Stitch pretty paper watercolored lampshades
Turn simple water colors and scrapbook paper into beautiful lampshades for your next party!
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1. Print your favorite coloring book pages on heavy watercolor paper
2. - 5. Fill in the pattern with Graphix Aqua Inks in your favorite colors
6. Try different patterns for this project
7. Trace lampshade panels on the watercolored papers using the pattern above
8. Cut the sides of each panel leaving the top and bottom scallop uncut
9. Using decorative edge scissors, cut the top and bottom part of each panel
10. Glue book pages to watercolor paper for other panels
11. Cut panels from heavy scrapbook paper, too!
12. Using 1/4" seam allowance, stitch 5 panels into a shade
*Plain sides touching when you sew
13. Add book page and scrap book panels in between the watercolored panels
14. Punch 2 holes at the top
15. Thread ribbon through the holes
16. Using double stick tape, secure a tea light to the ribbon inside the shade
Hang and you're done!
Watch how to make them here!