Sunday, November 20, 2011

Upcycled Lampshade Mobile

I have a problem.  It is this sad little girl...
who comes home from school and finds mobiles hanging in her room that are NOT for her!  So I figured that it was about time to rectify this problem with a fun mobile just for my girl!
First I started with this lampshade that had been sitting in the basement collecting mold..
Then I found a friend to help me tear it to shreds..
This guy is always a willing participant!
Next I cut fabric into strips.

Then I wrapped the lampshade skeleton with the fabric and ribbon.
Here is the wrapped lampshade.
Then I hand cut and punched scrapbook butterflies.
Last I glued it all together with nylon thread and tulle.
Now I have a happy girl
and a happy lampshade!
Oh.. okay.. one more shot!
P.S.  I made it to November's votation finals @

with my little Halloween House!
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  1. I Love this. Would have never thought to use a lampshade. Hope you get a chance to stop by and link up to MMM.

    P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.

  2. That is super cute, lucky girl!

  3. this turned out so cool I love the fabric wrapped around the metal that really adds! I'd love if you would add this to my link party over at

  4. What a fun idea! I found you through The Girl Creative. Thanks for sharing!