twinkle light lamp….it’s a major award!


Happy December!

I can’t believe it’s already here.

Among other festivities, this time of year also dons those fantastic christmas movies that you watch over and over again and could pretty much quote from start to finish. Such movie for us is A Christmas Story. It’s got to be one of thee funniest movies of all time!

And is there a better part than the infamous leg lamp?

I think not.

“It’s a major award.”



For those of you who know me or have spent some time here, at Happy Looks Good On You, know that I have a thing for lamps.

I wanted to have a “major award” kind of lamp for the season and, although it’s no leg lamp, I’m absolutely crazy about what I came up with.


Doesn’t that just make your heart grow two sizes?!

Or at the very least, put a big grin on your face?

Want to make one of your very own?

Let’s get started, shall we?

This is all you need for this fabulous twinkle light lamp.


This little baby is what really makes it.


You can pick up a 2-pack at Wal-Mart for less than two dollars.

You screw this into the lamp socket then plug the strand of lights into it. Then it works just like a regular lamp would. I knew I didn’t want a strand of lights trailing off the lamp down to the wall outlet. This was the perfect solution!


Then find an old lamp shade with a metal frame. (I thrifted mine for $4.00) I tore all the material off and cleaned it up the best that I could to get it ready for painting.


A couple of coats of red spray paint later and….



Now the fun part.

I took my light strands and started wrapping them around the metal frame. After I got the first strand on it just didn’t seem like enough. So I added a second. I used two 100 strands.

You can never have too many twinkle lights, right?


And if you’re falling in love with that poster print featuring a quote from another fantastic christmas movie, Elf, you can find it here. My friend Lara from less cake {more frosting} is crazy talented and has some incredible ideas. Stop by and check it out.




It’s a major award!!


So that’s my lamp and to be perfectly honest, I do feel like I won!


Until next time….



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Home Savvy A To Z

Nap Time Crafters


Fingerprints on the Fridge

kojo designs

I {heart} Nap Time

Under The Table And Dreaming

Embellishing Life

Sumo’s Sweet Stuff



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Dittle Dattle

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  • Patricia Torres

    wow!! I love what you’ve made of the lamp.. Well done!! Thanks for linking in
    to Colours Dekor.. 

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