10/27/08

Falling Leaves


As I mentioned before October is the best time of year for me. I love the weather, the change in the trees, the events and holidays; I love it all.

I also love crafts and always have more than one project going. That part can get very overwhelming but occasionally a project comes together and it makes all the clutter and confusion seem worth it. I had one of those moments the other night.

Last October while sitting in a parking lot I noticed some beautiful leaves just over the fence. So I grab my handy clippers that I keep in the car for just such moments and clipped off a small limb. I brought it home and put the leaves in an old phone book. After watching Martha Stewart hang paper spiders inside a lamp I remembered the leaves and got to thinking.... wouldn't they look cool inside the lamp shade were the light could show off the color. And they would be appropriate for November as well as October, after all I do have a life and can’t spend all my free time decorating the lampshades.

I pondered the project for a moment, I could hang them in the lamp but I didn’t really want to go to all the trouble of threading leaves onto the lamp frame. Then I had a light blub moment... literally. I got my hair spray and the old phone book with the leaves. I brought them into the living room and this is what I did with them...

All it required was a light coat of the hairspray and then I put them ‘stuck’ them on to the inside of the lampshade. I think their rather pretty and the best part is the when I get tired of them I can just peel them off. I’m thinking of trying snowflakes for winter.






1 comment:

bumblebeecreations said...

Hey there!

I emailed you with my mailing address, I hop you've gotten it. Also, LOVE the lampshade. That's such a great idea!

Tonka.