This is the little lamp I showed you from Abby’s new room.

If you’d like to try one for yourself, here’s how I made it:

I started with this thrift store lamp base that I found for $2. I know. Ridiculous.

I gave it a good spray over with some gloss white spray paint and found a basic white lamp shade at Lowes to go with it. (Forgot to take a pic of the lamp shade before, but I think you get the idea!)

Next came the flower. I have to give credit to Denise, who was helping me finish a few things for Abby’s room, for suggesting going with the flower idea. She’s a Corsage Flower Guru. Those of you who know her know what I’m talking about.

So, we took a basic faux flower and removed the plastic stem and other plastic stabilizers until we were left with several layers of flower petals.

We then used a turquoise brad (usually used for scrapbooking) and a little punch ofturquoisecard stock and we reassembled the flower by pushing the brad thru the holes and fastening it at the back. We decided to add some extra “fluff’ to this flower by adding a few more layers from another flower we deconstructed.

Then, I just got out my trusty hot glue gun and glued some ribbon around the edges of the shade and then glued the flower right where I wanted it. Even with all the latest and greatest glues and adhesives out there, for some things you just can’t beat a glue gun.

That’s it, y’all! This is so easy to make. And if you get tired of having a big flower on your lampshade, rip off the flower and pin it on your dress for church on Sunday. Don’t laugh. I’ve thought about it.