Friday, June 27, 2008

Girl Time Tidbit #3

Well, I have promised a project to do together to enhance your Girl Time so here it is: "The Cozy Candle Lamp Shade." In our Girl Time spot on the table is a candle that we like to burn for its scent and also that warm and cozy glow that it gives to the room. My daughter and I thought that it would be fun to have a paper shade to go on our lamp to change with the seasons.

Our version here is used over a wine goblet and a very sweet size to have on your Girl Time Table! Here is how to make one for yourself:

This project is to be used

ONLY WITH A TEA LIGHT CANDLE!!!!


  1. Take a wine goblet (I have found inexpensive ones at the dollar store) and place your tea light candle inside at the bottom, trim the wick to 1/4 in so the flame is not too high.

  2. Now you are going to print out the pattern found on the website below. This website http://www.warner-criv.com/tools/lampbuilder.aspx allows you to put in your goblet dimensions and it will calculate and draw up a pattern for you according to your goblet size. If you would like a round shade like ours make sure to put in 1 side. I think this is a great little gadget! Thanks Warner Stained Glass!
  3. Cut out your pattern, trace and cut shade out. Then decorate to your liking. You can simply use beautiful papers(as we did), or get really fancy and add lace and trims, buttons, even some antique costume jewelry for a little bling! Use your imagination and make it to match your decor. Or follow our example, made with two kinds of patterned color paper in pink and ivory and a heart graphic cut from some old wall paper.

  4. Using double stick tape or glue, adhere edges together and place the shade on the goblet. The top of the shade should be slightly smaller so that your shade will not slip over the goblet but just rest on top. To light the tea light make sure you remove the paper shade first and then light the candle.

Now you will have that cozy warm feeling when you spend your Girl Time together. I hope that you will enjoy each other as you do this project. My daughter decorated this lamp shade-didn't she do a great job!

6 comments:

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Hi!
Just got your email and came to take a peek! what a cute idea!
I will try it.
thanks for sharing with us,
smiles,
Sandy

Ali said...

Oh just gorgeous as always. My little Gracie is not even 2 yet so this darling project might have to wait a few more years with her. My eldest son Liam would think it was the absolute best though at 6 years old. He loves all things like that, we make cards and such and he loves the glitter and the glue lol. So maybe I will have some son time instead. Ox thanks so much for sharing it with us. Just lovely and your daughter did a really beautiful job of your lamp. ox Ali

Sally L. Smith said...

Adorable little lamp and great idea. Thanks.
Sally

Counting Your Blessings said...

What a great idea! I always struggle with lampshade patterns. I had no idea that this pattern place could make it so much easier. Thanks! Blessings.. Polly

Jessica said...

I love this! What a fabulous idea. I am thinking chrismas presents : ) Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

Fiona Whitehead said...

Wow - thanks for sharing this and yours looks gorgeous.