All is calm… all is bright

Today I’m sharing a little Christmas illumination.

Well… a new Christmas lamp at least.


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Would you believe this lamp cost me $2.50 from an Op Shop (thrift store).

Not only was it marked down from $5, but it also had been checked and tagged by an electrician.

Sure it looked a bit outdated and the shade was dark and dingy, but I knew with a little paint magic it could be made-over.


Shabby Poinsettia Lamp - Shabby Art Boutique


This project was as easy as dismantling, cleaning and applying 2 coats of DecoArt Americana Décor Chalky Finish paint in Everlasting.

This paint is an ultra-matte chalk paint that requires no priming or sanding before using. It couldn’t be easier and I painted both the wood base and the fabric shade with the same paint. A quick coat of the DecoArt Americana Crème clear wax to protected it and it was ready to decorate.


decoart Americana chalky finish paint

Next came some handmade poinsettias.

I shared a tutorial for these at Christmas a few years ago and I’ve been making them ever since. They are super quick and easy!


Shabby Art Boutique felt poinsettias 2


Easy Felt Poinsettias


Off-white wool felt, scissors, All Purpose Glue or a hot glue gun, pegs and buttons for the flower centres.


Shabby Art Boutique felt poinsettia template


1. Enlarge the template (above) to the size you require.

2. Cut 1 x large flower and 5 x petals from wool felt for each flower.


Shabby Art Boutique felt poinsettias5


3. Apply a small dot of glue to the base of each petal and fold the petal end over and hold together with a peg until the glue dries.

4. When all 5 petals are dry, apply a large dot of glue to the centre of the flower cut-out and position all 5 petals in place (as shown in photo below).


Shabby Art Boutique felt poinsettia 4


Glue or sew a button to the centre of the flower, where the petals meet.

For a fancy flower I use rhinestone and pearl buttons. . . and cream buttons for a less formal look.

This is where I got my rhinestone and pearl button

For the lamp I made 9 poinsettias and attached rhinestone and pearl buttons to the centre, before I glued my poinsettias around the base of the white shade.


It needed just a little something else…. so I left it for a day or two…

And then I decided to add some pearl stickers that I had in my scrapbooking stash… that was the little something extra it needed!

The lamp may not be something that would appeal to everyone, but I like that it is unusual and a bit different.

Expect to see it amongst my white Christmas décor this year.

Happy crafting


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  1. What a super piece of recycling and such a bargain too.
    This really is beautiful and will go so well with your white décor.
    Toni xx

    • Kerryanne says:

      I’m loving the bargain price Toni and figure with such a saving I can lash out and buy (or thrift) another lamp shade for use after Christmas xxx

  2. I love it, Kerry!! Gorgeous!!!!!!! Xxxxxxxx. The pearl accents are perfect, and now I won’t look at an old lamp in the same way again! :-). Lots of love! Vikki xx

  3. What a huge difference in the lamp.
    Love the white felt poinsettia flowers your made
    I love thrift stores and a great imagination which you have for sure

  4. Oh, I am so grateful to have a flower tutorial that I can follow and that won’t drive me bonkers. This poinsettia is beautiful. I have some Annie Sloane Chalkpaint and a floor lamp that is waiting for a redo. Got it at a church rummage sale (the best kind of sales). Now I know what to do with it AND what to do with the funky and torn shade. Thank you. BTW, I’m loving your Christmas decoration posts.

    • Kerryanne says:

      Sounds like you are set to go Marrianna and you will find those poinsettias are so easy and quick to make…. especially if you use a hot glue gun 🙂

  5. What a great project, it turned out wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing, I pinned it for future inspiration!

  6. Sharyl B. says:

    What a wonderful project! Simple enough that I know I can actually do it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. shirley flavell says:

    Beautiful, I love it Kerryanne

  8. Adorable!

  9. JaneEllen says:

    You are so awesome, what talent and foresight. This lamp looks like brand new and so special. Can change out lamp shades after holidays
    . I’ve been known to spray paint lamp shades, hey what can it hurt and I get what I want at only extra cost of spray paint, win, win. I”m not usually much of a poinsettia person but love this. I have some nice off white good felt can use also. What fun to have special lamp for holidays. Your lamp is so pretty, you’ll sure enjoy that. Will have to look for little lamp myself to fix up or go digging in my rats nest for old one. Have wonderful weekend KerriAnne. Happy Daze

  10. Thank you!

  11. That turned out so pretty. What a transformation just a bit of transformation and a few materials can make.

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