DIY Lamp shade {Contest Closed}

I’m a little competitive. I can’t help it. My family won’t play Pictionary with me and my sister because we’re as so good (and a little obnoxious)!  So, when asked me to be in a shade competition, I couldn’t turn ’em down and of course I want to win!

—->You can vote for C.R.A.F.T. HERE<—-

Here is the shade they sent us to craft up:


diy lamp And here she is wrapped in different shades of wood! I’m going to give you the low down on the DIY shade soon. But for the super curious people out there (me!) it’s made out of super thin pieces of balsa wood and hot glue!


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Since we’re currently homeless, and living at my parents house… photo shoots are tricky. My DIY shade is sitting on my bedside table where my blogging computer has been living. We went from a 2 bedroom condo in Austin, to a one bedroom apartment in Fort Lauderdale to one room in my parents house all in one year… wowza!  Where looking for houses to buy in Austin, but until then… this one room is home! Needless to say, our one room is a big fat mess with crafts, clothes, Christmas gifts, and suitcases. Mess is an understatement… tornado is more like it. I picked up the room just enough to get a few decent pics… you should feel special : ) You can see some accidental mess in the reflection of the mirror!
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—->You can vote for C.R.A.F.T. HERE<—-


I love this shade, seriously. I think it’s awesome. I can’t wait to find a permanent spot for her in our new house (wherever/ whenever that may be)! I’m kind of thinking she might end up as a pendant over a kitchen table… who knows! So, vote for C.R.A.F.T. HERE, please!  Oh yea, and if my shade wins, we both win! I will get to giveaway a $100 gift card to! Yay! Have you ever had to move back in with your parents? Was it fun, ha?! Are you uber competitive? Are there board games your family won’t play with you? Have you ever DIY’ed a lamp shade? What do you think of my balsa wood shady delight? I’m smitten!
UPDATE: Here all the deets to make your own balsa wood lamp shade.

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  1. That’s the coolest shade eva! good job, you get my vote!

  2. Awesome shade! Love it Jamie! I’m participating too… you’ll be able to check mine out on Monday. :)

  3. I like the shade. That’s a creative use of materials.

  4. So cool, Jamie! I saw your pic with Allison on her blog and thought you were just visiting. Awesome to have you back in Austin. You can buy my house…we’re moving to Dallas in June. I’d love to see you before we leave. Can’t wait to vote for you. Good luck!

  5. Nancy Carr says:

    That is a great idea. Love it. I hope you remind us to vote for you on Monday and tell us how. Thank you.

  6. Ok..that is pretty stinkin awesome!!! Totally impressed jamie!!

  7. I love this lamp. It is so funky and versatile, it would suit a bedroom or an office.
    Could you post a reminder on your blog on the 15th so I can vote as this is one of my favourite lamps that I have ever seen.

  8. That is a fun lamp shade, hope you can remind us how to vote tomorrow!

  9. Love your lampshade – it will look amazing as a pendant in your new home! I love them but thankfully, an hours drive separates me from my parents!

  10. I looove this lampshade! You have my vote too – good luck!

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