Thursday, December 17, 2015

Build a Christmas Tree with Junky Lamp Parts

Just when I thought it was safe to put away my stash of lamp parts from my last project, I realized that I had enough parts left over to make one more junky lamp tree.

Build a Christmas Tree with Junky Lamp Parts
No valuable or functional lamps were harmed in the making of this tree.

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I played around with various parts and finally narrowed it down to the pile you see here. Two of the pieces got a quick paint job so they'd blend in better with the group.

make a Christmas tree using vintage lamp parts
I lined up all the parts in the correct stacking order. There is a method to this madness.

stackable lamp parts repurposed into a Christmas tree
I started stacking 'em up.

repurposed junky lamp parts Christmas tree
Then I topped it off with a cookie cutter star. Just a dab of E6000 holds it in place.

how to make Christmas trees using old lamp parts
Here they are posing with the other two junky trees I put together last year.
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  1. Audra @ Renewed ProjectsDecember 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Love it! soon you'll have a mini forest of junky lamp trees. :)

  2. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble ChristmasDecember 17, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Amazing!! Love it!!
    thanks so much for visiting!!
    Merry Christmas !!


  3. Sam - Raggedy BitsDecember 17, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Absolutely love what you've so cleverly created Betsy!!! Such an awesome idea and they look amazing!! :-)

  4. Melissa/Piney RoseDecember 17, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Wonderful idea!

  5. Carlene @ Organized ClutterDecember 17, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    I love this kind of stuff! Creative and very fun!

  6. Michelle L.December 17, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    Oh good grief, this one is even prettier than the first two (in a way) - there's something very va-va-voom about it! Love the big cookie cutter star, just perfection.

  7. cynthia lee designsDecember 17, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    So pretty!! What a wonderful way to use those pieces.

  8. PattieJDecember 17, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Oh those are adorable!!! so creative!! Now I need some good shabby junk parts so I can make some trees too :) .....

  9. JeanieDecember 17, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Betsy! And my mind wonders, contemplating your storage of all your "junky" lamp parts. Funny, they don't look so junky here!

  10. Keri RobertsDecember 17, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Betsy, these Christmas trees from lamp parts are awesome!!! Love how you were able to take various parts and make them fit together to form these unique Christmas trees!!

  11. Linda @ Itsy Bits And PiecesDecember 17, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    These are really fun, Betsy! I love how each one is one of a pretty!

  12. Lisa@New Again DesignDecember 17, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Good thing my lamp parts are still on my table! I love this idea!

  13. Lisa@New Again DesignDecember 17, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Good thing my lamp parts are still on my table! I love this idea!

  14. Julia - Vintage with LacesDecember 17, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    That's another fabulous lamp part tree, Betsy! The three make such a wonderful forest :) .

  15. The Speckled Hen CottageDecember 17, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    OH CHRISTMAS TREE!!! Where others see broken, discarded lamps,you see treasure to reorganize...and you do it beautifully! Best ~ Mickie.

  16. Funky Junk InteriorsDecember 17, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Gorgeous! You have the glam-est junk I've ever seen...

  17. Susan HomeroadDecember 18, 2015 at 3:56 AM

    You know I love them! So much fun creating with lamp parts and junk :) I think I need one of those :))

  18. MicheleDecember 18, 2015 at 4:21 AM

    So cute and clever! I envy your imagination.

  19. AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNaDecember 18, 2015 at 6:18 AM

    I love these! I bought a whole box of vintage lamp parts this summer and they are still sitting there! I must go through them now to see what I can create!

  20. JunkchiccottageDecember 18, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Oh My Betsy these are amazing. I think you need to sell these they are awesome. You are just so creative.
    Love these.

  21. Sherry@Back2VintageDecember 18, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    My attempt at this would look like junk.... yours looks like art! Genius as always!!!

  22. Rose LDecember 18, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Those look great! Such a wonderful craft!

  23. Glenda/MidSouthDecember 18, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    What a cute idea!
    Have a great weekend.

  24. LauraDecember 18, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    These are beautiful! I especially like the stars on top:)

  25. Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel VintageDecember 18, 2015 at 9:12 PM

    These trees are so gorgeous Betsy! Love them!

  26. Deanies StashDecember 18, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Love your junky lamp trees! You are so clever!

  27. handmade by amaliaDecember 18, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Of course you would make the most brilliant and original tree. Betsy. Of course.

  28. Sweet Cottage DreamsDecember 19, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    I love them! You are just too clever!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  29. KathyDecember 19, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Oh how I wish you could shop at my Bins. You could craft an entire forest!

  30. The Polka Dot ClosetDecember 19, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Betsy...Another fabulous lamps parts tree....I loved last years to much! And these are just as gorgeous I know I could look at that pile of junk for a year and never make a thing out of it lol!


  31. Beatrice EuphemieDecember 19, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    These are wonderful, Betsy! What a fun idea!

  32. DD's CottageDecember 20, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Wonderful and creative Betsy!


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