Friday, October 24, 2014

DIY Glass Filled Lamp with Gumballs

Addicted 2 Saving 4 asked me to be a guest blogger for them, my guest posting will be one DYI projects and crafts.  So make sure to look out for my DYI and crafts on Addicted 2 Savings 4 you. 


Lately I have busy working on my 2 year old daughters room. She loves everything girlie, which has been super fun after always doing boy rooms. Who wouldn't be excited to for that. for her room I wanted it to be a combination of shabby chic and classic with a little modern twist. 

Every night before bed we read her a story and I felt like it was to bright with the ceiling light on. So I knew we needed a lamp. I started to look around at stores and wasn't finding anything that jumped out to me. Then one day at TJ-Max I saw a glass lamp full of cotton balls. I thought wow what a great idea. After seeing that I went to Target to see is they had any glass fillable lamps that would open up. They had a glass fillable lamp for $14.99 and I grabbed a lamp shade for $12.99. I started to walk around brain storming what I could fill it with. I walked into there craft area which is right buy the party supplies area. There in the party supplies area I found gumballs of all different colors that were $5.00. The aqua color was on clearance for $2.50.  I grabbed one bag of pink and one aqua. When I got home I started to put this all together right away. Its so simple and easy maybe takes 10 minutes. Now thats not bad for DIY. 


Supplies

Glass Fillable Lamp
Lamp Shade
Light bulb
Filling - I used gum balls.


Directions:

The first thing you want to do is in screw that top of your lamp. Be very careful to not unscrew the bottom. Once you have the top unscrewed, off and all papers pulled out you can then start to fill your lamp. I mixed my gum balls together. At first I put all of the gum balls into my fillable lamp, it seemed way too full and too much aqua. So then I did all the pink and half the aqua gum balls, which I liked a lot better. Really its a personal choice on how much you want to fill it. Then screwed the top back on, put a light bulb in and plugged that sucker in. I love that way it turned out and so does my daughter she spotted in in her room right away. 


Other things you could fill you fillable lamp with would be buttons (how cute would that be on a sewing craft space) spools of thread, pipe cleaners, bouncy balls, flowers, leaves, craft puff balls etc.  

Hope I left you feeling inspired. Make sure to share back your ideas what you could fill a fillable lamp with. If you make a fillable lamp please share how yours turned out. 


42 comments:

  1. That's a really whimsical and cute idea!

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  2. I don't think I could do it with real gumballs - I'd have them eat hahahaha #CandyAddict

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  3. Such a whimsical idea for a candy-themed nursery or a room! Looks so cute! <3

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    1. Thanks, it makes it so much better that my daughter likes it.

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  4. This turned out so cute! I'm sure she loved it!! I can't wait for when I have kids and can decorate their rooms!

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    1. Thank and really is fun decorating there rooms.

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  5. This is so cute! DIY projects are my favorite <3

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    1. Thank you! DIY are the best it gives you so much joy at the end of I made that.

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  6. What a cute idea! This would be fun to change up for different seasons too!

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    1. You are so right. They have bigger lamps to that would work in bigger places to. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. This is so pretty and would be perfect for my nightstand! Thanks for the great idea :)

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    1. Glad you liked it. Its prefect for a room lamp because you can change it as your room changes. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. This is the cutest DIY project I have seen of late, I am so gonna "copy" this

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  9. How cute! I'm having trouble finding a lamp to match our nursery for the baby and this would be super cute!

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    1. Thanks, its so hard to find the right lamp. Thats why I loved this and you can change the stuff out as they get older.

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  10. That is really cute I would never though t of using gum balls.

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    1. Thanks! I really like that way it turned out. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I really wish I had the time to make this lamp. It's super cute.

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    1. Thanks so much. It really doesn't take long to make maybe 15 minutes. Save it for later when you have time to make it.

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  12. What amazing crafts you one can do with their hands. You can also try this in different colors.

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    1. Right change the colors to work with your style. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I love this look. It is so creative and fun that you can switch it out for different times of the year! Great idea.

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  14. Well that's creative! Will the gum balls last?!

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    1. There not in the direct sunlight so I am pretty sure they will be fine. Only time with tell or my kids finding out what they are.

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  15. I have fillable lamps as well for our living room, but you got a much better deal on yours! :) I'm obsessed with them!

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    1. I can seriously a problem with me wanting more lol. Do you fill yours and with what if so??

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  17. oh my gosh that is such a cute project! I didn't even know they made fill-able lamps. Very cool.

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  18. good for you being resourceful!! i would have probably just bought the one at tj maxx haha But I know I do want to work on some DIY projects eventually.

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  19. This is really cute. I'd probably just eat them all though, haha.

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  20. What a fun clever idea! I love this (:

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  21. So cute! It gives the area some nice color contrast too!

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  22. This is so creative and cute. Would be such an easy gift for the holidays

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  23. That's such a cute idea! Hopefully little ones won't rip off the top and eat those gumballs though!

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  24. I love how simple this idea is and yet how elegant it makes the lamp!

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  25. This is so pretty! What a fun and easy way to spice up a room!

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  26. I really like this idea, I don't know if I could use real gum balls though especially if I didn't eat them I'd be afraid they melt or fade or something.

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  27. This is interesting. Does the heat from the lamp affect the coloration of the gum balls?

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  28. it is very helpful article. thank you for sharing with us

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