The Story of a Mom, a Wife a Small-Business-Owner-Hopeful (Happy Baby Designs) and a Craft Lover, trying to be present (not just exist) in my life with my children, my husband and myself. Follow along with me as I chronicle my crafting and business endeavors, my true life and some mommy moments along the way .


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

From Lamp to Hair Bow Holder

Ok, first I have to tell you that I seriously love this project {patting myself on the back}. I was trying to come up with a way to display hair bows at the craft fairs that I'll be selling at soon (Funky Finds Spring Fling and Cowtown Indie Bazaar). I won't have any hanging space so I knew I would have to get creative.

That's when I had my creative epiphany (I'm sure in a sleep deprived moment) and here's what I came up with.


Is this not the cutest thing ever? I'm totally using this in my daughter's room after the craft fairs. And it was so easy and very affordable ($7 plus the ribbon which I already had).

I bought this adorable little lamp at Goodwill awhile ago for $6. It was a little more than I normally would've paid considering I had nowhere to put it and I was pretty sure it didn't work. But the sweetness of the hobnail detail just spoke to me so I had to buy it. And it sat on my dining room table until I had my epiphany.



Once I knew my plan, I went on the hunt for a lampshade that I could use. It had to be one that was held together with metal, not the plastic of the shade itself. It seems it's usually the bell shaped lampshades that you can use for this project. I got lucky and found 2 at Goodwill on 50% off day so they each only cost $1! Here's what they looked like before I got to work.



It took me about 5 minutes of cutting and pulling to get the fabric off. My son loved that part!



I cut the electrical on the lamp since it didn't work and I wasn't planning to use it as a lamp anyway. Then I took the lamp apart and spray painted the metal parts on it and the lampshade.



Then I cut 8 pieces of 2 different widths of ribbon and simply hot glued the ribbon around the lampshade.

It looks cute as is, but it looks even cuter with all those colorful, girly bows on it!


And that's it! I am totally going to have to make more of these because they are just too cute. After all, I still have one more lampshade ;) And I love the idea of having a hair bow display that sits out and looks pretty in its own right.

Anybody have an old lamp sitting around that you're now going to turn into a beautiful, girly, practical hair bow holder? Send me pics when you do!


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56 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I swear this is the Cutest hair bow holder EVER! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-hippo-party-17.html

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  2. Seriously CA-UTE!!!! I kinda wish I was young enough to wear hair bows just so I could make one

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  3. This is absolutely genius! Never seen this done before, I love it! I really want to make one for my little girl's room now!

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  4. That is a great way to show off your bows!
    ~Kimberlee
    www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

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  5. Very cute! Great way to keep all those hair bows in one place!

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  6. this is the best idea like ever!!!! i LOVE it!!!! i emailed this link to my friend who makes hairbows, and we were both going crazy for it!

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  7. This is SOOOOOO cute! I've been toying with the idea of rigging up some frame thingy for hair pretties, but now I might be leaning in the repurposed lamp direction!!!

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  8. That is adorable! I love it.

    Tara @ Trendy Treehouse

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  9. LOVE this, and especially as it includes hobnail and PINK! My daughter would flip over this...it goes on the MASSIVE to-do list! -diane

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  10. I shared this post on my family blog, giving you credit for the cutest hair bow holder EVER!!

    http://thethreebearsminusgoldilocks.blogspot.com/2011/02/cutest-hairbow-holder.html

    I think I going to have a little girl just so I can make this for her.

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  11. I found you thru a blog hop and now I'm your newest follower! This project turned out so cute, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the base of the lamp too! I hope you'll visit and return the favor!

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  12. So cute! I'll have to share this idea with a friend who has a little girl. I'm visiting from the Weekend Bloggy Reading. Blessings!

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  13. what a neat idea! love how you painted it pink-so pretty! hope your craft fair goes well!

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  14. Your newest follower from TGC! Love your blog!
    SO glad I found you!

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com
    skipthehousework@hotmail.com

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  15. Absolutely too cute for words!! I Stumbled this post b/c of the adorable factor. ;) Very, very creative and unique way to display bows...and we have our fair share!

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

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  16. VERY cute! Found you through Fireflies and Jellybeans and now I am your newest follower! Would love for you to come stop by!

    www.livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com

    Kelly

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  17. That is so creative and adorable! You should be patting yourself of the back!

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  18. Creative idea! I like it alot
    www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

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  19. very pretty!

