I’m still here!! I’m sorry I’ve neglected my blog the past few weeks. I finished up my spring semester and just needed to unplug for a bit.
We took the most amazing vacation last week, which I will tell you more about in a few days. I’m still going through my pictures.
So….I’m back!! Rested and ready to get back to work!!
I have SO many projects that I want to get done. Some are in process and waiting for me to finish and some I need to get started. I need to make a list, figure up the costs, and PRIORITIZE!
In the meantime, I thought I’d tell you how I upgraded some $5 Target lamp shades. I actually did this project about a year ago, but I love it so much I wanted to show you how I did it. I picked up two of these lamp shades. They were on clearance and one of them had a stain on it. They had two thin black ribbons on the top and the bottom of the shade.
I ripped the ribbons off and wrapped jute around the top and bottom. Then I added the burlap flowers to cover the stain on the shade. There are actually three sets of three flowers on the shade.
Here’s how I made the flowers:
All you need is a bit of burlap, scissors, and a glue gun.
Cut your fabric into strips about 10-12 inches long and 2-3 inches wide. You only need one strip per flower. Cut out three squares (2×2)…this will be the back of the flowers.
Take hold of one of the threads in the middle of the strip and begin to gather the fabric..
I stop about halfway and take a thread from the other end and do the same thing.
Once you have it completely gathered, take your two strings and tie them together. This will create your flower.
Then…cut off your extra strings.
Glue the flower to the square backing and trim any excess fabric.
Here’s what the back will look like…the top right one has been trimmed so that you can’t see the backing.
That’s it!! It’s so easy. Now…go find something to glue them to!!
Here’s a close-up of my lamp shade:
I love it!! Such an easy and cheap way to refresh a lamp shade.
I hope you’re having a wonderful week!!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a new bundt cake recipe…yum!!