Hi all! I’ve had so much fun decorating my house for Christmas! My theme for this year is vintage traditional… I think I just made that up. I’m using lots of texture like burlap, jute, greenery, and some upholstery webbing thrown in. As I was working on my living room today I decided to “Christmas” my lamps up. I thought I’d share this easy project with you.
What you’ll need:
upholstery webbing (available at most fabric stores. Mine was $.29 per yard), greenery (fake or live), red Christmas balls, jute or twine, wire clippers, and upholstery tacks (or hot glue if you prefer).
Time to get busy.
First, cut a piece of greenery for the front of your lamp. Hold some up, and just see what size looks right. I did a small version and a larger one for 2 lamps in my living room. Fluff it out, and make a center space for the holly bunch.
I used some small red shatterproof balls I got at the Dollar Tree.
The holes were tiny at the top, so I separated my jute into 3 strands. It made it much easier to string the balls.
For the larger version I strung 3 balls together.
When you have them all strung on flip them over and secure with a double knot.
Then it looks like this:
Turn your greenery over, and tie the holly bunch to your greenery in the center.
Measure around your lamp shade, and cut a piece of webbing to size. Fold it in half, and really crease the center line.
I got a long piece of twine, wrapped it around and through the holly bunch, and tied it tightly in the back to attach the holly bunch to the webbing. I then brought the long lengths around and tied a bow in the front.
There’s the holly attached to the webbing.
Now wrap your webbing around to the back of your lampshade. I’m going to leave mine wrapped in webbing after Christmas, so I decided to secure the webbing with upholstery tacks. You could also hot glue it if you prefer.
I took my lamp shade off at this point to attach the holly wrap. It was too awkward to attach on my floor lamp. I didn’t have any problems with the smaller lamp though. Here’s mine attached with upholstery tacks.
This is what my lamp looked like before:
And here’s the finished product. My lamps are all wrapped up for Christmas. I love the texture and dimension they bring to my room.
This antique table lamp got a smaller version.
This was such an easy project and didn’t take much time or money at all. They were the first thing my mama noticed when she came in to look at all my decorations today, and they make me smile every time I look at them.
Now go make yourself some holly wraps for your lampshades, columns, or anything else you can think to attach them to. Please feel free to share this tutorial with anyone you want, but please link back to me.
I’ll be sharing more Christmas decorations and ideas over the next couple of weeks. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
love and hugs,
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