Monday, February 21, 2011

Series 4 - The Candy Wrapper Chain #2






Happy Family Day! It's a teensy post today as I am spending this great little holiday with my family!

Welcome to Series 4 - Candy Wrapper Chain #2!

Yes, it is the 2nd installment in this series of simple crafts made with the lovely candy wrapper chains. In the 1st installment, I dressed up a gift with a few lengths of chain. Easy and effective too!

Today's craft is a decorative lamp shade sleeve that can be slipped on or off your lamp shade whenever you wish to freshen up the look of any lamp.


To make the sleeve, I simply created a removable cone made from a large sheet of newsprint trimmed to fit the shade exactly. I then decorated it with lengths of candy wrapper chain! Find out how to make candy wrapper chains by checking out this great little video tutorial right here. I enlisted my whole family - including my sisters and brother-in-law who were visiting - to help make the chains! Weren't they sweet to help? We made our chains out of the phone book, but they can be made from virtually any kind of paper.


And see? The sleeve slips off easily, so you can have fun creating a few different ones for a variety of looks and seasons!


Now you have yourself a fantastic day and I'll see you again soon!



21 comments:

  1. Outstanding! You are staring a whole trend here.

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  2. Gee!! This turned out fabulous! Like an intricate, vintage lace over the sleeve!!

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  3. Oh, that's a cool look! Like it :)Have to do something like this *a new point on the neverending wanna-do-list*

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  4. Wow Michele your the best.....the most creative...love these x

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  5. Wow that looks really cool! so pretty with the light through it :)

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  6. Wow Michele, this is fantastic! It's more than just recycled stuff. This a piece of art - Hugs Nat

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  7. Lovely..Lovely...super cute..I think its perfect for scrap-book cover or any paper craft file cover..

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  8. JOOOli !!!! Bonnes vacances avec ta famille !

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  9. Michele...you are the winner of my Shabby Apple giveaway! Please leave me a comment with your email address so I can let you know of the other information I need! Congrats and thanks for following!

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  10. Wow, Michele! This looks great. I was trying to figure out what you were using for the chains... thanks for clearing that up for me:) Love it!

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  11. Wow, those are lovely! The texture is fabulous. Congrats on the new dress, too!

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  12. Wow Michele, this goes beyond recycled ART!

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  13. I just love, love, love these! I think that these are my favorite things yet! I made oodles of these during a gum chewing spell in junior high (well just the chains that is). They are so fun!

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  14. This is really amazing, you really should have a book deal. Your head is just full of so many ideas and you execute them so well.

    PS I will be there at the signing.

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  15. Oooh, aaah. So elegant, I just love the architecture of it! A humble craft is elevated by Ms. Pacey once again!

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  16. Oh, I love this! This is one of my favorites of all your fantastic ideas!

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  17. What a great idea! I never knew what to do with those chains after making them.

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