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Doily lamp shade

Ok, so things don’t always go the way you hope but that’s no reason to give up eh? Take my lastest crafting attempt. I’d come across this idea from a while ago and thought it looked fun. I’d forgotten about it until a trip to my local laboratory store and saw they’d used the idea for their latest window display, so I jumped into action.

Now the original article I saw called for wall paper paste which I’ve discovered is not that easy to find in Australia!? I have no idea why but when you do find it in bunnings it costs a fortune! But I won’t go on, because other comments said using mod podge worked just as well. Hmmmm, not only did this turn out to be quite expensive, and messy, it turned the pretty white doilies yellow 😦 I figured I could always spay the doilies with paint later though.

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Unfortunately when I popped the balloon the doilies weren’t quite dry and it collapsed – impatience ruins another project!

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Wax on wax off

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Idea from Unsimpleliving

This is a fun way to spend the afternoon! Get your hairdryers out and melt those pesky crayons that hang around the bottom of your craft drawer. I seem to have lots of crayons but rarely use them, now I know exactly what to do!

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35 years for one craft project!

I can sometimes get a little impatient with my projects and have a habit of rushing things to get one done and move on to the next! So Scott Weavers is a huge inspiration after spending over 35 years on one craft project!!!!

He has made a kinetic sculpture of San Francisco using over 100,000 toothpicks from around the world. Check out his video here

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