michelle said...

Beautiful! the petals really make it stand out! I'm following from tagalong Tuesday!
Jill

Room to Inspire said...

What a great PB inspired project! It really turned out great. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

Lindsay Thomas said...

Found you from Tuesday Tag Along! I love this idea. I actually used jute on my coffee table a few weeks ago and have been trying to figure out what else I can do with it. I'll definitely have to try this!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This is so stinkin cute and so THRIFTY! Come by and show it off at my PAR-TAY... NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope to see you there:) You have an awesome blog...I'm having fun looking around.

Blessings,
Linda

JHill said...

This is gorgeous! I like it better than the PB version. And I am sure that it cost you WAY less than the PB version too!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Fawnda said...

I am in love with that jute flower! :) Great job!!

Atticmag said...

Very fresh and good looking. I like using the jute. Jane F.

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

These are so cute! I have about 5 lamps in my house right now that need re-vamping! Thanks for linking up with Sweet Charli!

April said...

I soooo need to do this to a plain jane cream shade I have in my craft room (of all rooms!)

Visiting from New Friend Friday!

www.stitchngiggles.com

Cheryl said...

Really cute. I like the flower - it really makes it original!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I will be making this! Wow it is fabulous.

Jessica Hills said...

That is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing it with us on Favorite Things Friday!

Leslie said...

Super cute!! I love it!

A Touch of Country said...

I love how you thought to braid some of the jute. I would have just wrapped it in jute...very clever you are! Or I would have traveled store to store looking for roping similiar to pbarn.

Great job!

Just found your blog and am loving it.

JHill said...

Featuring this project on my blog tomorrow morning!

madincrafts.blogspot.com

linda said...

Sammy, Great shades! I love me a good jute project! love that stuff. Thanks for joining the Craftaholics Anonymous Support Group! I had fun stopping by and checking out your craftiness!
Linda

Amy Bowman said...

reallly, super fun! love the flower you added, and yes, the are way better than PB!!:) Thank you for linking up to 'AP Tuesdays" Hope to see you again tomorrow!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super cute - I love the flower! What a fabulous transformation! Thanks again for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week. Hope to see you again next Sunday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

What a cute flower! I love that shade. It turned out fab! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Kristi Flanagan said...

Love it! The flower just adds such cuteness! Thanks so much for planting your creative seed at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Come plant again on Friday!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love this one! I am featuring it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. that flower on the corner is such a cool feature!

 
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