Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Coffee Filter Lamp Shade...

... When I told people this past weekend that I was making a lamp shade out of coffee filters, they thought I was crazy, okay okay... Maybe I am a little crazy, but this lamp shade is stinkin' cute...


  Did I mention this lamp makeover was only $1.00(+ Tax). Heck yes!!! Coffee filters from the dollar store. Win. I fell in love with this lamp shade when I was done making it & I couldn't believe it was made out of coffee filters.. even though I made it & burnt my fingers gluing every little coffee filter "flower" on the shade. 

{Before}



{During}



After folding the coffee filters in {half} & then in {Thirds} & then in {half} once again.. you get a coffee filter {flower}. Gluing on all 200 took forever... but lucky me was stuck home alone on a Saturday night while tornado's were touching down all around me here in NC.. so this kept my mind off that scary weather going on in my area for a while....

{After}


{How To...}


{1}Fold the Coffee Filter in half
{2} Fold the coffee filter in thirds
{3} Fold the coffee filter in half from bottom to top
{4} The bottom half is what is glued down to the shade so the "flower" stands up


                                        

okay. now back to the "I'm crazy" part. So, you know a few weeks ago when I did THIS POST about what bedding was going in our master bedroom. Well.. In the picture above you can see which one I chose, but it's getting returned tomorrow morning. Why?? Because I'm crazy. I had the room painted for the bedding & everything.. & I'm just not happy. So, I ordered another bedding set from Pottery Barn... It's a surprise... & the walls are being repainted. Gosh. This is so like me, and everyone who knows me isn't surprised.. but I just want our master bedroom to be done!! I feel like it's been under construction for  forever now.. but anyways there's my little master bedroom update.. look for the final "Reveal" hopefully soon... don't hold your breath. haha. 

                   

The lamp shade looks good in the room now.. but it will look fabulous with the new bedding! 


Hope you liked my lamp "coffee filter Lamp Shade" I love it. I'm thinking of making another one for another room in my home. Makes a boring lamp really pop & become art work. O, and what do you think about my bedding "crisis" am I the only indecisive girl on the planet? Find me on Liz Marie Blog Facebook to stay in touch!! Hope you all are having a fabulous week.. Tomorrow is my last day of work for the week.. Long weekend for Easter!!

93 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That's so cool! I really mean it! lol. I am definitely going to try this! I think I may try this with hand shredded fabric too for a rustic look in my livingroom! Thanks for the idea & the inspiration!

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  2. I have seen a lot of things made with coffee filters lately! Love it!

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  3. That redo is incredible!! So adorable! How long did it actually take? And you're not the only indecisive one around the home. Just maybe a bit more drastic. ;)

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  4. I love love love this!!! I have a lamp that I have been wanting to replace for a while in my bedroom so I may have to try this!!! Btw I am a new follower of your blog and love everything you have done! :)

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  5. This is gorgeous! I can't even believe you used coffee filters on a lamp shade and it turned out so pretty!

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  6. I love the look of this lamp!! What a great idea!! Have you thought about dyeing the coffee filters first for a colored lamp?! What fun that would be!

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  7. Holy Balls that's awesome!! I might have to try that..I hate our lamp shades! I also hate getting hot glue on my fingers..ouchy

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  8. @erin. That's a really good idea!!! I wonder if someone has done that.. need to google that.. Good thinking!!!

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  9. I'd love it if you could show us how you folded them, I can't believe those are coffee filters! Where I live you can get them in brown as well as white so even better :)

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  10. I was intrigued by the title, and very impressed by the post! (though i kinda wondered if the paper gets flammable. hehe)

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  11. How perfect! I have a whole package of coffee filters sitting around that is the wrong size for my coffee maker. I love the idea of coloring the filters first and using ripped fabric scraps would make a unique look too. Thanks Liz! Very cute.

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  12. This is a great, original idea! I've loved the wreaths with coffee filters -- this idea is fabulous!

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  13. Love. It. I am so copying!

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  14. I seriously need to do this...it's so pretty!!

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  15. It's so pretty! Very tempting to make one myself. :)

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  16. WOW! What a great idea. My guest bedroom has a lampshade that is so ho-hum...this will make it fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Love this idea! I'm definitely going to try it!

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  18. love it and the simplicity what a great way to decorate

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  19. I love this!! I need to start looking at coffee filters in a new light... :)

    Found you at The Shabby Nest :)
    ~Alison

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  20. OMG!! That is the coolest lamp shade ever! I love it. It looks amazing!

