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Enticing Tea Bags
This shade can be easily constructed by sewing tea bags together and hanging them from a rim. We suspect the chamomile lamp smells great.
Nina at Living In made two passes at this design before taking it to her blog. She found success by soaking cotton wool yarn in wallpaper glue, wrapping the yarn tightly around a gym ball, and then letting it dry on a bucket for a few days. Once the glue dried, she deflated and removed the ball, creating a one-of-a-kind statement piece. Beautiful!
If you have an old lampshade frame, or can find one at a yard sale, you're all set for this project. Nikki at The Ambitious Procrastinator coated a frame in Krylon spray paint and wove thread across the frame's panels. This project is cheap, trendy, and easy to alter as your style evolves.
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