Countdown to Halloween continues...

or until I run out of ideas or projects to post!  I'm on a roll right now, posting three days in a row!  I started this "wastepaper basket lamp" awhile ago, it took a lot longer than I thought, only because I had no idea what I was doing or wanted to do!  My sister Pat had seen this idea somewhere and I had seen a decorated chandelier  class that sounded similar so we set off to Wellington Gardens to search for wire baskets.  We don't really need an excuse to visit our favorite store, but I like to pretend I have a reason to go there, at least once a week!  Anyways, we both found our baskets and after my husband turned mine into a lamp with a light socket and  cord kit from Home Depot, I was all set to decorate.  For the past month I have had every halloween embellishment, metal embellishment, letters, etc. all over my room trying to decide what to put on it. I decided I had better hurry up and finish this project before it was impossible to find my desk and even the floor!  So here goes....

These photos aren't the greatest, it was kind of dark in the house, and I didn't want to use a flash.  I have used an orange light bulb too.

I used Graphic45 Halloween paper and The Girl's Paperie.  The small cards are made from the Graphic45 paper.  After cutting out the cards from the paper, I matted each one on chipboard, distressed the edges, matted it again on doubled cardstock (two pieces glued back to back) that I pinked the edges.  After that I glittered all around the edge of the card.  The button garland is strung with very thin wire.
I cut strips of paper and randomly wove them through the wire basket. (they are stuck on the wire with glue dots)  The string of words are made from The Girl's Paperie sticker book.  There are two pages of all these halloween words in the book, and I just stuck my chosen ones back to back on a length of string  ending it with a metal charm at the bottom.  I also stuck two diecut witches (cut  from my Tim Holtz witch diecut with corrugated cardboard) back to back on the string too.  It's also a great way to use all the bits and pieces of halloween embellishments, metal embellishments (clocks, gears, hooks, metal letters, numbers) that you have left over. I also took a piece of Tim Holtz film strip, cover it with his halloween tissue tape, and then glued another film strip over top(2nd photo).
If you want a closer look, it's hanging up right now at Urban Scrapbook!  Pat is still working on hers, but it's going to be an everyday lamp, can't wait to see it!
That's all for today!  I think the next item I'll be showing, maybe tomorrow, is my halloween garland!
Have a great Tuesday!

1 comment

Jody said...

amazing! Saw it at the store today! Beautiful beyond words! Again - Jan you rock!

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