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My Lamp Makeover With Fabric Scraps

Last summer I made a window treatment for my kitchen bay window. In fact, I did a little makeover on the window. If you want to see My Kitchen Bay Window it's HERE.

Here is my lamp makeover. Hope you like it.


This is just strips of fabric glued to the top of a lamp shade that you want to redo. The little roses are made from the same fabric strips that make up the shade. This is a low cost (or no cost if you have a stash of fabric) home decor redo.

First I cut strips of fabric in coordinating colors. In order to make it more interesting I cut the strips in various widths as you can see below.


After I glued on all the strips I cut the fabric into points.


There was a cute little wooden flower pull chain on this lamp, too. I painted it a light aqua blue  to match one of the fabrics.


I made some of these little fabric roses out of the leftover fabric strips. These are very easy to make once you get the hang of it. I just started making them this year and now I can whip them out one - two - three. All you need is a glue gun and a little scrap of fabric!


Take a strip of fabric about 1 1/2 inches wide and about 10 inches long. You can always cut the strip if it ends up being too long.


Fold one corner back as in the picture below.


In this picture, I take the point and curl it around on itself and put a dab of glue so that it doesn't come apart.


The fabric on the right needs to be twisted and keep twisting it and bring it around the little central part of the rose. It's starting to look like something, isn't it?


When you have the rose the way you want it, cut off the extra fabric and hot glue the end underneath the rose. And there you go.. your own little fabric rose.


Then I made a whole bunch of these little roses and glued them to the top of the lampshade.


This little lamp DIY went very smoothly. I love working with fabric, period. I like the feel of it. I like the choices of all the different kinds of patterns and colors. It's awesome. My mother used to drag me to all the fabric stores when I was a kid. I hated it. Now I love it. Who knew?

Best wishes for a great week ahead,

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Fall fun ahead, people.


Festive Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Paper Pumpkins

Creamy Pumpkin fudge


Sea Salt Popcorn w/Caramel

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Candied Bacon

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My Lamp Makeover With Fabric Scraps

Last summer I made a window treatment for my kitchen bay window. In fact, I did a little makeover on the window. If you want to see My Kitchen Bay Window it's HERE.


This is just strips of fabric glued to the top of a lamp shade that you want to redo. The little roses are made from the same fabric strips that make up the shade. This is a low cost (or no cost if you have a stash of fabric) home decor redo.

First I cut strips of fabric in coordinating colors. In order to make it more interesting I cut the strips in various widths as you can see below.


After I glued on all the strips I cut the fabric into points.


There was a cute little wooden flower pull chain on this lamp, too. I painted it a light aqua blue  to match one of the fabrics.


I made some of these little fabric roses out of the leftover fabric strips. These are very easy to make once you get the hang of it. I just started making them this year and now I can whip them out one - two - three. All you need is a glue gun and a little scrap of fabric!


Take a strip of fabric about 1 1/2 inches wide and about 10 inches long. You can always cut the strip if it ends up being too long.


Fold one corner back as in the picture below.


In this picture, I take the point and curl it around on itself and put a dab of glue so that it doesn't come apart.


The fabric on the right needs to be twisted and keep twisting it and bring it around the little central part of the rose. It's starting to look like something, isn't it?


When you have the rose the way you want it, cut off the extra fabric and hot glue the end underneath the rose. And there you go.. your own little fabric rose.


Then I made a whole bunch of these little roses and glued them to the top of the lampshade.


This little lamp DIY went very smoothly. I love working with fabric, period. I like the feel of it. I like the choices of all the different kinds of patterns and colors. It's awesome. My mother used to drag me to all the fabric stores when I was a kid. I hated it. Now I love it. Who knew?

Best wishes for a great week ahead,

zzzzzzC9561C493251B0E7B572C8A863B55985
******************************************************************************

Fall fun ahead, people.


