what do you do with a broken lampshade?? You make a wreath!

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I had a BEAUTIFUL lampshade that I loved but it was broken...Having the need always to REPURPOSE I decided to use the old broken lampshade and used the material to help finish my wreath for my mantle! I use it from Christmas to Valentines day!
my finished wreath made from Recycling the material from an old broken lampshade.
here was the old barrel style lampshade I had..it had a broken post on it and a couple snags.
so I did what any repurposer would do...I started cutting...:) I trimmed around the top and bottom edges being careful to save the seamed edges.
here it is all stripped...Had it not been broken I would have loved to save it for a great open pendant shade...but C'est La Vie...it wasn't meant to be..:)
then I got the rest of my material...my wreath form that I got at goodwill for under a buck and leftover scraps I had from other projects..
I used the burlap to cover the wreath form. I then cut the fabric into strips and made basic rosettes out of them using my glue gun...(since I can't sew) You just roll up the material glueing as you wrap to make a rose. you can see how I did that in this post http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/07/corduroy-rosette-wreath-tutorial.html
You can see in this picture that I used the left over edging from the lampshade to make a ribbon hanger for the wreath and even adorned the hanger with smaller roses.

Art is beauty
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