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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.



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



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Blue Ribbon


I found this wonderfully delicate piece of lacy blue ribbon in the bottom of a basket of crap and knew I had to take it home. There are so many posibilities!

1. Make it into a bracelet (done!)
2. Wrap around into a headband
3. Use it as a belt
4. Paint through it as a stencil
5. Gift wrap a present for a friend
6. Use as trim for a skirt
7. Decorate a scrapbook page

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