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5 most popular tools for finishing off a handmade lampshade

We asked our lampshade making community which tool they preferred using for finishing off their handmade drum lampshades and have listed here the 5 most popular tools. If you want that professional look for your drum lampshades you need to be tucking away any unsightly fraying edges behind the top and …

How to make a Paper Flower Mobile – 3 kits to giveaway!

How to make a paper flower mobile By Heart Handmade UK Plus 3 kits to giveaway! Why not bring the summer indoors with this fabulous paper flower mobile? Adorn your home with beautiful hand twisted wisteria, thanks to this week’s guest blogger Claire from Heart Handmade UK and her easy steps to make …

Sew Now Magazine Issue 9

3 Liberty Home bedroom Ideas

Learn how to restyle your bedroom with step by step tutorials. Hurry! Don’t miss issue 9 of Sew Now Magazine! Not yet heard of Sew Now? Well, we will forgive you as it’s the UK’s newest and most fashion-led sewing magazine out there. Don’t miss the GIVEAWAY further down this …

Dannells lampshade kit and lamp base as made by Kettle of fish Designs

How to make the perfect table lamp

Exciting news! We have teamed up with Karen from Kettle of Fish Designs to bring you an inspiring post showing you how to make a lampshade and how to paint a lamp base. Knowing how to choose the right lampshade and base is no easy task so why not make the perfect …

Susuzan on Dannells lampshade blog

3 Shibori techniques for lampshades

If you haven’t tried shibori dying yet you really must, it is a beautifully simple technique using natural dye and the art of manipulating cloth to create beautiful patterns. Each piece is unique and the magic is in the unfolding to reveal your masterpiece. It really is like magic! We …

Dannells_Mobil lampshades

Dannells meets Lisa Wilmhurst of Mobilampshades

Dannells competition entrant Lisa Wilmhurst of Mobilampshades tells us her business tips and warnings! We first ‘met’ Lisa of Mobilampshades a year ago when she entered our competition to win £250 worth of lampshade making supplies. Lisa’s cheerful mobile lampshades really caught our eye here at Dannells, what an ingenious …

3 Craft blogs you should know about

Oh Joy! This is such a lovely blog/ shop/ website, jam-packed with beautiful, fun and interesting content based around food, fashion and design with lovely how-to videos and mini project ideas. If you like colourful and cheery this is the blog for you.  The Oh Joy! founder Joy Cho, has also …

An insider view from interior designer Susannah Acland

Providing the finishing touches As an Interior Designer, I am always keen to provide my clients with the perfect finishing touches to …

6 Step guide to painting wooden furniture

Give your furniture a new lease of life with our 6 step guide to painting wooden furniture. Be sure to sand your surface …

Four quick bedroom hacks

1: Pick a happy colour This is your room, so select colours that make you feel clam and relaxed. Neutral shades are …

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