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#1 kiarra67

Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:47 PM


I've bought a lovely dark purple lamp shade for DD's nursery, and I wanted to add some details to it to make it a bit more special for her (second bub so getting lots of hand-me-downs). I was thinking of adding some silver stars and moons to it, but I don't know what kind of stuff I can use that won't burn or catch fire or anything.  I'm also not very arty crafty, so if anyone knows where I can buy some pre-made decorations that are lamp safe, or what kind of material I could use to try and make some myself??

Thanks heaps! :)

#2 eponee

Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:05 PM

Spotlight sell tons of lovely buttons in lots of colours, shapes and sizes.  Would that be an option?  You could just glue them to the shade.

#3 Soontobegran

Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:11 PM

I just bought material and cut it to the shape and covered the old shade using fabric glue. I've done this several times......no burning or overheating.

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