Here’s a quick project that can spruce up a beige lampshade. I made this because I was sick of looking at two beige lampshades on my vintage dressing table. I’m not a huge fan of beige. In our brightly coloured boho bedroom, they looked like the square neighbours had turned up to ask us to keep the noise down.
Hey, ladies here’s something you can give YOURSELF on Mother’s Day… Remember the glory days of the permission slip? When you could get your mum to write you a note to get out of stuff you didn’t want to do?Well, I’ve brought those days back.
This is a pajaki (pronounced pie-yunky) – a Polish paper chandelier. Traditionally they are hung in Polish houses during winter to represent colourful spider webs which are often seen as good luck. I’m not sure I’m up for a house full of spiders but as far as decorations go, these are perfect for Christmas, and much prettier than tinsel – I think I’ll keep it up all year.
Guess what? Christmas doesn’t need to be tacky. If you’re tinsel adverse like me (I feel itchy just looking at it!), this might be the Christmas craft project for you.
HP printers have asked me to create some easy printable Christmas decorations for their Tumblr feed.