Don't throw out an old lampshade: Give it a new look with buttons and lace

When it’s time to add floral elegance to the living room look, or maybe it’s the ideal moment for sprucing up a nursery, there’s no reason to spend a lot of money at the store. Instead of purchasing the perfect decorative lamp considering creating something new from one that’s already at home. An old lampshade works well as a base for creating a one of a kind illuminating accessory with some help from buttons and lace.
Snipping individual flowers from a string of lace is a quick way to come up with just the right amount of feminine appeal for a new lampshade. Add a blue, yellow, or purple button to the center of the lace flower for a look that’s as charming as it is colorful. When attached across the surface of a lampshade with hot glue, these button-based flowers can make it look brand new in no time at all. Place it in a child’s room or on an end table in the living room to pay homage to the spring season accompanied by a vase of fresh flowers.
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Materials
- Standard lampshade
- Floral lace, white and at least 1” in width
- Thread snips
- Hot glue gun
- Small buttons, (20) yellow, purple, and blue
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Instructions
 
1. Remove a standard lampshade from its base and set it to the side.
2. Snip 20 individual lace flowers from a larger string of white lace.
3. Apply a spot of hot glue to the center of one of the lace flowers and press a small, colorful button to the glue to attach.
4. Attach a single, colorful button to the center of each of the remaining lace flowers using hot glue to secure.
5. Apply a spot of hot glue to the outside of the lampshade and press one of the button flowers to the glue to attach to the exterior.
6. Continue gluing and attaching lace and button flowers around the circumference of the lampshade in a pleasing design.
7. Replace the lampshade on the base and add a lightbulb.
8. Place the lamp on an end table or in a nursery for a fun, upgraded look that’s feminine and charming.
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