Friday, September 23, 2011

Coffee Filter Lamp Shade

Burlap,  Coffee and Pearls!

I have wanted to do something creative with coffee filters forever.  I decided on a lamp shade.  
Love the color of the natural coffee filters. 
They're instant tea staining necessary.
Once I started to play with the paper filters...the lamp shade form took on a tuxedo look. 
Reminded me of my prom dates shirt.
Way back when...ruffles down the front of the men's shirts were the thing!

I placed a thin piece of burlap down the center of the coffee filters...I really like the texture it added.
I then added pearls down the center 
and around the bottom edge.

When I first started working on this project, I was certain it was going to be a hanging lamp.
I only used the floor lamp because it made it so much easier to apply the coffee filters to the shade frame.  

After completing the shade,
I'm not sure.  It might have found a home on the floor lamp.  
Safety first....
Because this shade is made of paper
I have used a low wattage bulb  and will only turn on when I'm home.

Link up with these creative parties!! much talent!


  1. I love that it is so creative! I can't believe everything people are doing with coffee filters these days--the coffee filter companys must be loving it! The burlap with the coffee filters is a great combination!

  2. Totally love the lamp shade. You are so creative! Sincerely, Victoria D.

  3. So creative! I love seeing the skeleton of the shade and this one has such a pretty shape to it. Would never have thought of using coffee filters but I like the ruffleyness (sp) of that!

  4. This is so cute, so's just adorable!
    I would be delighted for you to link up to Potpourri Friday & a Giveaway (in progress)!

  5. Oh Bobbie, this creation is just BEAUTIFUL!!! I love each and every thing about it! I know you must love seeing it in the evening when you can see all of your handiwork lit so beautifully. hugs and love, Dawn

  6. such a lovely creation
    of ruffles and frills

    thank you for sharing your talent
    and creativity
    at fridays unfolded.


  7. Your lamps is so adorable! And I am delighted you are sharing it with Potpourri Friday. I appreciate you and hope you will make this a weekly stop!

  8. The lamp is so pretty! Using coffee filters, brilliant!

  9. What a creative and unique lampshade. It looks like something I would find at Pottery Barn. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This is so pretty ... I think I might give this a try!

  11. Pretty!

    I like how you think outside the box (of coffee!)

    ...Like it! Pat

  12. Brilliant and beautiful! Love, love your lampshade...

  13. OMG, this is super cool, and so unique. Very nice.

  14. WOW! Seriously, wow! I want to try this, you did such a great job!

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on on my blog right now. Come by when you get a chance! :)

  15. I can't believe you made that lampshade look so beautiful with coffee filters! Thank you for showing us how you pulled it off...great tutorial!

  16. Beeeuuuuteeeful!I love it....the frame was very pretty, but what you did with the coffee filters is brilliant. Thank you for visiting my blog. So glad I found your blog.

    Blessings, Audrey

  17. Wow! I just came across your blog. How lovely! Such creativity!! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back. Blessings to you!

  18. Bobbie this is one of the most creative lampshades I have seen. I absolutely adore it. Great job! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  19. Oh this is so creative!! I love it!

  20. What a cute idea. Very pretty the ruffles it created. Thank you for linking it up with Home Sweet Home!

  21. This is darling~ what a cute idea - love how it came out! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  22. Wow! I cannot believe this beautiful shade is made from coffee filters. It is beautiful and looks like it cost a fortune!

    I would love for you to share your post at my Freshmen Friday linky party for newer bloggers at:

    I am a new follower!

  23. Practical and decorative if not power on. Very unique.

  24. Bobbie, did you receive my message that your lamp was featured last Friday? It's the first one pictured!

  25. Hi Bobbie, this lampshade is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea with us. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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