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12.20.2019

diy wire lampshade frame Christmas tree

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i created this tree last year, from lampshades and wire lampshade frames & a wire waste basket.
that was after i had stepped away from blogging, so i never shared it here... 
with a 'tree' theme running through all of my December posts, 
i thought it was fitting to include it now!

'continue reading' for the details...

this is quite simply just a stack of lampshades. 
nothing is permanently affixed or secured (except the topper spire), 
because it all slides together firmly.

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on the top, a vintage tree topper spire is secured to the smallest lampshade frame
by hot-gluing a rolled up bit of firm paper cardstock to the top of the frame.
the spire slides down onto the paper, holding it upright.
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the small wire lampshade frame sits on top of an upside-down wire waste basket.

i found the waste basket at Dollar Tree, but it was black - so i sprayed it white with my secret weapon
(Krylon Gloss White Appliance Spray Paint. covers EVERYTHING!)

some of my smallest vintage white, silver, and clear ornaments hang on the wire lampshade frame.

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 the wire waste basket sits on top of a linen lampshade.

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the linen lampshade sits on top of a very large wire lampshade frame.
larger vintage ornaments hang from the top edge of the frame.

at the bottom, a scalloped silver tray holds more ornaments
and a candle, which illuminates the entire tree with a soft light....
the perfect way to accent the vintage vibe of the components.

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2 comments:

  1. How clever is this Christmas tree idea!

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    1. thank you, Marie! i've seen several people create these over the years, so i thought i'd give it a try... it's EASY!!! ;) Merry Christmas!

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