A little shade

Here is another lamp shade I decorated.  I'm not as happy with it as the Ecru one - the tatting didn't go quite as I envisioned it (and I think I glued it down crooked....)
This one is in Lizbeth size 20 black.  Even though it didn't come out quite as planned I felt it was still usable, I just hid part of the disappointing part under a bow :-)

The flat-backed gems are from my in-laws' 60th wedding anniversary party a few years ago.  We sprinkled each table with these "diamonds" and I could not throw all of them away when we cleaned up.  Plus I had purchased a bit more than we ended up using (okay, way more), so now I have a lot of these left.  I haven't used many of them yet but thought they added a bit of sparkle to this little lamp.

Dressing up the cans to go with these shades has been fun.  I've been cleaning up a few cans to keep for crafting purposes for a while but hadn't gotten around to dressing any of them up until I did these lamp shades.  So far they've come together quickly and I've been happy with all of them.  Reusing tin cans, using up bits and pieces of craft-y stuff, easy and comes together pretty quick - Family beware!  They will probably  be showing up in gifts for all occasions soon!

"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine."
Thomas Jefferson

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