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February 13, 2015

Map Paper Lampshade Makeover!

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Joy Dickson Cycle 10

We end our Hazel & Ruby project weeks, with a gorgeous makeover by Joy Dickson! See her impressive project below!

Hi Friends! It's Joy from Joy's Life.com here today with a fun home decor project!
Map Paper Lamp Shade Makeover #ModPodge #DIY #lampshade
I just love the Maps of the World paper by Hazel & Ruby so much! Just last week I used it to make this with it. I decided that it would be perfect for making over the very plain lampshade on my craftroom lamp.
Map Paper Lamp Shade Makeover #ModPodge #DIY #lampshade
First, I painted the lampshade.
Map Paper Lamp Shade Makeover #ModPodge #DIY #lampshade
After the paint dried I cut the map paper in strips and applied them to the shade using Mod Podge. I both painted Mod Podge directly onto the shade and applied the paper and also applied the Mod Podge to the paper and then applied it to the shade. I found that putting it directly on the shade worked best because it dried super fast on the paper and I needed time to position it. After it was dry, I added pom pom ribbon to the top and bottom edges.
Map Paper Lamp Shade Makeover #ModPodge #DIY #lampshade
I added a few tags from Teresa Collins' Pocket Dies Lifestyle collection using my Cut'N'Boss machine. Here are other projects I've made with my Cut'N'Boss. I think it's a great machine!
Map Paper Lamp Shade Makeover #ModPodge #DIY #lampshade
I added some washi tape and a few Petaloo flowers to the tags.
Map Paper Lamp Shade Makeover #ModPodge #DIY #lampshade

I hope you enjoy my project! I had a great time making it!
When I'm not here you can find me at Joy's Life.com!


Thank you Joy! What a gorgeous transformation! 

And big thanks to Hazel & Ruby for sponsoring these past two weeks! Be sure to check them out here!

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