Project Ideas - DIY
1. Mod Lampshade
Take a lampshade pattern and cut it out using a colored acetate. Use vellum tape to line up the edges and attach. Voila - a colored lampshade. You may also need to make a base for it to sit on. A simple circle the size of the bottom of the lampshade with a small circle in the center to fit down over the hardware will do nicely. Warning - do not set the acetate directly on the bulb. It can melt and damage not only the lamp, but perhaps the wiring as well, not to mention being a fire hazzard.
If you have a plain lampshade you can also just add the acetate as a covering to give a similar look.
2. Cut a yellow piece of acetate to fit a "southern" facing window. Add a light from outside to give you a sunny day. You can attach it to the window with a spray-on adhesive or just 2 dots of double sided tape for an even easier application and removal.
3. Cut a blue or green piece of acetate to fit any window. Add a light from outside to give you a nighttime or dark mood. The green especially gives an eerie cast to a scene. You can attach it to the window with a spray-on adhesive or just 2 dots of double sided tape for an even easier application and removal.
Here are just a few ideas for some of the supplies we offer. We would love to hear more about what you are doing in the miniature world. Pictures may be displayed on the website along with your first name.
1. Twist and braid the chenille trim to form strands of 'hair' for a larger doll. It gives a very unique look.
1. Add these little sparkles to clothes, jewelry, hats, as well as decorative items like mirrors and lamps for a little bit of glamor. Great for scrapbook pages, gift boxes, or even your own fingernails.