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Friday, March 31, 2017

No sew with Helmar

Hello Fello crafters, Cathy here this fine day to share a sort of sew project, with no needle and thread but with something that is just like stitching to fabric...Helmar Fabric Glue.  I was real pleased how it turned out and wanted to go buy a bunch of plain lamp shades after to transform like I did to my plain Jane  shade I had bought some time ago.

Here is a picture of the lamp shade before I started and the Helmar Adhesives I used to complete the project...

I had some flower lace ribbon from Stampin up I believe and thought it would look perfect around the top of the lamp shade...

I had a small strip of the ribbon left over and figured I might as well use it up on the shade, so I applied the Helmar Fabric Glue across the back side of the ribbon and then rolled it in a ball to create a flower to add to the decor of the shade which you will see later..

My next step was to glue some lace ribbin from my stash that I got at Michaels'...


After the lace was glued on I went hunting for embellishments, and came across a stick pin, a heart one that used to be my mom's ( who is living with the angels) and a regular stick pin from Close to My Heart, and some beads to add to it.
I used the Helmar Craft Glue to add to the pin and keep the beads on.


 

Now here is a close up of the lamp shade, you can see the rolled flower I made top and center to which I added a vintage button to the center.  The rest of the flowers are from Michaels' Recollections collection.  I used the Helmar Fabris Glue on each pin to help hold them in as well as the feathers and leaves and flowers.


Below is the lamp shade all assembled....

and here it is back in it's place lit up...


So there you have it.. my completed lamp shade.. Hope you like as much as I do.
Til next time... Cathy






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