Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fun Fall Lampshade Magnets

Hi, Y'all! 
I intended to show you the Fall wreath I've been working on, but I got sidetracked after seeing a magnetic lampshade brooch at Kirkland's. Click here to see their brooch. Theirs was really pretty, but I wanted some with a little less sparkle, so here's what I made.

These are so easy to make. I already had everything I needed...so actually, they were free!
The sunflower and leaf took about a minute each to make.
Here's how I made them.

One burlap sunflower pick, and round magnets from the craft store...

Turn the sunflower over and pull out the pick from the flower, then cut off the little plastic part in the center that sticks up. 

Hot glue a magnet to the back. My flower wasn't really flat, so I just stacked on another magnet to make it higher...no need to glue it to the other magnet. 
When the glue is dry, just hold the flower to the lampshade and place another magnet behind it, on the inside of the shade, to hold it. 

The leaf was even easier...just a dab of hot glue on the back of a faux leaf to hold the magnet, and a second magnet on the inside of the shade to hold it in place.

The leopard print rosette took about 15 minutes...well, maybe 20 minutes, because I hadn't made a rosette in a while, and was all thumbs.

Choose the ribbon and button(s) you like. 
Make the rosette by looping the ribbon into a rosette shape, and hold all the loops in place with a straight pin in the center. 

Then stitch the center, through all the loops, with needle and thread.
Tip...don't remove the pin until you have stitched the loops in place. 

I added a second button on top, for more dimension, and to pick up the color of the leopard print. The top button had a shank, so I stitched it, but you could hot glue it, if you wish.
Glue a magnet on the back of the rosette, and you're all done.

You could also use these magnet cuties on a table cloth edge, or to jazz up curtains.  
Hope you enjoy making some. I'd love to see your creations.

Hugs,
Babs


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21 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a fun idea, Babs...especially love how you can change them with the seasons! Loving this rain! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...

Who would have thought? I really love your rosette and the fun fabric!

XO,
Jane

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

So cute and easy! I like easy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is such an incredible idea! You are so smart...I wish I had thought of that! I could do a seashell, too, couldn't I? Happy Fall my friend!

The French Hutch said...

Such a great idea Babs and your tutorial makes it look easy too. I would love to change the look of my shades with the seasons. Umm, I always dread those days of meeting Red and Black in the fall line-up! :)
Happy Saturday.........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Marigene said...

Fun idea, love the burlap flower.
Have a wonderful week, Babs...

The Tablescaper said...

Love the magnet idea. You could do all sorts of things with that.

So happy to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

This idea is fun. Too cute!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Whahh Laaahh!!
How wonderfully neat is that Babs!! Such a neat seasonal change too!! Great Idea!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Well aren't you the smart cookie!! Very cute idea.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Yes, you are a smart cookie, such a cute idea and cheap too. Thanks I haven't seen these before.

Jenna LaFevor said...

These are so cute! I have never seen anything like this before! You can so easily change these out with the seasons! Love it!

Ginger Knox said...

I am gonna copy you, big time. This is such a neat idea and I love it because it is easy. Easy is good.xoGinger

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh these are the cutest things ever. I have not seen them before. I have a plain shade in my entry that I've wanted to help out but just never did. Thanks for this Babs!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I cannot get over how cute these magnets are! I'm so glad you shared...and I can't wait to make some for myself.

Thanks for the inspiration!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fun idea. I love it. This is so creative. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Noel Morata said...

very clever and you can change them anytime you want to try something different, excellent

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So easy! And I love that you can change them with the seasons! Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and following you!

Lydia Filgueras said...

Love love love this! When you get a chance it would be great if you could link up with Get Inspired...http://www.lydiasflexitariankitchen.com/get-inspired-9/

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

GREAT idea! Such a sweet addition to any lamp, LOVE yours by the way! Thank you so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Jann Olson said...

What a cute idea Babs. I have never thought of putting a magnet on a shade. Really gives it pizazz! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann