5/15/07

Oh, the things you can do with a faux cabbage!




How I love faux cabbages...their colors are so vibrant, the leaves so soft and they are a really nifty craft element. The baskets I made for Easter were a big hit (Martha ordered 6 green ones for her own Easter table!) and were fun to make. Yes, your fingertips do get a bit scorched but it's worth it because the little baskets are so sweet.
Now I've gone a little cabbage crazy and made one into a lamp shade. Waddaya think? Cute, no? I just used a small lampshade and hot glued the cabbage leaves onto it, starting at the bottom and overlapped them. I trimmed the top ones and wrapped them around the top of the shade and glued them in place. I dry brushed a bit of glue on the leaves, dusted with you know what and voila, a lampshade even Peter Rabbit would love!

11 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

These are soooo sweet. You are very clever. Clarice

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Laurie-
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your sweet comment on my blog. When I saw your name my first thought was the glitter lady from Matha's show and how excited was I to discover that it was you?! I loved your projects and will be coming back often to visit your blog. Welcome to Blogland!
Fondly, Jen

Danielle Muller said...

Laurie...your cabbage baskets are sweet!! Loved the "Martha" segment on them...added it to my list of "good things"...ha ha!!

Linda MacDonald CSP(tm) said...

I can't believe I have found someone who loves glitter as much as me...more even!! I go glitter crazy at Christmastime and this year saw a beautiful decorative house in a shop that was all glittered and had a snowy roof. It was more than I wanted to spend so I thought, "I can make that!" I did, and it is one of my new favorite decorations. I fell in love with glitter after seeing a lady in a picture in Country Living magazine who was holding a huge glass vase full of PINK glitter. It was falling ever so magically off of her scoop! Heaven! Right then and there I began my quest for pink glitter. I also love the "vintage" glitter that has an almost transluscent quality to it. You are a girl after my own heart!! Thanks to "Jen at the cottage nest" for giving me your link!!!

Southern Heart said...

Wow! What a beautiful and fun blog you have...and such lovely creations! I especially enjoyed the artichoke post (I have a thing for artichokes!).

I'm adding you to my list, so that I can visit again, and others can enjoy finding you, too. I'm so glad that Jen (Cottage Nest) told us about you!

Andrea

Lana said...

I just found you ~ from where I can't remember I clicked through so many blogs ~ but I'm so glad I did!
I love glitter and think the cabbage leaf lamp shade is wonderful!

Lana

Rachelle said...

Those cabbage baskets are just BRILLIANT!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Ooooh! I love these little baskets! And now lampshades too!?!?! Who knew cabbage could be so much fun? :)

Gypsy Purple said...

I love these...so glad I found your blog!!!

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