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!