Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Watercolour Lampshade

This was our Saturday evening project, while the lads watched a boxing match.

Coo kept her "Jubilee horn"--as she calls it-- nearby. I'm still not sure why.  It's quite likely that she thought all the fuss and fury she heard coming from the laptop in the lounge was some sort of Jubilee-related celebration. How was she to comprehend the sporting importance of an event during which two over-grown men consistently attempt to hit each other in the face?

We enjoyed our creativity in the relative peace and quiet.

And this is how it turned out:

I love the delicate, dip-dyed effect, especially in the mid-morning light!

These IKEA rice paper shades are perfect for watercolour paints.  Also, they're inexpensive [£2.25/$3.50], handmade, and when you've pulled out the wire circles at the top and base, can be completely disposed of by recycling or throwing onto the bonfire!


  1. beautiful!!!!! i love this. what a great idea. xo

  2. It was so much fun! Can't wait to try another customising another lampshade... :)

  3. tracey12:07 am are so creative erin...and looks like eve is going to take after her momma :)

    1. Necessity is the mother of invention!! I never can find what I really like so I have to make it. And yep, she's my little shadow. :)


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