Easy Personalized Pillows and Lamp Shades

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Who doesn’t want to have their pillows and lamps shades reflect their own personalities? Well, with these projects you can do just that.

As you all know by now, the accessories are the final addition to any room design and I have a couple projects to show you here that allow you to customize some of your accessories.  These are perfect for a bedroom, living room, any room in the house, and I have a lamp shade and a pillow project.

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Pillow Project:

So, the idea here is that you can purchase a variety of different colored 16” square pillow covers and then customize the look of the pillow by adding self adhesive embellishments or motifs.  All you need to do is peel them off of the cardboard backing and position them onto the surface you are embellishing!  It’s as easy as that!  The embellishments come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes and in trims, beads and you name it! 

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Lamp Shade Project:

A lamp shade can be customized too.  You have to purchase the type of shade that has an adhesive coating.  You remove the paper cover and use it as your template.  Just place the template on your fabric, trace around it….then cut it out.

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For the lampshade project it’s a good idea to use lightweight fabrics like cottons and light upholstery or drapery fabrics.  You can use a solid color and then embellish with designs just like the pillow project or go bold with something trendy like a black and white fabric. Once the fabric is cut, position it on the shade and roll the shade which will them adhere the fabric.

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Then, use self adhering braided trim to give the edges a nice finishing touch!

Either of these projects would be fun to do with your kids or grandkids because it would give them the satisfaction of creating something beautiful for their rooms or as gifts!  Enjoy!

Oh, by the way, these products are made by Conso, a division of Simplicity Creative Group and can be purchased a your local JoAnn’s stores. You can even find these products on their website at http://www.joann.com/home-decor/brand_conso/?psize=48

Shari

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