Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Watering Can Lamp

I saw the sweetest little lamp made from a teacup over at
Happy to be/Gloria's!
I thought it would be fun to make one for my mom's birthday that was coming up.
I already had almost everything on hand, but just decided to use a little watering can instead of a teacup. Gloria said you could even use a gravy boat, or wedding shoe . . . . how cute would that be!
 I covered the lamp shade with the darling red fabric and added the miniature
pom-poms. I made the pattern for the shade by tracing around its edges and then cut it a little bit bigger so I could turn it under.
Basically, I just followed Gloria's amazing tutorial, but adapted it to using a watering can instead of a teacup! You could also embellish it with a little bird, or nest with eggs!
I think this one would make such an adorable kitchen lamp! They would also be great for a guest bathroom or bedroom! This was really an easy and quick project and it was so much fun to make! I definitely want to make another one . . . . but, next time for me!


Happy Birthday, Mom!
Hope you like it!


I'm joining in on the Newbie Linkie Party at Debbiedoo's!


I'm also joining in on Rednesday at It's A Very Cherry World!



Blessings,

37 comments:

Dolly said...

Sooooooo cute!
I think I may have a watering can out in the carriage house that is screaming to be a cute lamp!

Thank you for sharing,
Dolly

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Janet I just send you an email..Love ya, Gloria

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I just wrote a whole comment here and it's gone..Oh well I told you I loved your sweet little light and that each time your mama turns it on she'll think of you and the love you put into this for her..
I ove the shade you redid and one day I'll show you how to make Victorian sugar shades...they are made with fine glass and decals...Just beautiful when they are lite up..Thanks for the shoutout my Dear friend..May you have a GREAT week..Hugs and smiles Gloria

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

So happy you joined in on the party. What a cute little lamp...really charming. Enjoy!

Laurie said...

I found you through Debbiedoos! Love the lamp. I am now following

Pam said...

What a cute project!

I'm here from the Newbie party and am a fellow Newbie. It's great to find your blog!

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement

Sunny simple life said...

That is just the cutest thing. I can't wait to go thru your blog pictures as your kitchen looks so cute.

alimoll said...

What a darling lamp! Soooo creative! I'm here from Debbies newbie party! Glad to find your blog!

Paula Montalvo said...

I just found your blog at Debbie's. Great photos and cute project! Blessings <3 Paula

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Janet! The lamp is just sooo cute!! You did a great job. I was reading through your blog a bit. My condolences on the loss of your father-in-law. I lost my Daddy last June. He was a WWII vet too. I loved the post about the vintage baby clothes ~ so precious. I am your newest follower and will be sure to come back to visit you.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxooa

Theresa said...

Hi, found you through Debbies newbie party. Wish I would have found you sooner, I just love that lamp! my friends birthday is tomorrow and that would have been a beautiful gift to give.

Theresa

Rachel Murphy said...

So so cute! My mother in law would love this. I think I will try and make one for her birthday.

Found your site from Debbiedoo's link up party

Hope you have a great week

Amanda said...

I have some watering cans which would be perfect for turning into lamps! Thanks for sharing such a fab idea.

I've come over rom Debbiedoos, and shall be following to see what other great ideas you have

Janet Blondell said...

What a adorable little lamp you created. I also saw the post about the teacup lamp. I definitely want to make one also. I'm joining your blog. We happen to share the same name!!

What makes me happy said...

Linking from Debbies. I am also a newbie at blogging. Thanks for the how-to on the lamp shade. I am going to give it a try. The fringe is the icing on this project.

Que Bella said...

Your lamp is sooooo charming! Love the red you chose. I'm adding this to my list of "things to attempt one day". I came via the newbie blog party.

Rosie said...

This is so adorable. You did such a fantastic job on it. I'm going to have to copy this idea, if you don't mind. Oh, and I have that same green tray with the pink flowers.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Absolutley love your blog...and will be back often....great design and I want to use your font....Can you tell me what the name of it is....

Have a great week

Brandy said...

following back from Debbie's blog party! You have such a cute blog, I love the shade on the watering can lamp, so pretty!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! I just love that watering can lamp, and I think that I'd love to make one for my porch this summer. I already have everything that I would need to make it, and I can just imagine the soft glow it would cast at night!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Cindy said...

Adorable!!! What a great idea! Your choice of watering can and the colors of the fabric and so cute!

LV said...

That is a first for me. That is a wonderful idea and you turned it into a a great lamp. I love it.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love Gloria's lamps, but this is so cute. I wish I had a watering can...I will have to look for one. Your mom is going to love it!

marie said...

The lamp is adorable ~ so bright and cheery! What a perfect gift!

I'm visiting from Rednesday.

Melody said...

How cute! That lamp is sprinkled with all kinds of creativity;)

Gina said...

I love that little lamp, it's so adorable! The bright cheerful colors are great.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm your newest follower.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Perfect! I love the white pom poms! They are the icing on the cake! ♥

Boo-Bah said...

Oh my gosh! That lamp is wonderful. I love it!! You did a beautiful job. I know your mama will love it.

Angela said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazing job you did. I just ADORE it!~!

Rebecca said...

What a cute lamp! Sounds like so many great ideas for more too! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

What a cute lamp! Sounds like so many great ideas for more too! Thanks for sharing!

CAS said...

Super, super sweet. I really like your blog and I'm a new follower. I'm a bit behind in checking out everyone's blogs because of the birth of a new granddaughter. I know you are one of my new followers and I thank you for that. This newbie party has really been so much fun, hasn't it.
CAS

CACHANILLA73 said...

Ohhh gorgeous lamp, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing it. ;)

SueLovesCherries said...

What a great idea! It looks so easy to make and, as you show, the possibilities are endless!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Janet,


Oh my goodness - what a darling red lamp shade - looks adorable on the watering can. I just sent you an e-mail and had you mixed up with Debbie's Vintage Friday - thank you for letting me know about Vintage Friday - loved the posts.
Blessings,
Erin

laxsupermom said...

Cute project! That would look adorable in a garden room. I might have to make one for my MIL's cottage. Thanks for sharing.

Jodi said...

What a clever idea! I saw the teacup lamps too, but never saw anything like this. You did a great job!

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