what do you do with a broken lampshade?? You make a wreath!
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.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published January 23rd, 2013 6:48 AM