Nothing really wrong with it...but its pretty unremarkable and I'm in the mood for something beautiful!
I picked up the little pot (shown in picture) at a yard sale for $0.50 and the lamp base fit right inside perfectly! Hooray! That's when I decided to "plant my lamp" and turn it into a topiary. I found these bags of craft moss at the Dollar Tree and got gluing!
I cut off the dangling beads from the shade and put them away for a future project. Then, I hot glued two different kinds of moss for some texture and to ensure good coverage of the lamp shade.
Next, I made these super-easy rag roses using an old sheet. To make one, simply rip a strip of fabric, roll it loosely, gather the bottom edge and tie it off with a piece of string. Separate the "petals" with your fingers and you have a rose! No sewing required!
I glued a bunch of different sized roses and buds all around the shade.
For the lamp base, I put a whole bunch of glue at the bottom of the pot and stuck the lamp in - it's not going anywhere! I then sponged a bit of brown and green paints on the lamp stem and painted the finial on the top to look like a rose bud.
Inside the pot, I put a few plastic grocery bags in as filler and scrunched a remnant piece of green fabric.
Here's the final product! I keep thinking it looks like the Red Queen's topiary bushes from Alice In Wonderland - I am tempted to paint all of the roses red!
Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Rag Rose Topiary Lamp (Lamp $0.00, Moss $2.00, Roses $0.00, Pot $0.50)
Total Fake-It Cost: $2.50
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