How to Make a Doily Lampshade Part One

I saw this lampshade made of lace and decided to make my own

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Make the glue or use glue that dries up clear. Mix 1/2 of the water with the flour, bring other 1/2 to the boil, whisk hot water in flour mix, back into the pot, bring to boil, turn of heat, add sugar

Make the glue or use glue that dries up clear. Mix 1/2 of the water with the flour, bring other 1/2 to the boil, whisk hot water in flour mix, back into the pot, bring to boil, turn of heat, add sugar

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I decided to sit in the garden mistake number 1  I secured the ballon to my water jug using ordinary tape mistake number 2

I decided to sit in the garden mistake number 1 I secured the ballon to my water jug using ordinary tape mistake number 2

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I have collected doilies for some years. Don't know why, but some woman made this and it is just far to pretty to be put in a draw or to be thrown out. When I saw a lace lampshade I knew what to do .

I have collected doilies for some years. Don't know why, but some woman made this and it is just far to pretty to be put in a draw or to be thrown out. When I saw a lace lampshade I knew what to do .

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I placed the doilies on the ballon and brushed on the glue. The doilies are overlapping so that they stay together when I deflate the ballon.

I placed the doilies on the ballon and brushed on the glue. The doilies are overlapping so that they stay together when I deflate the ballon.

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Almost done. Sitting in the sun making this with a cup of coffee, was just lovely.

Almost done. Sitting in the sun making this with a cup of coffee, was just lovely.

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I made this from a clay flowerpot for a garden party so that the smokers didn't leave their cigarette butts all over the place. Took the picture and turned to finish my lampshade

I made this from a clay flowerpot for a garden party so that the smokers didn't leave their cigarette butts all over the place. Took the picture and turned to finish my lampshade

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This is what happens to a ballon secured by ordinary tape and exposed to the sun. Well well. A cup of coffee later and I was ready to start again.

This is what happens to a ballon secured by ordinary tape and exposed to the sun. Well well. A cup of coffee later and I was ready to start again.

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I washed out the glue, and was happy I didn't use carpenters glue.

I washed out the glue, and was happy I didn't use carpenters glue.

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Placed the doilies on a old towel and went in to wash my hands.

Placed the doilies on a old towel and went in to wash my hands.

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What are this wet things doing were I want to sleep? Well well it was just one of those days. Another rinse and one more cup of coffee and I was ready to start again again.

What are this wet things doing were I want to sleep? Well well it was just one of those days. Another rinse and one more cup of coffee and I was ready to start again again.

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I put up the parasol and used masking tape.

I put up the parasol and used masking tape.

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This is the result so fare and Im happy with the shape and look. will have to dry until tomorrow and then I will know if it will stay in shape or stick to the ballon so I can't get it out. We'll see.

This is the result so fare and Im happy with the shape and look. will have to dry until tomorrow and then I will know if it will stay in shape or stick to the ballon so I can't get it out. We'll see.

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