I turned an embroidery hoop into pretty tiny night lamp and I love the way it looks both at night and during the day. I used chalk paints and burlap to get the vintage yet chic look that it carries.
I had previously used frozen ice shade of chalk paint in my hexagon wall shelf tutorial and I absolutely loved the super matte coverage it gave. So I experimented with other shades and I am falling in love with it over and over again!
One good thing about the burlap sheet was that it had this plastic coating at the opposite side so Even at places where excess paint was there, it dint not spill out! I also decoupaged this pretty roses border from pretty in pink paper stack from Itsy Bitsy just for a flowery background at the top portion.
While I was busy painting the burlap, I gave the embroidery hoop to my daughter and she was so cautiously painting them with fortune cookie chalk paint. Oh she loves doing what I do and she makes sure that she has used each and every one of my craft supplies!
I used the same burlap sheets with plastic coating to make flowers and I did it with the help of scallop flower die from Itsy bitsy. I observed that since the nature of burlap is different from that of paper, the die did not cut it out as nicely as I anticipated but if you place the cutting side of die facing the plastic side, you get a much better diecut.
I would have left it as such but then I felt the edges were not that defines since it was burlap. I used 3d liner in white shade to cover the edges of the entire swirl of petal and now it was perfect.
I bunched up pollens and tied them with a flower wire and inserted them right through the center of the flower to fill up the center space. I varied the flowers by adding different shades on the petals, varying the pollen shade etc.
I arranged the flowers on the top of the embroidery hoop as if hanging along its border and added a few pretty fillers in white shade. Before you finalize the arrangement, place them in their positions till you are satisfied with the symmetry and then fix them by twisting all their wires together. I also added a few leaf structure with the help of leaf lace from Itsy Bitsy.
I felt the hanging leaf lace had a pretty effect on the flower bunch so I added a lace bow in the embroider hoop before adding the flowers bunch above them.
This is the final look of the chalk paint altered night lamp.
Hope you liked this project. Just another example of how you can transform ordinary things into pretty stuff with just few craft supplies in hand 🙂
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