Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spooky Halloween Lamp Shades


I have seen themed chandelier lamp shades in many magazines and am always blown away by the price. I decided to try making some of my own and discovered that felt sticks to the material of the lamp shades. As in no gluing and no sewing! A craft-iracle! Let's go!

I first start by doodling. Once the idea is drawn, cut it out so that you're able to make a stencil. Trace it onto the felt and cut your design out.



Here's a tip for tracing onto a dark color: Trace the outer edge with chalk.


Once the pieces are cut simply press them onto the lamp shades.

(Quick Question of the Day: What's Spookier: the ghost or the hot-glued gold trim on the lampshades that the previous homeowner left that I've never changed out? It's a toss up!)


For the ghost's eyes, I used a paper punch to punch 3 circles and used a glue stick to adhere them.


Think of all the possibilities for! Such a simple idea that makes quite the impact.




Thanks for stopping by!

made in a day

33 Responses to “Spooky Halloween Lamp Shades”

  1. I love these shades. I am following you on Pinterest now :) I would love for you to share these at my linky party up now.
    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/
    come strut your stuff. It's nice to meet you and find your sweet blog.

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  2. That's really cute! i really like the spider web one :)

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  3. I love the shades! They would go perfect with my dining room Halloween decor - going to have to do that :)

    Thanks for sharing on Tater Tots and Jello!

    Stephanie @ All Artful

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  4. What a fun idea to decorate your lampshades! I'm impressed. Your doodles are incredible!! Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  5. Shades look great! Saw you latest tweet on your sidebar about the Casper movie. I feel the same way about kids movies. Did they have to put the stupid, shut up and hitting in there. Come on!

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  6. Thanks for the great comments everyone!

    Megan - I know! Before the movie ended there was 2 more B's, a D and all around foul language. I didn't even check the movie rating - silly me! I just figured Casper the Friendly Ghost would be kid appropriate!

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  7. Following back with GFC, thanks for linking up at Bacon Time :)

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  8. I first saw when you posted these over at Amys! so adorable!

    Thanks for linking up!I featured your post on my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/10-easy-halloween-crafts/ Have a great weekend!

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  9. These are just faulous...would go perfect with my Halloween stuff!
    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  10. These lamp shades are great! I found you through Tatertots and Jello. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. new follower!
    cute lamp shades, very cute idea!! and so festive!!

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  12. Charisa, what a creative blog you have! Love it! I am now your newest follower, via the creative bloggers hop. I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

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  13. Thats supper cute! love the idea

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  14. That is such a cute idea! It looks great! I'm your newest follow from the creative bloggers hop, I hope you'll stop by my new blog & follow along too!
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  15. What a fun way to decorate for Halloween. I especially love the bats. Following along from Sew Can Do's Halloween Linky.

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  16. These are so creative. I love simple, cute and easy project. Since I'm on a bat thing at the moment I'll be doing those. Love the lace look also. Very creative!
    I would it if you share this post at my Sunday's Best party going on now. Sharing is a good thing

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  17. Those are so dang cute1 I love the idea:) What a great way to decorate!! I am a new follower...
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  18. These are adorable!!! And so clever to use felt so they're easily removable!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my Monster Mash Bash! http://afishwholikesflowers.blogspot.com/2011/10/lets-do-monster-mash.html

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  19. These r adorable and so awesome, lovely idea :)) I found ya on Made by you Mon and officially following ya with smile :)) Great blog you have here..
    Ps: I would love to invite you to join over 50 bloggers plus go PINK FOR CURE on Oct 30th..Painting the blog world pink a day and spreading the word on awarness, hope and faith for Breast Cancer..Would love for you to stop in and have a look..Hope u can join in :)) TY * http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/paint-your-blog-pink-awareness-faith.html

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  20. I LOVE the bats on the lampshades! My grandparents used to have silhouette birds on their window and I always thought they were so cool! Plus, I love Halloween!

    Please feel free to link up to Make Yourself Monday!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  21. Thank you so much for linking up to MYM!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  22. These are so cute! I love making fun things like that to go around the house. So much better than the expensive tacky stuff you can get at the store.
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  23. so adorable. I would love for you to stop by and link up your lampshades to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to link up. I also have a link party for Halloween projects only at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/09/trick-or-treat-link-party.html that I would love for you to link up to as well.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  24. featuring on thursday at Bacon Time :)

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  25. What a sweet idea!! Thanks so much for sharing last week! I featured you this week!
    Hope to see you link up tomorrow!
    Michelle
    http://delicateconstruction.blogspot.com/2011/10/delicately-constructed-features_27.html

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  26. These are so adorable!
    I'd love for you to link up to the very first Fresh Friday Link Party!
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/10/fresh-fridays-link-party.html
    :)
    Maureen

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  27. LOVE how these turned out!
    I would love for you to link it up to My Favorite Things Friday Party going on all week. I saw this over at the Tip JUnkie Party.
    XoXo
    ~Iffy~
    www.StayAtHomeNation.blogspot.com

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  28. Thank you for sharing your lampshades on Motivated Monday at BeColorful. They are delightful and I wanted you to know I featured them this week. Thanks again,
    Pam

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  29. Betty8197:29 PM

    What adorable Halloween decorations! Seeing the decorated lampshade reminded me that I have some black lampshades for the dining room chandeleir that I forgot about. Will save my egg carton and attempt to make those bats and buy the Halloween ribbon if I can find it at Michael's..or A.C. Moore. I'm hosting a dessert party for a neighbor's birthday toward the end of October. This will be perfect. Maybe I can find some already made up at the party or craft store.

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  30. Thanks for the comment Betty! What a great idea - a dessert party! Good luck with everything!

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  31. This is a great idea. I was just thinking, I could use the chandelier in my dining room. It's directly above the table that I use for food. Loving the bats. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best Linkup. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you.

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