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Colorful Fabric Mini-Lights Garland

What to do with leftover fabric from other sewing projects? Why not cover small lampshades to create this colorful garland to decorate your room or patio for the next summer party?



Colorful Light Garland for the Summer

For this project you will need:

- fabric of choice
- clear one sided adhesive foil on a roll - foil should be stable and not flimsy
- fine permanent marker
- a 10er strand of Christmas lights (if possible with a white wire instead of green)
- decorative edged scissors or ruler to create scallops on your pattern
- hole puncher
- 20 brads matching fabric

Craft Pattern:


Lampshade Template






1. Print out the pattern. The pattern is for a straight edged shade. Create large scallops in the pattern if you like to create shades such as these in this project. Cut out 10 rectangles out of the foil that are slightly larger than the pattern itself. Lay each rectangle over the foil and trace the lampshade onto the rectangles. Make sure to also mark the areas where the holes will be punched later. Now adhere fabric to each of these rectangles and then cut out the lampshade shape.
2. Punch the designated holes out.
3. Wrap each bulb with one of the shades making sure to overlap the one side over the other and that the holes are aligned.
4. Fasten each shade with 2 brads.

Colorful Light Garland for the Summer - Detail
Close-Up of Lampshade





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Colorful Light Garland for the Summer



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