Animals Staying Warm In The Winter

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Snowman Hurricane Glass

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Use an old or new Hurricane Glass to make this really cool snowman. If you finish it with varnish you can actually use this to put a candle in or use it on a base light. A small push light would work also.

Use acrylic white and blot it on the inside of shade not making a solid thick cover. This allows the light to shine through with a unique snow appearance.

Paint a nose, mouth and eyes in acrylic paint on the outside. Cover with a varnish inside and out and you are ready to go. Add a decorative bow. What a great decoration that you can easily make yourself.

 

Tiered Lamp Shade Project

89e78f3230d1fe82b2c0137ced743e26What a great inexpensive way to build an awesome chandelier.

You will need:

Popsicle, craft sticks (a lot)

Hot glue gun

Hot glue gun sticks

3 round loops (large, medium, small)  (think embroidery circles)

Light kit

Light bulb

String

What to do:

With your largest loop you will need to tie three strings equally spaced apart. Join those three strings together above the top loop. This will tie to the electrical cord for the light fixture. The medium loop will need to be attached similarly to the largest and the smallest to the medium. Hot glue Popsicle sticks that have been died or painted a color of your choosing. We choose a nice blue dye that the sticks were soaked in for about ten minutes. The alternative is painting each stick (and each row could be a complimentary color or after you are completely done you can spray paint the whole thing in several very light coatings. You will need to assemble the light fixture as per its instructions. Do not use more than a 40 watt bulb. If the light fixture comes with a chain it makes this process easier to attach the light shade to the light fixture. if it doesn’t have a chain your tying skills be what makes the shade stay where you want it. Hang from ceiling.

Alternative: This could be made to fit a standing lamp that you could get from a thrift store/yard sale. The top of your new creation will start with the part of your lampshade that attaches to your lamp. The whole lamp could be spray painted to match, or use a complimentary color.

Use For Old Buttons

What a great idea for all of your old loose buttons just sitting around waiting to find a good home. Can be done on an old lampshade that can be painted or on a new white one like seen here to provide a glow to the buttons. Would make a great shade for a child’s room or your craft room. Where might you use this idea? Do you have enough buttons for a project like this?