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Had to share!!! I made them!!!
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Hello!
I just wanted to show you the lamps that I made! My room is polka dots and garden animals (ladybugs, caterpillars, bees, butterflies) I want everything to look great with all the dots so I made these lamps. I am also making curtains for my windows out of sheets I found. I am also upolstering a sofa chair that is a rocker with polka dot sheets I found. Ill show more pictures as I get them, but here are the lamps!

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sooo cute
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those are very cute! you are so creative!
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Cute as a bug!
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Very creative! Did you free-hand your drawings or stencil them? Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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Those are so cute. Love them!!!


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Old 06-07-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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They are adorable!! How long did it take you to do these?
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The lamps took about a half hour each. I used a stencil for the ladybugs, and bee, and also the dots on the shade. The dots on the stem, I painted freehand. I had to touch them up a bit after I stenciled, but I am so happy with how cute they are. I got the bases at walmart for five bucks each.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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wow..well done!
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So Cute!
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Wow! Great job. They are darling.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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How adorable! I love them. Keep the polka dot stuff coming! I can't wait to see what else you come up with.


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Too cute!
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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Those are awesome! Nice Job!
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:12 AM
 
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Your lamps are absolutely adorable. You got a great bargain and made them look great.
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Great Job
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Those are so cute! Makes me wish I was creative like that
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Wow!
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Your lamps are super cute. Great job!
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I'm impressed!!
Old 06-08-2009, 04:42 AM
 
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I love it!! Makes me want to start working on my new theme for next year. But since I have three weeks left of school still, and have to move classrooms which means lots of packing and cleaning, it will have to wait.
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Nice!
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Thanks for showing us your "creativeness"!
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Decorated lamps
Old 06-08-2009, 05:34 AM
 
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I love your lamps. I saw the lamp bases at Walmart the other week, but my creativity hasn't kicked in yet on how to design them for my theme - Hollywood/Movies. You have inspired me though, so I will keep thinking.
Can't wait to see what you do next! Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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Oh wow, your lamps are so cute! Nice job!

You just gave me a great idea. I have a couple of those lamps (I was going to get rid of them at a garage sale next week) that are glass and you can fill them with stuff (mine have shells from NC right now).

I could fill them with erasers or something 'teacher-y'! I have a gazillion of those pencil top erasers (Walmart has them cheap and I always just keep stocking those from sales) -- that might be kind of cute. I was going to say crayons, but I don't know how warm it gets inside that glass and don't want a big wax mess.
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Maybe you can use black blocks along the base and top of the shade and it will look like a reel. Then you can stencil 4 big stars in the middle of the shades. The base can have small yellow stars, if you can find the black base. I bet it would look awesome!
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crayons too
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I bet it would look cool with small colored paper clips too!!! cute idea
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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Waaaaaay Cute!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:38 AM
 
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I love your lamps!! I am doing a Hollywood theme and I like the idea of stars. I can spray pain the bases black and then paint stars. Thank you!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:41 AM
 
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Sweet lamps! You've got me thinking...
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WoW!
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I love them and now I am inspired!
Just like jcmmoma, I am doing a Hollywood theme.
Any ideas?
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what about painting the movie reel around the shade with black--big black square and tiny black squares for the reel "teeth" to pull. and gold stars inside, as PP mentioned. paint the base gold (looks sort of like an oscar statue).
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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I love them!!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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Those are so cute!! Great job!
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Very cute! can't wait to see the rest of your things when you are finished.
The dollar Tree has several computer papers with dot designs that would go with your theme.

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Old 06-08-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Your lamps are too cute!!! Great job! Thanks for sharing. I always love to see what other teachers are doing in their classroom.
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Okay, I'm on my way to Walmart. I love the ideas that you all came up with. I'm not sure which design to use. I will have to check out all of the other accents I have already purchased to decide which one will fit best. Since I have a Disney twist on my movie theme, maybe I could stencil a "director" Mickey on the shade in the filmstrip squares. Lots to think about. Thank you everyone. Keep the ideas coming!
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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Oooooooh!
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really adorable!!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Great job! They are sooooo cute
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:44 AM
 
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You did a great job! I know that you students will love them!
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Great!
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Beautiful! Very creative.. my inspiration is setting in now.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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WOW! Those lamps are really neat.
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LOVE them!
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You may also consider using towels (beach towels or decorative), check out TJMAXX or Marshall's as they are around 3-7 dollars a piece, to upholster your chair or make pillows from. The material is more sturdy, especially with little kids. Just a thought. I LOVE your lamps and I am sure the kids will too!!! How exciting.
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OLD gumballs in mine. It is sitting by my "Chill Chair" (Safe Seat) and when the little ones need to calm down I have them count how many gumballs are in the lamp -- hahaha!!! It looks really cute.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Thanks for all the comments! I have had such a great time being crafty!

I am going to try the tough towels as upholstery!

Wish me luck!
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Adorable!
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I love your lamps!! Now you have my creativity flowing!!

To the PP with the glass base lamps - you could fill them with colored dice if you are putting one in a math area.
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