Thursday, September 27, 2012

DIY Witch Lamp



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One month left until Halloween! I don't have a mantel to decorate for the occasion and I'm not extremely fond of pumpkins. So what to do, what to do? A little witch lamp, of course!  It's black like a real witch and it's got witch stockings, too :)) I used an old Ikea lampshade for the top and a yellow base from the gay lamp for the bottom. Oh, I also drew and decoupaged the Halloween spooked cat. 




In order to decoupage the Halloween cat, I used an ironic patterned paper covered in... other cats:)) And we ate the eggplant the next day (grilled with mushrooms and onions).






Witch lamp tutorial:
1. Take a lampshade that is two sizes smaller than the final size you want for the witch lamp.
2. Draw the outline of the lampshade's circular base on a piece of cardboard or thick paper.
3. Draw a wider circle (for the witch hat's brim) and a smaller one (for the section where you glue the hat together). Cut on the outer lines. You should be left with a wide cardboard circle.



4. Cut little "teeth" on the narrow section of the circle, to connect the cone and the brim.
5. Glue black fabric on both sides of the cardboard circle. Use a textile glue, it's more resistant.
6. Cut the fabric and fold the "teeth" perpendicularly. You should now have a wide black circle - the brim.



7. Cut a large triangle from the same fabric you used for the brim.
8. Wrap the fabric around the lampshade, make a cone and glue it all together.
9. Put the cone on top of the brim, with the teeth inside the lampshade. Glue the brim to the top (I used flat paper tape, because I might wanna re-use the old lampshade once again).



10. Put some duct tape around the lamp base, to make the stocking stripes. This was my favorite part :)
11. Add a ribbon on the hat, an "H" as a buckle and the witch lamp is done!





PS: Could you please spare a vote? Pretty please? I do have a shameless request. If you like my happy entryway, could you please vote for it on Apartment Therapy's Room For Color contest? I am participating in the "International" category and if I am the lucky winner I will receive a certificate of recognition (!!!) and a collection of signed Apartment Therapy books.


Thank you in advance for the support (and yes, you need to sign in on Apartment Therapy's website if you don't have an account already, so don't be upset with me and let it go if it gives you too much trouble). Thanks again!


Good news, everyone! The witch lamp has been featured at A Night Owl, The 36th Avenue, Family Ever After, Craft Envy, Sew Can Do, Crayonfreckles, Blueberry Craft and Hobby Time, The NY Melrose Family, Confetti Diaries, Made In A Day, Navy Wifey Peters and Sugar Bee Crafts. Thank you for the support, lovely ladies!

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    1. congatulations on your feature! well deserved!

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  2. This is adorable! Such a fun idea for Halloween!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Lisa :)

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  3. My weekly linky party--One Creative Weekend--has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.)

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  4. How cute. I love how your cat is covered in cats!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Pam, I also love the cat origami paper so much :)

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  5. What a fun idea! I love this and my kids would love to see this for the holidays. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for making time to visit, you can make your witch lamp, too :)

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  6. This is so cute! So fun and festive. I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven't already.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

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  7. Hi, thanks for another sweet comment :)
    the Guggenhiem is great, there are a few of them across the world. I think there's one in New York and may be one in Berlin. x

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    1. Lauren, thanks a million for making time to visit... and for the pin!

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  9. I love your lamp ... great idea!

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  10. This is too cute!!! Great job, I love it.

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. I'm so happy that you like the little lamp, Katie, thank you for visiting again:)

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  11. This is so cute!! And pretty simple to do thanks to your great instructions. Pinning for later! :)

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    1. Thanks for the pin - the lamp is quite fun to do!

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  12. This is SO SO SO cute. I love it!

    Found you from the linkup.

    Now following!

    xo
    SEL
    growinglaughingandlovinginlife.blogspot.com

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  13. You are very creative!

    Visiting from Mellow Yellow

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    Your comment is always a pleasure to read, keep it coming. Thanks.

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  14. So cute, what a fun idea. If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up at our Halloween Edition Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/10/pintastic-monday-halloween-edition.html#.UGnL4K4-WnA

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  15. wow, you're getting ready for Halloween already!
    that's a fun lamp!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Miranda! If I don't start Halloween preparations now, I'm never gonna be ready in time :)))

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  16. That is the best lamp EVER!!! You are so clever!

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    1. Thank you, Danni, you are too sweet :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, the witch lamp is really fun to make!

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  18. This is SOOO cute! I hope you win "most clicked on" because this is the cutest thing I've seen on bloggyland yet, today...
    Gotta go pin it...
    Happy Halloween to you!

    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com/

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    1. Thanks for the support, Crystelle, and for the pin :)

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  19. Oh that is such a fun idea! It looks great!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Jill, thank you so much for making time to visit the link-ups!

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  20. I think I just saw the light. Literally.
    I can score a lamp in the charity shop for a few quid (including shade), so I can make one for the kids, one for the bedroom and one for the living room without breaking the bank. Which is good, because I need LOTS of these lamps in my life, and NOT just for Hallowe'en!

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    1. Feel free to make the witch lamp yourself, it looks fabulous in reality! I am a lamp hoarder, myself. Just yesterday I bought another little lampshade because it was orange - just in time for Halloween :)

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  21. i love it!!! the stripes on it are perfect! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday.

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    1. Thank you so much, Andie, I smile at the stocking stripes everyday :)

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  22. Sooo creative! Love the witch lamp! ~ Maureen

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Maureen!

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  23. Interestimg and so creative! From MYY

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    1. I'm so happy you like the little witch lamp, Joy!

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  24. Great way to add just a touch of Halloween to your decor! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting the little witch lamp, Kimberly!

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  25. Oh heavens, this is the cutest thing!? I saw you on Sugar&Dots and am pinning this to my Fall/Halloween board. So creative! Love it : )

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  26. Very clever! Kids would die over this! And I DO have a yellow lamp...
    Stacia@ http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

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    1. You can do this too, Stacia, with YOUR yellow lamp :)

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  27. Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I featured your post on Sugar Bee Crafts! :-)

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    1. Thanks a million for the feature, Lori! You've really made my day :)

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  28. LOVE the witch hat!!!! Very pretty!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit and the kind words, Christine!

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  29. Great idea! Cute!


    Bobi
    http://onedailymoneytip.blogspot.com

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  30. I love it. I am featuring you today on my blog... Thank you so much for visiting the link party :)

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    1. Thanks a million, Desiree, you've just made my day! Big hug!

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  31. Very clever - this looks fantastic!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit the witch lamp, Betsy!

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  32. Cute idea! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  33. Fabulous lamp! I'd love for you to share this at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-1-linky-party_7.html

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  34. perfect project for the season!!
    it's one of my favourite projects from last week Crafty Tueasday link up :)

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  35. Thanks for linking up at Submarine Sunday!

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  36. Love your lamp what a creative Halloween decoration! Thanks for sharing it on A Crafty Soiree!

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    1. Katie, I'm so happy that you like the witch lamp - thank you for visiting the link-ups, as usual!

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  37. I featured your fabulous lamp today! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim~madeinaday

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  38. This is so awesome! And way too cute. You are too clever! That has to be the greatest lamp ever. I would be thrilled if you shared your adorable witch lamp at my Throwback Thursday party! Thanks for sharing and I hope to see you there :) http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-14/

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  39. Hey Holly! Just stopping by to let you know that I featured your fabulous lamp at my Submarine Sunday link party! Stop by to grab a feature button! :-) Thanks for linking up last week, and I'll hope you'll link up again this week! Have a great Sunday!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-2-features.html

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