I’ve got an hour free. I’ve got some scrap supplies I haven’t used. I have a bunch of crochet squares and motifs sitting around. What should I do? Take out the glue and add already-crocheted stash items to an unused craft supply item to make a small crochet lamp decor item, of course. What I made didn’t come out perfect but it was just a tester for a larger project I’ll eventually get around to completing!
I had a lot of craft supplies left from earlier this year when I received some David Tutera bridal supplies for a different craft project. One of the things I’d kept was a set of twelve little vellum lampshades. You wrap them into lampshade shape and then stick them on top of a wine glass or a cocktail glass and it makes a little lamp. You can put a tea light into the glass to get more of a real lamp effect.
I also had a full bag full of crochet squares and motifs that I had made in the past with scrap yarn.
The Simple Process
Find some cute motifs that go well together. Glue them directly onto the vellum. See what emerges.
A Few Tries
The blue hearts were easy to use since I just placed them randomly. With the colored blocks I was trying to cover much more of the vellum so when I wrapped the shade into the lamp shape it didn’t work right away and I had to replace, relgue, etc. but for the most part I got the gist of what I wanted to do.
Not Perfect, But Cute
I didn’t put a significant amount of time or effort into this project. I just wanted to get an idea of how the glue works on the vellum and how different motif layouts might look. I’d like to make a small set of these lamps (three or four) to display together in my home and for those I’ll actually be more conscious of my selections. But in the meantime, I think these are pretty cute for a quick afternoon project.