Festive Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Paper Pumpkins

Creamy Pumpkin fudge


Sea Salt Popcorn w/Caramel

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Candied Bacon

******************************************************************************

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What to do Weekends Party #187

If you are new to our party, Welcome! We are so very glad you are here!
Bonus Feature this week is...
How to Make a Lemon Vase by Dukes and Duchesses

how to make a lemon vase


NEW! Starting next month, Theresa and I, will each be Featuring one talented  Blogger each month! There's so much talent here, we don't even scratch the surface with our Features. So, we are hoping this will be just one more way for
us to turn the spotlight on you!
Thank you so much, to all of you, who come join us here, each week, with your wonderful  crafts and DIY creations,recipes, etc.  
If you were featured, snap up our "featured" pic. Thanks so much.



Oatmeal Raisin Goat's Milk Soap - This soap smells so good you'll almost want to eat it! Made with spicy blend of cinnamon and clove essential oil with oats and raisins.

Please do follow  the Party Board! 

***Please try and connect with us both in some way!***
You can find Linda Blogging here @ Crafts a la Mode
You can connect with Theresa right here Shoestring Elegance


Please visit Shoestring Elegance to see if you were featured!

Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles by Quirky Inspired

Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Dry Erase Lap Desk by Do More for Less

Make this dry erase board lap desk for back to school or anytime of the year! A quick and easy project that your kids will love!

Frozen Yogurt Pie by Courtney's Cookbook

Beat the heat with the delicious tropical flavors in this Kiwi Mango Frozen Yogurt Pie! #sponsored

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Ice Cream by Frugal Foodie Mama

An ice cream favorite gets a perfect for fall flavor makeover in this homemade Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Dough Ice Cream.




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Easy Strawberry Jello Cake

Strawberry Jello Cake

This jello cake is so light and refreshing for summer. We love it. It just happens to pull together very easily also. Since there are plenty of strawberries and blueberries around now, it's the perfect dessert.



Easy Recipe:

Ingredients:

1/2 pkg angel food cake mix
1 large pkg strawberry gelatin
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup blueberries, more, if desired
To make the cake:

Follow directions on the box for the angel food cake but with 1/2 the water recommended. Pour into non-greased 8x8 inch pan and cook in 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. Set aside to cool.

To make Jello:

Soften gelatin in 1 cup hot water. Pour into a bowl, add 2 cups cold water and stir.  Put bowl in freezer for 15 or 20 minutes until gelatin starts to set up.

Put strawberries and blueberries on top of cooled cake. Pour the gelatin over the berries. Put in refrigerator for 2 or 3 hours.

Serve with cream or yogurt.


Hope you are having a fantastic summer.



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What to do Weekends Party #186


Thank you so much, to all of you, who come join us here, each week, with your wonderful  crafts and DIY creations,recipes, etc.  

If you are new to our party, Welcome! We are so very glad you are here!

If you were featured, snap up our "featured" pic. Thanks so much.


Bonus Feature this week...

Cherry Vanilla Root Beer Float by The Bitter Side of Sweet

Cherry Vanilla Root Beer Float | The Bitter Side of Sweet #ad

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Organize Your Car with Placemats DIY

DIY - how to organize your car using placemats. 


I love this organizer. To make it, I bought a bin like this.


Then I bought these placemats.


I measured the height and length of the little cubbie.



Fold the placemat over horizontally and make "pockets" by sewing seams as in picture.


I made 2 placemats into this organizer, one for each side of the cloth bin.


Glue them to the box.


I wanted to keep some reading material and my journal for blog ideas in the organizer also but they wouldn't stay upright... 


so I glued an elastic so that these items would remain upright.



Along with some pretty colored pencils, I keep scissors, tape and other items for journaling for when inspiration strikes.


I added a little trash receptacle in the line of a plastic cereal box atttached with clips. This helps to keep trash to a minimum.

Hope you enjoyed seeing how I made a car organizer out of placemats. Oh, the placemats were on sale from Kohl's but I'm sure that there are some at Walmart.

Oh, a word of caution. Be sure to measure the distance between the 2 front seats to see what size bin is needed. I like that mine fits snuggly but that I can still get it out.

Best wishes,

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