Saturday, 19 October 2013

Quick and Easy Lampshade Makeover

For the past 5 years I have had the most boring lamp shades staring at me while I sleep, and they are one of the first things that I see in the morning.  Kind of sounds like a bad horror movie, huh?  Obviously, something has been needing to change.

I have slowly been chipping away at some bedroom re-do projects, and this one has by far been the easiest!  All you need is an old lampshade, glue gun, and some ruffled trim.  Yup, that's it!

For these smaller sized lamp shades I needed about 4.5 yards of ruffled trim for each, but obviously depending on the size of your lamp shade you may need more or less.

How to:

Step 1:  Take your not so pretty lampshade and make marks with a pencil from the top to the bottom, one inch apart.  I did this a total of 4 times on each quarter of the lampshade.

Step 2:  Starting at the bottom mark, begin hot gluing your trim around the lamp shade one small section at a time.

Step 3:  Once you have returned to your starting point, cut the trim so that it slightly overlaps.  Then begin again on the next mark up.  Repeat process all the way up to the top of the lamp shade

You can be done at this point, or you could add some fabric flowers or any other embellishment of your choice.  My husband isn't a fan of lots of flowery stuff, so I decided to not add any flowers.  I still think it is a major improvement over the original!

Have you completed this project?  Let me know how it went!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Totally Tutorials

Puddle Designs was just featured on the website Totally Tutorials!  Pretty exciting stuff!

If you haven't heard about Totally Tutorials, it is a family friendly blog that is a directory for a lot of different craft and sewing tutorials.  If you want to know how to do pretty much any DIY project, that is the place to go!  It is such a fun site.  You should check it out.  :)  
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