Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ribbon + Lamp Shades

This week-end’s painting project sucked up all of my creative juices. 

I did do something a little crafty the week-end before last.

I bought some boring lamp shades and glued some ribbon on them.  Call me Martha. I should have my own show.

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I wanted to glue the ribbon to the top and bottom…but I failed. Epically. The ribbon kept bunching up all weird-like.  The fact that the lamp shades were cones and not circles took me down.  Why must I be cheap?  I should have sprung for the circular lamp shades.  But vertical ribbon looks ok, right?

I learned how to remove hot glue from fabric during this epic fail.  How?  A blow dryer.  It reheats the glue and makes it easier to remove. (Or you can stick the fabric in the freezer but I thought it was a little too weird to stick a lamp shade in the freezer). What did I do before google?

And here are the lamps shades are hanging out in the guest bedroom….with the dead-to-me macademia on the walls behind them….
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Anyone else had a great idea that they failed to execute?  I like to “keep it real” here on decorandthedog.


  1. I like the vertical ribbon. I have always wanted to try the ribbon lampshade redo and never done it. I think crafting is totally a learned art. I learn the hard way usually. :)

  2. Honestly, I'm only "eh" about them. But, I'm glad to know how to remove hot glue from fabric. I love Google :o)

  3. What's up, I check your new stuff regularly. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep it up!

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