I had to turn my creative juices on to flow. Ah-ha I will make it out of chicken wire, muslin, and chenille bedspread fringe. My first try was a flop with the chicken wire. Good ol' Mom who has been there and done that for more years than I can count came to the rescue. When we work as a team I get the inspiration and ideas and it's up to her to figure how we will do it! lol Poor Mom.
Are you ready for this? Let's go!
1) Getting the chicken wire a nice round. I used the lid to my charcoal grill as a pattern and used a marker to trace around the lid. Please note I have never made one of these or seen one made so I was winging it as I went along. Wear gloves and long sleeves or you get all poked up like I did.
4) Fold into half again.
NO matter how I tried I could not get this picture turned correctly. So sorry but it still shows how it should be.
This is the total amount used for all of the wrung muslin. Pick a spot pour a small dab, rub with the bottom of your spoon.
9) Cut your muslin or fabric using the same object you used to shape your chicken wire. This time I used a pencil to trace. I ironed the muslin slightly to make sure it was the right size. Pictures are not ironed.
Taa-daa! There you have it a Chicken Wire Lamp Shade by Nancy Davis with My Eclectic Loft!
- chicken wire
- tin snips, wire cutters
- black marker
- fabric sized as needed
- fringe if wanted
- grunge solution
I have been asked many times about my home made walnut stain. Gather the walnut hulls (the green part) add to water and let soak for about a week or more. This is very strong on fabric and you just need a very small dab, size of a dime or smaller.