    I am having a giveaway on my site. A chance to win $15 store credit from LiaGeneFab11 to select fancy hairbands and clips for little girls.
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/02/fancy-headbands-and-hair-clips-giveaway.html

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  20. Okay, now this is just too sweet. YOu're a genius:)

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  21. WOW! What a GREAT idea! Fantastic job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  22. Sucha sweet idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. What a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  24. That is super cute. My girls would love it. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  25. This is so adorable! Would you mind if I feature it on my blog on Friday? (www.fastdaze.blogspot.com). Also, I love your mission statement for your blog! I'm trying to be more "present" as well!

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  26. That IS the cutest thing ever!! found you on MM at BNOTP. I jsut started my blog focusing on kids room decor and I'd love to include this in my gallery of room accessories! Please email or comment me if you're interested. (and going to look at more creative things you have! ;) )

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  27. @Nan - Thanks so much! You are welcome to feature this and any other projects on my blog. Let me know when you do and I'll FB or Tweet about it!

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  28. Love this idea! Super cute. Now I want to go find a busted lamp to fill up with bows...my current bow holder is getting full.

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  29. Oh man, this really is AMAZINGLY cute! I wonder, do you think it would be safe to use as a working lamp??
    I have 2 girls, and have struggled to find a bow holder that I really like. I am WAY loving this one!
    Thanks so much!
    Lindsay

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  30. Genius! I love how cute this is, and how simple the idea is!

    (I am featuring a link to your site this Friday on Polly want a Crafter, you should hopefully get some new visitors!)

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  31. Absolutely fantastic! I shared this on Facebook (hope you don't mind) & would love for you to show this off at my link party that kicks off tonight!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/

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  32. So here's a question. If I wanted to do something like this on a real lamp, could I keep the shade and just glue the ribbons over the outside of the shade (tucking the ends to the underside of the shade?)? It is such a cute idea, but I don't have the room for an "extra" lamp and am trying to think how I could still use this.

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  33. @Kristen - I don't see why you couldn't do it this way. The only thing I would be careful about if you're using this as an actual lamp is to make sure and use a low watt light bulb. You wouldn't want to melt your hot glue or make the clips themselves too hot.

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  34. How cute...awesome idea!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  35. Adorable project! I will have to try this sometime! I am visiting from Today's Creative Blog and I am a new follower!
    Have a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  36. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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  37. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  38. This is such a cute idea, I love upcycling! It would make a cute display for a market stall or shop too (i'll keep it in mind if I ever get there!) Thank you for sharing. x

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  39. I featured this today! Go by and grab a button!

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  40. So.Stinking.Cute! I absolutely love this idea! Now I gotta go find me an old lamp and shade...

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  41. What a "bright" idea! (Get it? Lamp? Bright?) What can I say it's Friday. Seriously cute idea & it will make a great display for your table!

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  42. Oh. My. Gosh. This is so cute. I was just trying to figure out what to do with all the hair bows, and this is going to be IT! In fact, I'm thinking this is a great baby shower gift, too!

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  43. Way to cute ,am so happy you shared this tutorial with all of us!
    hugs

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  44. Hey, I finally made TWO of these, and I love them! Looking for the perfect lamps was part of the fun. I posted it, and linked back to you:
    http://400things.blogspot.com/2011/05/place-for-hair-bows.html

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  45. How awesome is this! I have never seen anything like it. It makes you want to clean up after yourself and put the bows away where they go after wearing them.

    Thanks for linking up to "Meet Me On Monday".

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  46. I love with idea! SOOO CUTE!!!
    cutesydesigns.blogspot.com

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  47. Hi there!
    Wanted to let you know that I made one of these, and posted about it on my blog! You can see it here: http://craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com/2011/07/lamp-shade-bow-holder.html
    Feel free to grab a "featured" button from my sidebar if you'd like. Thanks for the great tutorial!! Love this project:)
    Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady
    craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

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  48. Extremely cute...I have tried to make one, but I cannot get the spray paint to stick to the shade frame --- even after using a primer. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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  49. Hi!! We are featuring your lovely Lamp Hair Bow Holder on our blog. Enjoy the feature. We shared you on our twitter, facebook and pinterest pages. http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/04/04/crafty-unique-hair-bow-projects/

    We want to invite you to link up at our weekly Crafty Showcase which runs Friday Midnight through Thursday Noon. We then feature the top pics on Friday.

    Have a super weekend, Susie @Bowdabra

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  50. Such a cute idea. I love this for my little girl! Thanks for the inspiration. You said to send a pic but it wont let me paste on as a comment so here's a link to my creation. http://atotscraft.blogspot.com/2014/02/i-wish-i-could-take-credit-for-this.html

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