Holiday Lamp Challenge...rebounding

Posted by Christina // 10 Replies

Yesterday I told you all about my grand plans for an early Christmas victory.

I also revealed my excitement that Lamps Plus and Hometalk got together, gathered some bloggers and gave them each a fillable lamp to make their own.  There is nothing I love more than a crafting challenge, except maybe procrastinating….which explains why last night I spent the whole night try to be creative on the spot thanks to that first fail.

I knew I was heading in the gold direction.  There is no better time to mix metallics than during the holidays, so I embraced it a little early.  When I found some pretty gold fabric I knew that had to be the shade cover.  Unfortunately, since I am not a professional photographer I had a lot of trouble showing you how pretty this fabric really is.  I wanted to avoid anything predictable for the base, but guess what I fell in love with….the definition of predictable.  Throw a quirky quote in and I am sold. LAMPS-PLUS-CHALLENGE-CHRISTMAS-LAMP I know it looks a little plain in that picture up there, but that’s because you can’t see all the glamour of that fabric.  In person, it’s like Jessica Rabbit walking straight through my living room.  You know it’s all about the details anyways. HOW-I-MADE-MY-CHRISTMAS-LAMP-FOR-THE-CHALLENGE THE-LAST-STEP-IN-MAKING-A-CUTE-CHRISTMAS-LAMP I fell hard for the clear ornaments, and ate my words on not wanting to use them.  I just love how they reflect the light and sometimes look like bubbles in the lamp.  I think I will keep them forever.  The gold glitter adds that extra something, the oomph to my oh la la.

The best part is, I can change out the base any dang time I want.  This is my kind of ever-lovin-mind-changing lamp.  Maybe one day I will figure out the sand, one day.

Do you think I made a good rebound from yesterday’s fail?
Did you get my “bright” joke?
What would you have filled this lamp with?


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10 thoughts on “Holiday Lamp Challenge…rebounding

    1. Christina Post author

      The bottom base comes completely off…which is how you fill it. So we would have had to put the people in and then put the base on and then pull the light rod (for lack of a better word) through to pour sand in the top. Then used tongs to position the people and a straw to blow them off. The only problem was a quarter sized hole in the bottom. We thought about taping/gluing/covering it but the rod and cord were two different sizes and well it ws just a mess. Maybe we need a vlog to demonstrate….I feel like those people BELONG in that lamp 🙂

      1. Denise

        Hmmm, not having the lamp in front of me, I’m wondering… could you glue the people to the base (maybe on a piece of foam to lift them up) then reassemble the lamp and seal the bottom hole with a caulk-like substance…then pour the sand in through the top and gently shake into place?

        1. Christina Post author

          Hahaha….great minds think alike! We actually did try cutting some foam to fit and sticking them on there….I actually don’t remember why that didn’t work but it got ruled out right after we had a whole styrofoam mess on our floor 🙂

    1. Christina Post author

      I know it….I was all against ornaments….until I saw the clear ones. I thought, “hmmm a slightly modern take on ornaments, I think I am in love”

  1. Janelle

    The whole time I was thinking “it looks like bubbles!” and then you said it! Glad we’re on the same page. Very pretty 🙂 Ya done good 🙂


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