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A Super Simple Way To Recover A Lampshade
The Craft Cafe – How To Make Your Own Custom Lampshade With Pom Pom Trim
Hello everyone ! It’s Ayda here again for The Craft Cafe. To prepare the new projects for the craft cafe, always excites me. I’m trying to make cute, useful and easy diy projects.
Maybe you know, I don’t have any children but I love to make something for them.
This time, I made a simple lamp shade project. As shown in the images is a quite simple and cheap project.
You can make happy your child with this cute lamb or you can give it as a baby shower gift to one of your friends…
Let’s look at what you need for this project;
. Cute patterned fabric (you can find some cute patterns on Claires’s Etsy Pages)
. Sharp scissors (I tend to buy everything from ebay and take full advantage of most sellers free shipping, it also usually arrives pretty quickly!)
TIP: You should never use your dressmaking scissors to cut anything else that is not fabric. It keeps them sharper much longer and doesn’t damage your material
. A pencil
. An iron
. Paper for template
. Glue Gun
For the best solution, firstly you should prepare a template, using a piece of paper. I used a coloured paper for better understanding.
Place the lamp shade on the fabric, draw from edges and cut out the lamp shade template.
I used fusible interlining with the fabric for looking thick and strong.
Spread your fusible interlining bottom and place your fabric on top, stick together via ironing. Now you have a piece of strong fabric.
Spread your fabric on the table, place the paper template and cut out.
You should now have a piece of fabric that when wrapped around the shade fits fairly perfect!
Wrap your fabric around lamp shade and Using a hot glue gun stick it from edges.
Trim off any excess fabric around the edges of the shade with sharp scissors [being careful not to cut into the shade]. Allow glue to dry.
Using a hot glue gun attach your pom pom trim to the edges of your shade.
See you the next The Craft Cafe post.
I wish all of you have an amazing week!