Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Celebrate by Candlelight

This easy to make lampshade using products from Arnold Grummer's will add a little shine to any holiday.  A green one would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table.  How about one in each window of your house for Christmas? 

The shade was created using one of the Papermill Kits and the basic paper making method.  Since Halloween is coming up quickly, I chose to use the grey cotton rag & wool pulp which I mixed in with white paper to give it a greyish tone.  Once the pulp made according to the instructions, I poured it into one of the fabulous templates creating each section of shade.  The shade finished  according to the directions for making a piece of paper.  I used one of my favorite dies and die cut machine to cut the pumpkin into each section and then assembled the shade.  The matching ribbon was added to finish off the edges.  I hadn't decided yet, what I would place the shade on so I played it safe and sprayed it with some of the Flame Free for Paper Crafts in case I decided to use the shade on a candle or small lamp.  Since I did spray it, it will allow me to change my bases around as I choose.  The base I'm currently using is a champagne flute with a battery operated tea light.  Small beads or polished rocks can be carefully added to the champagne flute to make it look even more elegant.  If you'd like to use a small lamp, you can add a set of the lamp shade clips to the shade which will allow it to be used on the lamp. 

This has got to be one of my favorite projects so far.  I'm ready to make some more paper and create one for each and every holiday.  How romantic would it be to have a couple for Valentine's Day?  See the possibilities are endless and once you get to making them you will want them to decorate your entire house! 
                                                                 


Get started now and head on over to the Arnold Grummer website and pick out your next project.  Be sure to use the PROMO CODE:  Oct20 to save 20% off on your entire order this month. 

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