Dress Up Your Lampshade!!

So....are you a Recycler?

Do you have a hard time throwing things out?

Do you often find yourself thinking of new ways to use an old item around your home?

Well then you need to join us in Glue Arts first challenge!

First though....let's share a new project today to inspire you to join in and craft along with us!!!

Button Up Your Lampshade in 3 easy steps!
Designer: Cheri Wenger

Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Assorted Button Shapes and Sizes to layer & coordinate with your color scheme
Old Lamp Shade in need of some dressing up

Designer Note: You know we Glue Girls love to provide inspiration to you, but we also look for inspiration from others as well. This "makeover" home craft was inspired by a project I saw a few years back on Better Homes and Gardens website. It immediately made me think of my daughter’s lamp which although modern and neutral, needed some excitement added to it to liven it up for her tropical beachy bedroom.

Lamp Shade "Before Instructions (Create in 30 minutes or less)

1. Lay out all the buttons you purchased for the project on a sheet of paper and start stacking and pairing them up. Once you’ve decided on the layering, attach the top buttons to the bottom ones using Extreme Adhesive Squares."

2. Start adding buttons to lamp shade, turning as you go and making sure you have a good balance of color and sizes. If you just lightly place them onto the shade, you should be able to remove and reposition. 

3. Once you are happy with positioning of all the buttons, press firmly onto the shade supporting it with your hand on the inside of the shade.

Designer’s Tip: You can use some of the other amazing Glue Arts adhesives, i.e. Ribbon Adhesive to add ribbons, fringe, ric rac and trims to dress up even further. Or if you are a bling girl, use micro extreme adhesive squares to add rhinestones, pearls or metal charms. My daughter was happy with just the buttons so I left it at that. Don't tell her, but I may go back when she’s asleep and add some raffia fringe around the bottom with my Glue Arts hot glue gun. Shhh!

We're excited to invite you our GlueArts fans to join us in this challenge during National Craft Month!!! It's the perfect time to craft, repurpose and enter for a chance to win some amazing products. Here's the details:
GlueArts invites crafters to celebrate National Craft Month by submitting an original crafted project using recycled, repurposed or reusable items and at least one GlueArts product for a chance to win a prize package worth $250.

Projects must contain at least one recycled, repurposed or reusable item and at least one GlueArts product (see products at www.gluearts.com).  Submissions must include a photo and a description of project.  Contestants should include a photo on the description page (contestant names should not appear on photos). Descriptions must include a materials list and how the GlueArts product(s) was used.   Project photos must include the GlueArts product that was used.  

All project photos and descriptions must be submitted by March 18 to gluegirl@gluearts.com.

We have an amazing prize package (valued at over $250!) we will be giving out to a lucky winner! Products from Wescott, Hero Arts, Provo Craft, GlueArts and Plaid!! 
We look forward to receiving your submission!!!! And last today before you go if you would please take a moment to answer our product poll on the top left side of the blog. We'd like to get your feedback on how you like the Adhesive Squares. We currently have the product set so that the adhesive is on the outside of the roll....facing out. This allows you the ease of just applying the adhesive to paper, embellishments and such without having to unroll the roll. We though would like your input on what you prefer...or does it even matter. Leave us a comment today letting us know you've cast a vote, and please feel free to add any additional comments regarding your preference. We'll pick a random winner Monday to receive our Extreme Adhesive Squares & Mini Squares and our PermaTac  Adhesive Squares!!

Be sure to visit our Facebook page today for chances to win GlueArts products that you can use on those submissions! We'll see you there!!!

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