Upcycle an old lampshade into a new spring mobile. Simple shapes and bright colored paper welcomes spring into your home. Use this idea as a party decoration for a bridal shower or as a fun craft project to create with your daughter for her room
Remove fabric lampshade from wired frame.
Spray paint the frame pink and allow it to dry.
Make 3 dangles to hang from the wired lampshade frame. You will need to use the included pattern to create the birds. Use a retractable blade to cut a slit for the bird’s wing. Punch a hole along the bird’s back and tie fishing line through it to hang the bird. Punch 3 different sized circles. Each circle set will need 2 of the same size circles. Sandwich the matching circle sizes with fishing line between them. For variety add a unique shape such as the scallop or you could use a seasonal shape
I waited until the rest of the lampshade was decorated before securing the birds to it.
Hot glue old children’s beaded necklaces for trim along the top of the lampshade. Add pink bows to the necklaces
For a hanger, thread a piece of tulle through the lampshade hole. Then weave the tulle through an extra large button. Thread it back through the lampshade hole and tie a bow.
Glue flat, pink plastic trim around the base of the lampshade. You can use any flat trim you have. I stumbled upon this piece at my local thrift store and liked how it matched the spray paint color.
Create 3 large pink flowers and 3 large yellow flowers using the scalloped heart punch. Follow the step-out photos for creating this project. You will punch 3 of the heart punches with the Swiss Cheese punch. The base of the flower is a large circle punch with 4 heart punches on it. Add a button with embroidery floss as a finishing detail. For dimensional flowers, add foam tape between the layers of the flowers and fold the flowers to give them shape
Create 6 smaller blue flower sets using the flower punch. Make sure to add foam tape between the flower layers. Add buttons to the center of each flower. Tip: The buttons don’t necessarily have to match. You could also add gems, stickers, glitter, or pom-poms to the flowers’ centers. Use something you already have in your stash!
Cut leaves for the flowers by trimming an oval shape from patterned paper. Snip the ends of the oval to make them pointed like a leaf. Secure all your pieces to the lampshade!