    Following from Hop Along Friday.
    Would love if you could stop by my blog and enter my giveaway!

    http://fuegitabonita.blogspot.com

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  21. That is amazing!!
    Hi. I found you through Social Parade at Smart and Trendy Moms. Love the blog!

    April
    www.polkadotcactusblog.com

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  22. LOVE the lamp!

    Stopping by via the Blog hop. Make sure you head to my page to check out 7 awesome giveaways! Here is the link: At Home Moma

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  23. Hello! Visiting via 504 Main... yes plz show us how you folded them! This is a fab idea... hope everyone made it through the crazy weather ok.
    xo malia
    www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  24. wow! Visiting from 504 Main. I'm going to be bookmarking this page!

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  25. Beautiful!!!! I'm blog hopping and found yours!! Am now following! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

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  26. It is pretty and lovely and just gorgeous! Thanks for linking to tickled pink..did you link it to the white party too? It's perfect.
    Holly
    504 Main

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  27. This turned out so pretty! I love when simple things have such pretty results - it's awesome!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  28. That's simply amazing. I LOVE it. It's inspiring me to get off my butt an go make something. Thanks for sharing. Please check out my blog: http://chicaesartistica.blogspot.com/

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  29. Liz Marie, your lamp is gorgeous! I don't think I would have ever thought to use coffee filters...what a great idea. :)

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! (If you could add a link back to me or my party button, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!) Have a blessed Easter. :)

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  30. Amazing!! This is very cute :)

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  31. It looks so romantic. I love it!

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  32. What a great idea! Definitely does NOT look like coffee filters! So creative!

    Stopping by from Amanda's party! :)

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  33. That's a great lamp shade! Hi, I'm your newest follower over from the Welcome To The Weekend blog hop.

    Hope you can stop by sometime. Happy Easter!

    Cindy

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  34. What a great idea. it looks fabulous, now if I didn't see it I wouldn't believe it. I would think crazy too. thanks for sharing!
    I am your newest follower
    Caroline

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  35. oooh...this is on my "to do" craft list for a few months now...I love how yours turned out!! sooo fun!

    Thanks for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  36. Absolutely love it! We have some unused filters around here..getting warm...hubs only drinks it when its cold outside, Gonna have to try to get creative with them. Thanks for the inspiration, now following from Just Something I whipped up!

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  37. I love it. I have to make one of these for our daughters room.

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  38. Love this! I have to share on my FB Page!!

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  39. I love this and plan to make one!!! I'm gonna try to spray paint it afterward and see what it looks like!!!!

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  40. So cool! I have lamps in my bedroom that are getting a makeover. They are painted blue already, but the shades need help. This may be the perfect solution, and I have some filters leftover from my V-day heart, so I can give it a try :)

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  41. i love this so much! i made a wreath out of coffee filters and everyone thought i was crazy when i said it too. i love the way they look though! all airy and fluffy and white and pretty... : ) this makes me want to do another coffee filter project!

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  42. I hope you don't mind but I added this project to my inspiration projects blog post. I did link back to you. If this a problem, please let me know and I will take it down immediately.

    Thanks!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  43. I featured this on my blog today...come on over and grab a "featured" button!

    http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/2011/04/monday-features.html

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  44. Amazing! I love it!!
    *hugs*deb

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  45. I abslutely love this. I want to make one, for sure! Lovely, just lovely!

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  46. Awesomeness. Love what you can do with coffee filters!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  47. This is darling :) Please come link it up to MMM! http://creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/

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  48. love this thrifty and green idea! Could you post it on my Linky Party Giveaway? http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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  49. That looks so great! I will have to keep it in mind when we redo our guest room.

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  50. Your lampshade looks amazing. You've inspired me to try the same thing with a lampshade in my spare room. Thank you for sharing.

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  51. This looks awesome - what a great idea! thanks so much for sharing.

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  52. Very nice! Thanks for sharing and for the folding instructions.

    I hope I get the time to try this some day.

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  53. LOVE this! I've been wanting to do a coffee filter wreath for awhile and now I want to do a lamp shade! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party! It lasts all week!

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  54. Wowza! I am so diggin' that lamp shade! May have to make me a dollar shade as well! Love the inspiration! Thanks!
    (jacshembree.blogspot.com)

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  55. So pretty! What a great idea! I am a new follower and visiting from Momnivore's Dilemma! Hope you have a fabulous day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  56. The lampshade is adorable! I made a coffee filter wreath so I know about burned fingers. Love this. Thanks for joining my party.
    hugs,
    Sherry

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  57. such a cute idea! I think I might try this for my daughters room.
    Glad you made it out of the tornadoes, I live in NC, also & it was super scary.

