Don’t you just love having flowers in the home? There is something attractive about fresh blooms. Some of my most liked photos on Instagram are the ones with jugs of flowers in. I try to have fresh flowers around at home most of the time. But they need buying most weeks and sometimes I forget to or the budget is a little tight for the seeming extravagance of flowers. It almost seems a shame that their beauty is fleeting and they wither up too soon. I have come up with a way to capture some beautiful petals for longer. What better way to capture them and light up their beauty by using them in a floral lampshade?
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To make this floral lampshade you will need:
You will also need some white greaseproof paper, a laminator and matt laminator sheets, some spray mount, wire and strong double sided tape. (amazon affiliate links below)
Cut a piece of greaseproof paper the same size as your laminate sheet.
Place your paper lengthways and arrange your petals as you wish on the sheet.
I used some yellow and pink rose petals. Spray mount the back of these petals and stick to the greaseproof paper in place. Use the flattest petals you can.
Place the sheet with the petals inside your matt laminate wallet and put through the laminator. You will need to make two sheets this way.
Using strong double sided sticky tape, stick the two sheets together at the short edges to create a circular tube.
Make small holes at regular intervals around the top edge of your tube.
I used a metal hole punch but you could use a paper punch.
Using your wire make a circle that is the same size as the diameter of your tube. So that it fits just inside the top snugly. Loop together.
Make a small circle that will fit over the bayonet of your lamp cable holder thingy and with a long length attach it to the inside of your larger ring, so that the small circle fits in the centre of the ring.
Take two more lengths of wire and attach to the small ring in the middle and to the larger ring.
Make some small loops from the wire.
Thread them through the holes in the shade and use them to hold the wire ring in place. Close them up
Screw to your lightbulb fitting to hang from your lamp shade and there you have it. A lit-up floral petal lampshade.
Here’s a image for you to pin for later.
This is part of the lampshade series:
Also in the lampshade series:
More makes for the bedroom here:
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