Have you ever heard of a lamp tree?
Are you sure? It’s a tree made with lamp shade parts of course. I just made that up but that is what I did.
I used lamp shade frames in assorted sizes and placed them on a metal rod, all of which I just happen to have laying around. Each tier is held in place by rubber washers. It was the easiest thing to put together. I just slid each tier and used a washer on top an bottom to hold it in place.
This broken clock frame was used for the base.
The rod happen to be threaded on each end so I could screw it into a piece of wood and secure it using a metal washer and nut. Then, I hot glued the clock frame to the piece of wood and painted the base with ASCP Paris Gray.
I used a wooden drawer knob for the topper, but I think I am going to search my house for a lamp finial to use instead.
I thought of this idea to display ornaments at the craft fair but I realized it could be used to display cards at home as well. By the way, the craft fair didn’t go well but I’ll leave that story for a later post.
I adore burlap and love to think of ways to use it. I wrapped styrofoam cubes like a present, secured it with hot glue and added some trim. Again, all things I already had on hand.
Here are a few more closeups. I’m having a ball experimenting with blurry backgrounds. Finally getting the hang of my DSLR camera. Yeah!!
Pine cones are another one of my favorite things.
I love to create things from odds and ends. It’s so much more rewarding and requires that extra ounce of creativity and resourcefulness.
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