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  58. Oh LOVE!!! This could be just what Im looking for! in the midst of a bedroom makeover and needed some ideas - thankyou!

    www.theowlandtheelephant.com.au

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  59. Gorgeous! What a great idea!

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  60. Beautiful!! I love the softness of it, perfect for a bedroom. Thanks for linking up!

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  61. this is GORGEOUS!!! and you can't beat the price :) I love it!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

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  62. Hello! Saying hi from the Air Your Laundry Party & I am in love with this lampshade! How adorable, do you mind if I link to your post in the future? What great inspiration, I'm your newest follower. Glad all is well after the tornadoes(I'm in Ga)so I know too how nerve wracking it has been. Take care!

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  63. Terrific idea at a terrific price! It looks so sweet.

    What is the name of your wall color? And is the room a sunny room? I really like it!

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  64. Your lampshade looks amazing! I have admired those floral shades before.... I think it might be time for me to have a go too! It really looks lovely in your room! X

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  65. Adorable, I really love this! and thanks for sharing the tutorial...
    Brenda

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  66. Love that lamp shade!!!!! Wow!

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  67. Isn't it incredible! I made one not that long ago also, so easy and even cuter in real life!!! Yours turned out lovely! So worth the hot glue burns : ) Stacey

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  68. I don't know if you'll read my little ol comment, seeing that I'm num 70!! BUT that is AMAZING!! I'm definately going to copy!! I have two shades my bedroom I wasn't quite sure what to do with, well now I know! Love it, definately love the price!

    Have a fabulous day,
    Julie
    paintedparlor.blogspot.com

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  69. You are right...this shade is so stinkin' cute. Love it and it's now on my "to do" list.
    Thanks,
    Karen

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  70. Now that is the cutest thing ever! I really need to put that on my "to do" list for my daughter's room! So cute!

    ~Shannon

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  71. wow, never knew paper coffee filter can be so beautiful. really artistic and beautiful..

    two thumb up.

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  72. You're right...that is stinkin cute! Your poor fingers :(

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  73. love this!! showing LOVE fom Tipjunkie! ;)

    XOXO Andrea

    http://keepinitthriftyandrea.blogspot.com

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  74. I made a couple of coffee filter lamp shades for my master bedroom redo a few weeks back. I LOVE them and so does everyone else who sees them. No one believes they are coffee filters!

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  75. I didn't read through all of the comments so someone may have already said this...BUT you can buy brown coffee filters at Walmart and other stores for cheap. I used those to make one of the coffee filter wreaths and I'm in love with it! Brown filters would make for a stinkin' cute lampshade too!

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  76. Wow! That is so stinkin' cute! Love it!! Now you've got me thinking of all the things I could dress up with coffee filters. Hmmm....

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  77. I have seen that on wreaths, but never on a lamp shade. Very romantic looking...

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back again with new ideas this week...

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  78. Love it! The glue gun burns were worth it! Heehee! Can't wait to see the new bedding.

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  79. Cannot believe it's coffee holders! Fantastic!

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  80. I love it! Please come and share it at my link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com

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  81. Hi Liz Marie~

    I appreciate you linking your creative lamp to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash last week, thank you! Please drop by & link up more great ideas on Sunday. :)

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  82. I actually asked for this duvet set for Mother's day...what was it that you didn't like about the bedding? Should I be worried? LOL I already get leery of ordering this type of stuff online b/c I'm not sure if the color will be true to what you see if the pics...

    I'm a new follower! Cute blog!

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  83. This is such a fantastic idea!

    I featured it on my blog:
    http://keeleymcguire.blogspot.com/

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  84. I love the lampshade. I may have to try something like that. Such a great idea. I am a new follower from the Where in the World are You Wednesday Blog Hop. I am in NC also.

    Having Fun Blogging
    http://mrsphilipswithonel.blogspot.com/
    havingfunblogging@gmail.com

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  85. Super cute! Plus I love your bedspread. New follower from Not Baaad Link Party.
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  86. Your lampshade is just adorable and what a great idea. I posted your "how to" on my blog. http://halfmoon-rose.blogspot.com

    Thanks again for a great idea.

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  87. I made one with some natural coffee filters and linked back to your tutorial. I love the result, so thanks for the inspiration.
    http://juneandbear.blogspot.com/2011/07/coffee-filter-lamp-shade.html

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  88. Explendid, incredible ideia....

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  89. Fabulous lamp! I have it linked to my lamps & lights post as well today, for inspiration!

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