It’s time for another Monthly Crafty Destash Challenge! For this month, I grabbed an old wire lamp frame frame & some selvage edges out of my stash. Now I have an awesome lamp shade that just needs a lamp base to rest on!
Every month, a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Rules are to use mostly things from your stash & up to $10 in extra supplies if needed. Check out some awesome creations you might be able to make from your own stash! #CraftRoomDestashChallenge
Old Lamp Frame
This lamp shade frame has been hanging out waiting for inspiration to to strike. I just needed to scrape off some of the leftover material on the top & bottom. My razor blade scraper made this an easy job!
I decided to use my selvage edges saved over the years to make a woven cover for the wire frame. They’re buried somewhere in my strip scrap tube…
I picked this jewel glue for fabrics from my glue collection to help hold things together. This glue must be older than I thought because I can’t find this exact thing online! Here’s a link to some Aleene’s glue that should work just as well.
Once my lamp frame was all ready it was time to fish out the selvage edges & get to gluing!
Y’all this tube is stuffed with fabric strips! After I emptied out what I thought was most of it, a little fluffing & it was half full again!
I had way more selvage edges than I thought I did. I divided them into two piles. The shorter ones would be for the vertical weave & the longest were for the horizontal weave.
I also had to iron them because they were very wrinkly after being smooshed into that tube. ; )
I started at one corner, wrapping the ends over the top & bottom, & attaching each piece with the glue. This glue grabs & dries quickly so, there’s no need to clamp things down.
I put on Netflix & before long I had all the vertical strips down!
It looks different on every side…
It’s fun to see the selvage edges & remember what I did with the fabric.
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For the cross weave, I glued the end of a long strip to the back of a vertical strip. Then I went over & under each vertical strip all around the base.
When I made it back to the beginning, I trimmed the end & glued it to itself. I started the next row on a different vertical strip & alternated the weave.
I pushed the strips down to snug things up a bit as I went up the lamp frame.
After I was finished weaving the strips, I trimmed up all the loose threads. The top pieces of the lamp frame were gold & I left some of that to show through the purple paint.
Now my lamp shade is all finished & it turned out better than I imagined. Love it when that happens! : D
Here’s my finished lamp shade ~>
It’s like a decorative scrapbook of fabrics I’ve used throughout the years! I just need to find the perfect lamp base for it…
Okay, maybe my Ottlite is just a temporary resting spot, but I wanted to see what it might look like! ; )
I think I have an idea of what I can use for a base, but I think I’ll save that for later! This is one more month for me using only items from my stash! Yay! : D Be sure to check out everyone’s crafty detash projects at the bottom of this post.
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