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Industrial Chicken Wire Lamp Shade

Hi everyone! It's me Tonya and I am here to share a lamp shade I altered with MD Hobby and Craft Chicken Wire and Maps I turned into flowers to add a vintage charm to the shade.



I started with this old and tired lamp shade that use to hang in my dining room until I replaced with another light fixture. I had held onto this thinking that I might be able to use it for something later on. I am so glad I did!!!


After removing the fabric this was left with a metal frame.


The chicken wire comes folded in half and rolled up. I had my husband help by holding while I cut with wire cutter in the fold and with determining how much to cut off the roll. Also it might be a good idea that if you don't have a "holder" to help  wear gloves because the wires do have sharp edges. I know...ouch!


First make sure you have long enough wire that will wrap around the frame on all sides. Now begin wrapping each wire to the frame with needle nose pliers working from each side so it will be tight with no puckers. 


This is what the shade will look like once it is wrapped.



I used two of my favorite flower diecuts which I cut from old Maps and adhered together and to the shade with Nori Paste .


At a future date I might change out the flowers to something seasonal but for now I am loving the industrial vintage feel of my lamp shade!
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.



Supplies Used: 
Altered Pages: Maps, Nori Paste 
MD Hobby Chicken Wire
Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters, Flower Diecuts 

Be sure to stop by Altered Pages and MD Hobby and Crafts to check out the latest in their shops, thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoying creating!



Comments

  1. Wow, what a creative use for chicken wire! Great design for anyone with a rustic or country theme decor. Nice project, Tonya.

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  2. Great project, Tonya, and so clever of you to redo that lampshade. Such an improvement.

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  3. Very clever! It would look good on my chicken lamp♥

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  4. That's very interesting. I like it and I can even see some other ideas in my head.

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